Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation Purchase Big Screen TVs for Patient Comfort

The Hospital Foundation at Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander recently funded the purchase of a big screen TV in the hospital’s Surgery waiting area.

“A television isn’t one of those medically necessary pieces of equipment that we often fund,” states Foundation chair Judith Pagano, MD. “However, it greatly adds to the comfort of family and friends who are waiting while the patient is in surgery.”

According to Chris Krebs, manager of Ambulatory Surgery, “People waiting for their loved one to complete surgery appreciate having a TV that is large enough to view—it really helps them pass the time.”

The Hospital Foundation also purchased a big screen TV for the hospital’s Behavioral Health inpatient unit.

“This group of patient’s do not have TVs in their rooms so having a television large enough for a group to watch has helped make patient stays more comfortable,” shared Pagano.

For more information about the Hospital Foundation at Ministry Saint Mary’s or to make a donation contact Patty Fitzpatrick, coordinator Foundation and Volunteer Services at 715-361-2835.

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