This year’s From the Heart video, titled “Breathless,” is highlighting a high-priority need from our Respiratory Therapy department.
The Transport Ventilator is a small and compact ventilator that allows the Respiratory Therapists to provide similar ventilation that a bedside unit provides, but while transporting the intubated patients for tests and procedures.
Presently, all intubated COVID-19 patients are transferred to other sites. Transport of intubated patients to other sites regularly occurs approximately once per week, but with COVID-19, it has risen to approximately three times per week.
This dependable, compact, and light ventilator allows safe transport of patients to other sites and reduces the risk of injury to staff.
We are delighted to announce that all From the Heart donations will be matched (to a maximum of $15,000) by long-time Gala supporters—The Jourdain Family.
As a family committed to health care and their community, the Jourdain Family has been supporting the Gala as the presenting sponsor, FRPD, since 2007.
Recognizing that philanthropy is a family commitment, this year they have chosen to include their children and grandchildren in their philanthropic efforts and have generously committed $15,000 toward the purchase of a transport ventilator at Ridge Meadows Hospital.
We’d also like to give thanks to Maverick Video Group for producing the From the Heart video, as they do every year.
You can also make your From the Heart donation by giving us a call, visiting the Foundation office, or mailing your donation. Please scroll down for more information about how to donate to Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation.
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