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Auxiliary News: HH Auxiliary Approves Special Projects for 2018

October 10, 2017 By Kim Conrad

The Hartford Hospital Auxiliary is pleased to announce that it voted on October 10 to fund fourteen Special Projects totaling almost $200,000.  The following is a sample of some of the projects the Auxiliary approved for funding:

  1. $13,140 for a new bladder scanner in Women’s Health Services, to replace the old and over-used scanner currently in use.  Replacing this essential equipment will assist the hospital in reducing rates of infections and all its associated complications in this patient population, which includes a variety of female surgical patients;
  2. $7,282 for the HH Rehab Network Lymphedema Program, to purchase compression supplies and garments for underserved patients who may not be able to afford these items, to maintain swelling reduction achieved during therapy;
  3. $35,000 for Physical Medicine and Rehab to purchase its own ultrasound machine used to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal injuries.  With this new machine, the hospital will be able to double the number of patients seen each week, provide timely access and be available for use as needed;
  4. $24,120 for the Institute of Living Webb Schools to purchase six Promethean Activboard smart boards to help identify and present interactive and engaging physical activities to students each day.  These smart boards will then be available for additional academic use by special education teachers at the IOL locations in Hartford, Avon and Cheshire; and
  5. $29,095 for Radiation Oncology to purchase an MRI compatible immobilization system. This will allow for diagnostic quality MRI scans to be performed with the patient in the exact treatment position, reducing errors in treatment planning and delivery.

Other departments that received funding from the Auxiliary are the Anxiety Disorders Center at the IOL, Labor & Delivery, Adult Care Services and Dental Care Services at the Brownstone, Echocardiography, Women’s Health, Center for Education, Simulation, and Innovation (CESI), Psychiatry/Child & Adolescent Inpatient Services at the IOL, and Inpatient Transplant Services.

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