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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Eagle Thrifty White Pharmacy donation boosts RiverView Health project

  • Vital Monitoring System initiative is a top priority.
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  •     The RiverView Foundation recently received a donation from Eagle Thrifty White Pharmacy that is providing the seed contribution designated to support vital monitors for RiverView’s Intensive Care and Medical Surgical Inpatient Vital Monitoring System.
        This is the fifth year of sustained support from Eagle Thrifty White and Manager Steve Olson, according to RiverView Foundation Director Kent Bruun.
        “Back in 2010 Thrifty White Drug committed to provide sustained annual financial support towards a medical fund that supports medical equipment and focuses on service enhancements at RiverView,’’ Bruun stated. “The Eagle Thrifty White Pharmacy management continues to work with the Foundation to identify meaningful RiverView projects that they would like their support to be designated to with the intent of creating a healthier community and the greatest societal impact.’’
    Vital Monitoring System
        The vital monitoring system project will replace and upgrade the existing equipment to provide a fail-safe system of immediate monitoring technologies and delivery of vital alerts to appropriate staff, and will also enable immediate information sharing among vital electronic medical record capabilities.
        Vital sign monitors measure blood pressure as well as report oxygen saturation levels and temperature.  They can be used to continually measure a single patient’s vital signs or moved from patient to patient for spot checks.
    June 9 Golf Classic Project
        The new monitoring system is at the top or RiverView’s equipment priority list for 2014. Funds from the upcoming RiverView Foundation Golf Classic will also go toward this system, said Bruun. The annual Golf Classic will be held on June 9th at Minakwa Golf Course.
        “Donor support, like that of Eagle Thrifty White, is so powerful,’’ Bruun shared. “It literally allows us to enhance our quality of care which results in a community and environment that has a higher quality of life and safety.’’
         For more information on the monitoring system or any other RiverView Foundation project, contact Bruun at 281-9249 or kbruun@riverviewhealth.org.

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