The portable, high-resolution, digital system will be utilized by cardiologists during cardiac cath procedures.
“We care for more than 1,200 patients each year in the HMH Cath Lab and this imaging technology will help physicians do the procedures with increasing safety and surety,” hospital Director of Critical Care and Cardiovascular Services Jamie Wilkerson said in the release. “HMH’s cardiovascular services continue to grow rapidly and HMH needs the tools and technology that the best cardiologists expect to use.”
According to the release, a portion of the $27,230 the foundation gave the hospital came from patients Barbara and Joe Clement, who received care in the catheterization lab and wanted to thank the team with a gift. Additional money came from the Nina Crutcher estate donation that has designated funds for the hospital’s heart patients.
“We are very grateful to HMHF and the donors for helping us to purchase the SonoSite Vascular Ultrasound system,” Wilkerson continued.
Foundation Chairman Joe Prather said, “It’s wonderful to see grateful patients give back to HMH, and Nina Crutcher’s foresight to name HMH in her will means she will help heart patients long into the future.”