Lyndonville Area Foundation makes $25K donation towards new medical pumps at OCH

Posted 11 August 2022 at 4:08 pm

Provided photo: Pictured from left include Marc Shurtz, Orleans Community Health CEO; Russ Martino of the Lyndonville Area Foundation; Heather Smith, Orleans Community Health Foundation director; Rita Wolfe, president of the Lyndonville Area Foundation; and Jeanne Crane, Orleans Community Health Foundation president.

MEDINA – Orleans Community Health Foundation is proud to announce a donation of $25,000 from the Lyndonville Area Foundation toward the ongoing campaign to replace and upgrade IV infusion pumps throughout Orleans Community Health.

“The Lyndonville Area Foundation has supported the hospital throughout the years.  We feel it is an important asset to the community,” said Rita Wolfe, President of the Lyndonville Area Foundation.

Each IV Infusion pump costs around $2,945, which includes the battery packs and service agreements. The campaign goal is to replace 60 pumps currently in use throughout Orleans Community Health. The patients at both MMH and our dialysis centers will benefit the most from these new pumps and we look forward to working with the upgraded technology that they will provide.

The current pumps were generously donated by Sigma back in 2011. At any given time, up to 50 pumps could be in use with the remainder being serviced or sterilized. These pumps are used in both dialysis locations, the emergency department, operating and recovery rooms, for infusion treatments, in radiology, throughout the long-term care center (North wing) and on the patient care floor.

At times a patient may use only one, but sometimes they could be using multiple pumps at a once. They are always in need and provide vital medical care to our patients who either need them for hydration, lifesaving medications, antibiotics, or infusions. Having new pumps means having new technology that will provide easier and simpler programming, which always leads to improved quality of care.

“The Lyndonville Area Foundation has a long history of supporting Medina Memorial Hospital and Orleans Community Health,” said Jeanne Crane, president of the Orleans Community Health Foundation. “There’s no question they are a strong ally to our community.”

“The Orleans Community Health Foundation will continue efforts to apply for grants and have two more events to host this year,” said Heather Smith, executive director of the Orleans Community Health Foundation. “We’re confident that we’re going to meet our goals, and we won’t stop until we do.”

To learn more about this campaign and the Orleans Community Health Foundation, click here.