Floyd Memorial Awarded Three Crusade for Children Grants PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 00:00

Floyd Memorial has been awarded three WHAS-11 Crusade for Children grants, with funds totaling $24,418. The grants will provide funding to purchase items and services aimed at ensuring that the hospital is able to meet the unique medical and psychological needs of children being treated at the facility, which treats approximately 9,000 children per year. Each grant is outlined below.
$3,632 was awarded to the Emergency Department for the purchase of a variety of pediatric trauma equipment. $3,090 toward the purchase of a Pantax video laryngoscope and pediatric blades for rapid intubation of a child in a pediatric emergency. $248 toward the purchase of two pediatric thermometer ear extension modules for rapid, non-invasive, accurate monitoring of children. $294 toward the purchase of five Wee Sight Infant Vein Illuminators for the accurate location of veins in special needs children.
$12,420 was awarded for the purchase of a SimBaby advanced. These simulators, operated by a sophisticated software system, are intended to save lives by equipping hospital staff including, nurses, physicians and paramedics with the experience and tools they need to assess and manage a pediatric medical crisis.
$8,366 was awarded to the Surgical Department to purchase two items. $3,454 toward the purchase of a Stryker Cub Specialized Pediatric Crib with safety features which will be used to ensure the safety of special needs children before and after surgery. $4,912 toward the purchase of a GlideScope system for pediatric intubation.
Floyd Memorial is proud to receive these three grants from Crusade for Children. Thanks to donors like the Crusade for Children, Floyd Memorial Hospital is able to offer exceptional care to the children and families of Southern Indiana.
About Floyd Memorial
Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services is a 236-bed, acute care regional healthcare provider for the Kentuckiana area.  The hospital offers a full continuum of care from inpatient care to rehab services to home healthcare.  Services include cardiac surgery, thoracic and vascular services, orthopedics, spine care, wound care, pain management, a sleep disorders center, women’s services including obstetrics, cancer care, diabetic treatment and weight management services.  Floyd Memorial is also affiliated with Kleinert Kutz Surgery Center, a free-standing center offering expert care in hand, musculoskeletal, orthopedics, foot and ankle surgeries, as well as plastic and reconstructive cosmetic surgeries. In 2011, Floyd Memorial was rated the “Highest Recommended Hospital in the Region” by HCAHPS and was also recognized by U.S. News Media and World Report as a Best Regional Hospital for the Louisville Metro area – the only Southern Indiana hospital to make the list.  For more information, visit www.floydmemorial.com.


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