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Great Plains Health Care Foundation funds state-of-the-art surgical table, enhancing patient outcomes

Friday, August 5, 2016

Foundation news

Megan Hanson, Marketing Manager
Cell: 402.274.7882
Office: 308.568.7497

Recently, the Great Plains Health Care Foundation (GPHCF) funded the purchase of a radiolucent imaging table, improving the ability to take unique positional x-rays during surgical procedures, ultimately enhancing outcomes.

"On average, Great Plains Health performs 350 surgical procedures per month," said Libby Lashley, Great Plains Health Care Foundation director. "The table allows the physicians to move the patients into multiple positions to help ensure the surgical success of a procedure."

As surgical cases continue to increase at GPHealth, the need for the table in a second room arose. The addition of this equipment was funded by a $53,000 donation from GPHCF and has had a positive impact on spinal as well as orthopedic and urology cases.

"Prior to this donation, scheduling of surgical procedures was impacted and in some cases delayed due to only having one table available. Now, we are able to help two surgical patients at once with the additional table," said Rayan Moore, director of Great Plains Health perioperative services.

Great Plains Health Care Foundation supports projects at Great Plains Health that enhance the patient experience. Last year, the Foundation supported over 20 projects through equipment and technology purchases as well as program support with a total investment of over $1 million.

"It is projects such as our recent investment in the radiolucent imaging table that help us improve patient care in our region," said Lashley.

"It's important to note however, that the funding of these projects actually come through the generous gifts of our Foundation donors. Without their financial support, we could not make the kind of investment in healthcare that our community desires," said Lashley.

To find out more about upcoming projects and opportunities to give, please call Libby Lashley at 308.696.7411.

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