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HVCH awarded grant from Aladdin Shriners

HVCH Foundation wishes to thank Aladdin Shriners Hospital Association for Children for their grant in the amount of $9,765.13. These funds will allow two departments within the hospital to better serve our pediatric patients.

Grant money will provide the following:

  • Two Pedi-Lite Pediatric Spine Boards, used for temporary mobilization of pediatric patients who have experienced a traumatic fall or accident resulting in possible spinal injuries, thus avoiding potential paralyzing of children.
  • Two Papoose Boards that also provide temporary medical stabilization of patients allowing assessment and treatment following a potential spinal or orthopedic injury to children two-six years old.
  • Two Papoose Boards for children ages 6-12 years old, which are needed to safely secure patients while rendering treatment or performing a medical procedure.
  • One Rad-5 Handheld Pulse Oximeter used to obtain measurements on pediatric patients who have suffered facial burns to avoid obstruction of airway. Oximeters can also be used for orthopedic injuries when patient needs to be sedated, allowing monitoring of oxygen level during sedation. Additionally, a reusable sensor will help HVCH save on costs.
  • Two Hi-Low Tables. Hi-Lo Tables are used for pediatric patients who require skilled therapy intervention while recovering from orthopedic, spinal cord injuries or burns. Tables provide the ability for a therapist to lower tables to a level that permits pediatric patients to transfer from a wheelchair preventing further injury or pain. Once on the table it can be raised to a more ergonomically correct level for therapist to deliver care.

“When local organizations such as Shriners grant money to non-profits like HVCH Foundation it does more than help propel our hospital forward,” Chief Public Relations Officer Latricia Johnston said. “It sends the message to our entire community that together we are on the journey of improving healthcare for Hocking County. At Hocking Valley Community Hospital everyone is treated with excellent care regardless of their ability to pay. With grants such as this one, HVCH will continue leading the way to a healthier community.”

On hand for check presentation (Left to right): Lee Howdyshell, Steven Rine Hocking Hills Shrine Club President, Latricia Johnston, HVCH CPRO, and Jim Copenhaver. Hocking County’s local Shrine Club has approximately 50 members; the 200 Shrines worldwide consist of 350,000 members. Shriners Hospital for Children is one of the most respected charities nationally and known for their philanthropic support in caring for pediatric patients who have experienced orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate. Over the years, Shriners Hospitals have expanded to an extraordinary health system with 22 facilities in the United States, Canada and Mexico.