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Foundation Gives To Local Hospital

By Staff | Jan 4, 2017

Photo Provided From left are Dr. Bill Apostolon; Roger Harrison, RN; Rick Pancake, RT; Christine Mitchell, Dominion; Teresa Gaiser, RN; and Shannon Smith, RN and DON.

Wetzel County Hospital is in possession of a new, top-notch EKG machine, thanks to a grant from the Dominion Foundation. The $4,900 grant was one of the Dominion Foundation’s Critical Community Needs grants.

According to information provided by WCH, an EKG is the first thing a nurse does when triaging a patient that has been presented in the ER, with chest pain. WCH’s new EKG machine, the Phillips Page Writer TC30, enables the nurse to perform a fast and efficient EKG.

It has an easy 1-2-3 operation with a touchscreen display. The machine can be configured to automatically print, save and transfer EKG reports. Critical values highlight conditions requiring immediate attention.

According to WCH, the Phillips Page Writer 30 EKG machine will enable the ER staff to provide excellent care to its patients.

“We are very grateful for the grant that enables us to purchase the equipment that will help us take care of the patients of Wetzel County Hospital,” a written statement said.

“Dominion strives to be a good neighbor to the communities in which we operate and to be able to assist the WCH ER secure a much needed EKG machine is definitely a check we are happy to write,” said Christine Mitchell, External Affairs Representative for Dominion.

The grant is just a portion of the more than $1 million Dominion is giving to charitable groups, to mark the holiday season. Dominion’s focus is on shelter, access to health care, and food security in regions served by Dominion; grants will be shared by 140 organizations in 13 states.

This is the second year that Dominion has given more than $1 million in Critical Community Needs grants through its charitable arm, the Dominion Foundation.