Hillsdale Hospital News

$25,000 USDA Grant Awarded

Hillsdale Community Health Center is pleased to announce a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in the amount of $25,000 for the purchase of a portable Fetal Heart Monitoring System. This new equipment assures a continuum of high-level care and quality standards at the hospital. The new fetal heart monitoring system will be linked to the same system which was purchased from a grant from the Ronald McDonald Charities of Outstate Michigan. The target populations for the new equipment utilization includes near term babies, newborn babies, and babies returning to the hospital for checkups and other medical services in our OB triage area.

This new technology utilizes advanced measurement systems that provide real time measures, archive the data, and tie the data into the Health Center’s current computer systems. This provides consist documentation for our clinical staff, eliminates errant interpretation of the data, provides historical data for the patient, and allows quick assessment, interpretation, and intervention that can be life saving for a child. The new technology will provide real time and retrievable data on patient care allowing immediate physician access to vital information. The grant also provides for the purchase of off campus monitoring devices for the OBGYN physicians.

Duke Anderson, President & Chief Executive Officer of Hillsdale Community Health Center stated; “We are very grateful for the generosity of the USDA in their financial contribution to our hospital for this life saving equipment.” The OB department will begin utilizing this equipment and training the staff by September 1, 2013.