Campaign Launched for New Educational Simulation Center
Washington Health System seeks funding to improve Simulation Center education for School of Nursing students and Health System clinical staff. Without putting real patients in danger, skills learned through simulation directly benefit patients by improving their safety, treatment, and recovery.
The Simulation Center uses sophisticated, realistic wireless mannequins, controlled by instructors via computers, to provide hands-on training for core skills in a safe, controlled environment. Our School of Nursing currently uses the center in its curriculum. Entire classes of students can be trained for a range of situations that they may not experience during their clinical education.
Through the project, the health system will purchase software and new life-like wireless mannequins, including a portable adult male, a pregnant adult female which delivers a simulator baby, and a young child. The project will also involve renovations to space for obstetrics, pediatrics, disaster training, emergency room, and operating room environments.
The expanded Simulation Center will be used by our Family Medicine Program residents, clinical staff, as well as other healthcare professionals, community organizations, and emergency services.
Washington Health System Foundation is asking for charitable donations from the community to support the estimated $780,000 project. Visit our online giving page to donate and make the biggest impact in improving local professional education and patient care.
Washington Health System Foundation receives generous donation from The JEN Fund
On September 21st 2014, The JEN Fund donation $2,000 in gift cards to Giant Eagle and BP to Washington Health System. The gift cards will be given to patients in need through our case management office.
The JEN Fund was started by a husband and his two sons after the loss of their mom, Jen, to a rare form of cancer. Jen had a heart of gold and was always helping others. We hope that, through these gift cards, Jen’s heart of gold lives on, giving our patients a Joyful Exciting New day.
Mylan Foundation Supports Children’s Therapy Technology
Mylan Charitable Foundation donated $25,000 to Washington Health System Children’s Therapy Center for the purchase of NeuroCom Balance Master equipment.
Therapists use this technology during pediatric physical and occupational therapy to evaluate and treat many impairments and functional limitations.
Anna Romanosky, Lead Physical Therapist at Children’s Therapy Center uses the Balance Master equipment with a patient. The technology helps therapists evaluate and treat many impairments and functional limitations.
Pictured above, from left, are Gary Weinstein, President & CEO of Washington Health System; Wendy Cameron, Mylan Board of Directors; Susan Hough, Director of Children’s Therapy Center; and Chris Matlick, Executive Administrator of Mylan Charitable Foundation.
Range Resources Donates to New Lab Station
Range Resources presented a $15,000 check to Washington Health System for a new lab draw station near the main lobby at Washington Hospital.
The station was created to provide patients with easier access when they come for testing.
Participating in the presentation are, from left, David Truxell, Director of Laboratory Services; Andrea Cooper, Range Resources Community Relations Specialist; and Mike Mackin, Range Resources Communication Manager.
Washington Health System Foundation publishes the Washington Health System Donor Report annually and The Journey newsletter semi-annually.
The Journey is the Hospice Care donor newsletter, usually published in February and August. The newsletter includes a listing of gifts to Hospice Care made in memory or honor of others, as well as stories of patients and families whose lives have been touched by Hospice Care and opportunities to give and volunteer.
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