Gifts at Work

Gifts at Work

Fundraising for Medical Equipment in Juneau County

Throughout the year, Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation raises funds to support the programs and services Mile Bluff provides to the community. The foundation gives individuals and businesses the opportunity to take an active role in impacting healthcare locally. The funds raised are put toward community events, scholarship programs and equipment purchases.

As a not-for-profit organization, the foundation wants to be transparent with donors about how funds are used. Below you will find the organization's annual reports as well as a list of our approved equipment purchases for the coming year.

Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation is grateful for the support of donors and the community!

Annual Reports:

Approved equipment purchases for 2020 - $65,000

Spider 2 shoulder positioner - $18,687

Awarded to: Surgery Department

This equipment allows for extremely accurate shoulder/arm positioning during orthopedic surgery. The positioner also helps reduce discomfort and promotes a quicker recovery in patients.

Medical cart workstations (2) - $7,525

Awarded to: Fair View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Workstations allow nursing staff members to transport their computers throughout the nursing facility. These carts are for charting within resident rooms, and will aid in simple medication distribution.

Isotour turn-assist mattress and pump - $7,500

Awarded to: Acute Care Department

At times, there are patients in the inpatient setting who have a hard time turning in bed. This specialized mattress will help staff members to safely turn those patients, which will help to reduce the risk of pressure injuries.

Kwalu Valentia gliders (3) - $6,586

Awarded to: Birthing Center

Patients requested new rockers for the OB suites. These new gliders are ideal for breastfeeding, and provide mothers with a comfortable spot to bond with baby.

Accuvein illuminator and stand - $6,120

Awarded to: Medical Imaging

The illuminator will assist in finding the veins of medical imaging patients. The more IV attempts a patient undergoes (whether successful or unsuccessful) the higher the risk for developing scar tissue, which also eventually makes IV starts more difficult overall.

Noelle OB simulator - $4,300

Awarded to: Education Department

This automated manikin is used to simulate delivery and emergency situations during childbirth. Mile Bluff nurses and doctors, local EMTs, and other healthcare providers will utilize this equipment.

Kangaroo recliner - $4,235

Awarded to: Infusion & Cancer Care Department

For patients undergoing infusion or chemotherapy treatment, this recliner will provide a comfortable place to receive care.

RealCare geriatric simulator - $3,555

This simulator is a wearable age suit that staff can use to experience a variety of age-related physical challenges.

Kwalu Valdina easy-access chair - $3,400

Awarded to: Medical/Surgical Department

Hip replacement patients will use this chair when in the inpatient setting. The chair allows them to sit without bending at the hip.

Scale - $1,751

Awarded to: Infusion & Cancer Care Department

Accurate and updated weights are an important part of an appropriate assessment for infusion and chemotherapy patients. This scale will help provide staff members with the equipment they need, when they need it, to follow best practices to care for patients in the department.

Huntleigh super doppler - $1,469

Awarded to: Fair View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

This handheld doppler machine allows for earlier and more sensitive detection of complications related to diabetes/vascular issues, blood clots, and decreased circulation.

Seca 769 digital scale - $342

Awarded to: Birthing Center

This scale will be dedicated solely for use in the OB Department. It will help the staff keep up-to-date on best practices for new moms.