Hospital Foundation Raising Money for Patient Beds
Hospital Foundation Raising Money for Patient Beds

Hospital Foundation Raising Money for Patient Beds

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Photo caption: Tammy Jeffrey, Wyandot Memorial Hospital Assistant Vice President of Nursing Services (left), and Dr. Keri Harris, WMH Chief of Staff and Chief of Pediatrics, discussed concerns patients have with the current beds and mattresses, and the improved safety and comfort features available on new beds. Because of its importance, the purchase of new beds is the priority project for the Wyandot Memorial Hospital Foundation’s annual campaign.

New patient beds are needed at Wyandot Memorial Hospital, and they are the priority project for the Wyandot Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Annual Campaign.

“Our patients have complained about difficulty resting and sleeping on the current beds and mattresses,” reported Tammy Jeffrey, the hospital’s assistant vice president of nursing services.

She noted the age of the beds is also becoming an issue.

“The current hospital beds in the Medical/Surgical Nursing Unit and Critical/Intensive Care Unit were purchased in 2004, and parts to repair them are becoming obsolete,” Jeffrey explained. “When the beds were new, they had the technology that was state-of-the-art at that time, but giant strides have been made for even greater patient comfort and safety.”

Foundation Chairman Andy Loose and Dr. Keri Harris, WMH Chief of Staff and Chief of Pediatrics, encourage donations in any amount to the bed project.

“Please consider keeping our hospital at the heart of your charitable giving this year,” Loose suggested, “for together we can have a great impact on many of our friends and neighbors … and maybe even ourselves if we’re hospitalized.”

Loose emphasized that all gifts to the annual campaign are tax deductible, and donors are recognized in the newspaper and hospital newsletter mailed to every household in the county.

“It’s important to know that 100% of your gift benefits this worthy project,” Jeffrey stated. “We rely on the efforts of volunteers – like Andy – and employees to conduct campaigns, and do not engage outside paid consultants.”

“Just this year so far, our patients have spent more than 4,400 days in our beds to recuperate after surgery, injury or illness,” Dr. Harris added. “We are committed to providing the most healing environment possible, and believe the safety and comfort features of new beds align with our pledge to be better tomorrow than today.”

Donations may be mailed to the public relations office at the hospital. For more details, phone 419-294-4991, extension 2268, or email akemerley@wyandotmemorial.org.