CPMC Foundational Grant Program Brings Equipment to Labor and Delivery Department
The Cabinet Peaks Medical Center Foundation began the Departmental Grant Program in 2017 with a goal of helping medical center departments purchase items that directly impact patient care and employee satisfaction. These items must be less than $5,000 each and must not be in the department's current operating budget in order to be considered for the grant.
"The Foundation is pleased to be able to frequently provide equipment, on a smaller scale, that will help medical center patients and employees in ALL departments across the facility," stated Kate Stephens, Executive Director of the Foundation. "Often the community only hears about the Foundation's big projects and the work we do to raise money for very expensive items within the medical center. The departmental grant program, which is funded by the Foundation's Mission Fund, has been a wonderful way for us to continue giving back to individual departments, and to reach more employees and more community members than ever before."
Most recently, the program has purchased a Massimo 8 Passport Patient Monitor for the Nursery Department.
According to Kimberlee Rebo, RN, BSN, CMSRN, Acute Care Manager, prior to the CPMC Foundation purchasing the machine, the labor and delivery staff were using four different devices to help gather the information they needed to be able to quickly identify issues with newborns and adjust treatment plans based on the ongoing data gathering. The new patient monitor will replace those individual items and allow the team to quickly identify and treat newborns at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center.
"Having a dedicated monitor in our department will allow all of our team members to become more comfortable with the device and using it on our newborns. It will also give our parents a peace of mind that we are dedicated to not only excellent patient care, but also committed to remaining technologically advanced in our rural community. Thank you, CPMC Foundation for supporting our goal of providing excellence in every aspect of care that we offer," stated Rebo.
The Foundation reviews departmental grant applications on an on-going basis throughout the year. "We are proud to be able to help more patients receive quality care, and more employees provide compassionate care with this new program and can't wait to see how we can help again in the near future," added Stephens.
If you have any questions about the Foundation, or how you can contribute to this cause, or other Foundation campaigns, please contact Kate Stephens at email@example.com or 283-7140.