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Elks donation. Photo by St. John's Lutheran Hospital.
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L to R: Robert Stright and Robert Malyvac with the Elks State Committee present a check for the new Dinamap Machine to KC Hoyer, SJLH Foundation Executive Director and Dennis Keown, SJLH Emergency Department Manager. Photo courtesy St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital.
Elks State Committee provides funding to Hospital for Ge Dinamap machine
by St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital
March 11, 2011

Thanks to the Elks State Committee, St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital is proud to announce the addition of a GE Dinamap Machine to their Emergency Department. The Dinamap is used to triage every patient that comes through the Emergency Department and Urgent Care doors. It assesses the vital signs of each patient and has the capability to monitor blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen saturation. The new machine also possesses a temperature module with a thermometer probe.

"The support we receive through the Elks State Project Committee is essential for our small rural facility," stated KC Hoyer, Executive Director of the Foundation. "As most of you know, St. Johnís is a stand alone healthcare facility, and we donít rely on a parent company to help fulfill our ever changing equipment needs; we have to find ways to raise those dollars on our own. Local organizations, like the Elks, help us keep state-of-the-art technology at St. Johnís. Not an easy feat, as technology rapidly changes and our equipment ages. The Elks have gone to bat for us over and over again, to secure the funding for vital equipment, and they have been doing this for over 11 years. Itís highly admirable, and truly appreciated."

From 1988 to the present, the Elks State Project Committee has donated an average of $28,000 annually to community hospitals throughout Montana. St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital has been the recipient of $29,000 of those dollars. In 1999, the Elks provided the hospital with a state-of-the-art surgical table, and have continued to supply the hospital with necessary emergency department equipment like the 2007 donation of an OB/GYN stretcher, and this yearís donation of the Dinamap Machine.

"In Fiscal year 2009 (April 1, 2008 Ė March 31, 2009), the SJLH Emergency Department saw 6,557 emergency patients and 4,820 urgent care visits. The new DInamap machine will help each and every one of those visitors get triaged in the future," Hoyer concluded.



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