Trinity Health Foundation provides funds for the development, renovation, and maintenance of facilities. In addition, the Foundation purchases new equipment and invests in the latest technology to best meet the health and wellness needs of the people in the region.
Pediatric Therapy Outpatient Waiting Area
Trinity Pediatric Therapy department received generous funding from Trinity Health Foundation in order to enhance the outpatient therapy waiting room. The waiting room is shared by both adult and pediatric patients. The funding allowed the purchase of supplies and decorations to transform the environment to be more child friendly. Many families have voiced satisfaction, and the many faces of smiling children are the measure of us having met our goal with this project!
This past year ICU received two Arctic Suns. This piece of equipment is crucial in cooling patients who have had an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. These devices cool our patients quickly, allowing their brains to rest post cardiac arrest. The outcomes from using these devices have been good. “Our goal is to send the patient home without any deficits from the event. The Arctic Suns have allowed us to do that. We thank the Trinity Health Foundation for this opportunity,” said Amy Bergrude, RN.
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Exercise Equipment
This past year the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation department at Trinity Health received two recumbent elliptical bikes and a treadmill from the Trinity Health Foundation. These three new pieces of exercise equipment have been a tremendous benefit to this department. “We service many cardiac and pulmonary patients each year, helping them gain strength, endurance and stamina. These three pieces of exercise equipment are the most utilized in this department. By having these new pieces of equipment, we have been able to service our patients in a timely and efficient way. Our patients no longer have a wait time and can perform the exercise needed for his/her session. We feel we have been blessed by the Trinity Health Foundation,” said Heidi Zaderaka, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation manager.
NeoBlue Bilirubin Lights
NeoBlue Phototherapy Lights are used to treat infant hyperbilirubinemia, a clinical problem commonly encountered in the first week of life where baby’s blood contains an excess of bilirubin, and the baby’s liver isn’t mature enough to get rid of the bilirubin in the bloodstream. The NeoBlue Phototherapy Lights are used by Pediatrics, the Family Birth Center and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
The foundation provided funding to purchase birthing beds for Trinity Health’s Labor & Delivery Unit. These beds offer expectant mothers maximum safety and comfort. Thanks to the new beds, the birth takes place naturally according to the mother’s expectations. For healthcare staff, the bed is a reliable and practical tool which improves the quality and facilitates the care of the woman in labor. It creates a feeling of a pleasant and safe environment for the woman in labor at all stages of birth.
Germaway UV Tabletop Sterilizer
This chemical-free UV surface sterilizer that will be used by NorthStar Criticair will result in effective sanitization by killing up to 99.9% of bacteria, viruses, mold spores, yeasts, C. diff , odors, and other harmful microorganisms.
Other departments that received funding from Trinity Health Foundation for facilities and equipment:
- Kenmare Hospital
- Trinity Regional Eyecare