Benefits patients and health care providers.
Ashland Community Health Foundation (ACHF) is pleased to grant $52,600 to support state-of-the-art cardiac telemetry monitoring equipment at Asante Ashland Community Hospital.
Cardiac monitoring provides several benefits to both the patient and the providers. Benefits include early detection of heart problems such as an abnormal heartbeat or heart attack. The equipment gives caregivers real-time information on the patient’s medical condition.
Telemetry can signal to a health care team when a patient is experiencing serious pain. This is especially helpful in situations where a patient is unable to communicate on their own. Telemetry also allows staff members to work more efficiently as they can monitor several patients at once from a centralized nursing station.
Funding for the equipment is provided by The Elmer C. Biegel Family Memorial Foundation and other donor-designated contributions. Margaret Biegel, a longtime hospital volunteer, established the family foundation in memory of her husband Elmer, a member of the hospital governing board in 1958. Margaret passed away in 2000, but her foresight has bestowed funds for more than 20 years to ACHF for the specific purpose of supporting cardiac and cancer care equipment at Ashland’s hospital.