In 2022, through the generous donations to the Annual Patron Drive, the Irene Dunne Guild funded the following equipments and programs, providing a total of $ 118,536.25 in gifts!
Massages for Caregivers: Addresses burnout among hospital staff, providing 10 minutes massages to caregivers monthly.
Flowater Refill - Cancer Center: Provides accessible clean water to caregivers and patients and reduce the environmental footprint encouraging water bottles’ refills.
Locker Room Refresh - ICU & PCCU: Redo of the Nurses' locker room with new furniture.
Electric Gurneys - PreOP and GI departments: Electric gurneys to transport patients.
Cardiac I Stat Machine – Kenny and Carol Minerd Heart Institute: The machine provides lab results for patients (like blood panels and respiratory status).
Biocon Bladder Scanner - Cancer Center: The machine provides 3D images to determine if catheterization is needed, lowering the rate of cauterizations and thereby the associated urinary infections.
Portable Battery Headlight - Heart and Vascular Institute: It is a highly sought-after equipment that allows nurses and surgeons to see more accurately.
Wireless Fetal Monitoring System - Women’s Health & Wellness Institute: The device allows women in labor to walk around the floor instead of being tied to a fetal monitor; the movement benefits the labor experience.
Irene Dunne Guild Nursing Scholarships: The scholarships help Saint John’s nurses with Associate degrees complete their BSN requirements; they were provided by the Irene Dunne Guild and matching gifts from the hospital. The current five awardees have been selected from the Intensive Care, Neonatal Intensive Care and Preoperative units.
Please consider a tax-deductible gift to our Patron Drive so we can give even greater support Saint John's.
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