Howard Young Foundation Funds Ventilator for Ministry Transportation Services
The Howard Young Foundation recently funded a ventilator valued at $17,962 for use in the ambulance that transfers patients between Howard Young Medical Center and other hospitals.
The LTV 1200 Ventilator by Pulmonetics Systems provides advance respiratory support to patients in the northwoods that are transported from smaller hospitals to tertiary care centers, such as Saint Clare’s in Weston, or Saint Joseph’s and Saint Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Marshfield.
“This ventilator will provide lifesaving treatment to many individuals as they travel the highways from northern Wisconsin to the central region for care, or even for transfer of patient’s to other northern region hospitals for Intensive Care Unit admission,” said Charlie Kotke, RN Manager, Ministry Transportation Services.
The portable ventilator is capable of breathing for a patient when they are unable to breathe on their own. The LTV 1200 is the ventilator of choice as it provides this support for all patients without multiple adjustments or supplies to provide the same care.
“The Howard Young Foundation supports the needs of Howard Young Health Care hospitals,” said John Lund, Howard Young Foundation Executive Director. “Hospital departments are able to apply for Foundation monies for items that are needed, but not always in the operating budget. By granting these requests, Howard Young Health Care is able to purchase state-of-the-art equipment that enables patients to receive testing and services right here in the northwoods, rather than traveling to a different hospital.”