On September 22, 2009 the Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center Buy a Bed Campaign successfully closed after donors contributed more than $250,000 in generous gifts.
A bed is one item that touches every single patient receiving care at Banner Boswell and Del E. Webb medical centers. Ranging from very specialized, high-end stretchers for the emergency and surgery departments to medical/surgical patient-care beds and highly sophisticated, state-of-the-art beds for Intensive and Critical Care units, these very important necessities impact each patient’s comfort and recovery in addition to being necessary for excellent patient care.
New hospital beds made by top-of-the-line bed manufactures Hill-Rom and Stryker are some of the finishing touches of the largest expansion program for Boswell and Del E. Webb medical centers since the opening of Boswell in 1970.
Donor support provided three important types of hospital beds.
- Beds for Intensive Care and Critical Care Unit Expansion:
The ICU Hill-Rom beds tilt so medical professionals can more easily manage pulmonary therapies. They have adjust-to-comfort air mattresses with special zones to reduce skin stress which is especially important for the most critically ill patients.
- Beds for Medical/Surgical Patient-Care Expansion:
Stryker medical/surgical beds for patient-care suites are equipped with special alarms that alert the nurses when patients susceptible to falls are attempting to get out of bed. These beds have the ability to weigh particularly frail or weak patients in bed, and the headboard and footboard collapse quickly to accommodate specialized treatments for patients.
- Beds for Emergency and Surgery Expansion:
Stryker and Hill-Rom high-end stretchers in the Emergency Department as well as in pre- and post-surgery care areas are designed to provide easy maneuverability for these fast-paced, rigorous environments. The stretchers are ergonomically designed to help reduce physical strain on clinicians without sacrificing patient comfort or care.
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