It’s now faster and safer to get an ultrasound at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH), according to staff members.
The hospital has purchased a new mobile ultrasound machine, which Dr. Adam Jones-Delcorde says allows staff to take it to a patients’ bedside.
“Patients no longer have to go downstairs for the test, making it faster and safer, particularly for patients who are very sick,” Jones-Delcorde explains. “It’s much safer to keep these patients upstairs on the unit where all the monitors, nurses and doctors are available to watch them.”
According to WDMH Foundation Managing Director Kristen Casselman, the machine cost more than $72,000. It was funded through community donations, including $25,000 from a single anonymous donor.
She’s thanking the community for their generosity and says the new machine will help doctors and nurses provide the best care possible, close to home.