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Davis Health System Foundation Purchases New Equipment for Broaddus Hospital

May 25, 2018

PHILIPPI – When officials at Broaddus Hospital found they needed a few new pieces of equipment for the Emergency Department, it did not take long for their needs to be fulfilled. The Davis Health System Foundation donated $10,000 to Broaddus Hospital for the purchase of the needed equipment.

Broaddus Hospital Director of Nursing, Lesa Corley, BSN, RN, said the facility found they needed a bariatric powered emergency room exam and treatment bed and a warming blanket system. Corley said the bariatric powered exam and treatment bed is needed not only to help patients but the staff treating the patients as well.

“The exam and treatment bed is completely electric and patients can control it just like a regular hospital bed,” Corley said. “It supports a larger capacity, making it more comfortable for patients.”

Corley said the bariatric powered bed is helpful for staff, and the power assistance is more ergonomic when moving patients for needed treatments.

The second item the funds were designated to purchase is a Bair Hugger warming system. Corley said it will be used to help Broaddus patients maintain their core body temperature. It utilizes a reusable warming unit with single-use disposable warming blankets.

“We appreciate the $10,000 donation from the Davis Health System Foundation to purchase these items,” she said. “This equipment is helpful not only for the patients but those caring for our patients. It was a very gracious donation.”

Mike Bell, Davis Health System Foundation Director, said they were glad to lend a helping hand. He said the funds were raised through last year’s Broaddus Billionaires Club event held at Adaland Mansion.

“We appreciate everyone who came out to support this event. It was a Casino Night and members of the Elkins Kiwanis ran the games,” Bell said. “Attendees enjoyed the casino games, dinner, and music by Seth Maynard and Friends.”

Bell said the DHS Foundation appreciates everyone’s support. He said he feels it is important for those supporting these events to see that the money raised comes back to the community.

“Community members come together in support of these events, and it allows us to make purchases to improve the services at Broaddus Hospital and help serve the needs of everyone in the area,” Bell said.