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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:

2021 Purchased Equipment - $68,083

Draeger Jaundice Meter (2) - $14,105

Awarded to: Elroy Family Medical Center & Mile Bluff Obstetrics Department

A jaundice screening meter checks newborns for elevated levels of bilirubin without having babies undergo blood tests.

Pediatric Crib - $10,716

Awarded to: Medical/Surgical Department

When infants and pediatric patients require hospital or surgical care, a pediatric crib is often used. This new model incorporates a scale and has doors near each corner of the crib for easy access to a young patient.

Kangaroo Chairs (2) - $8,471

Awarded to: Infusion & Cancer Care Department

For patients undergoing infusion or chemotherapy treatment, these recliners provide the type of support and comfort needed by a patient receiving long treatments.

Porta Scan 3D Bladder Scanner & Stand - $8,428

Awarded to: Crest View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

This scanner will be used for residents at Crest View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. The scanner assesses bladder volume and helps to decrease the occurrence of bladder and urinary tract infections.

Matrix Treadmills (2) - $8,092

Awarded to: Health Promotions

Treadmills are the most requested piece of equipment in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. These replacement treadmills are state-of-the-art and even have WI-FI connectivity.

Brewer Exam Tables (4) - $7,628

Awarded to: Mile Bluff Clinic

These exam tables keep patients comfortable, while allowing clinic staff to provide safe and efficient care.

ABPI MD Kit & Cuff - $4,500

Awarded to: Infusion & Cancer Care Department

Compression therapy is often used during wound care. This kit helps determine the appropriate level of compression, while insuring there is good blood flow throughout the patient’s body.

Prime TC Transport Chair - $3,303

Awarded Department: Medical/Surgical Department

Unlike most wheelchairs, the transport chair is designed for patient comfort. It’s also ergonomic and helps prevent back and muscle injuries experienced by healthcare staff transporting patients.

McGrath Mac Laryngoscopes (2)- $2,250

Awarded to: Emergency Department

This scope combines direct and video laryngoscopy into a single device designed to handle the unique challenges of airway management. This versatile tool allows staff to place a breathing tube more efficiently in an emergency situation.

High Chair - $239

Awarded to: Speech Therapy

When pediatrics patients are being seen for swallowing/feeding issues, this highchair will provide an appropriate setting for feeding evaluations and treatment sessions.

Kaufman Speech Praxis Treatment Kit - $218

Awarded to: Speech Therapy

This is a systematic treatment program that teaches children to simplify word pronunciation patterns, making it easier for them to communicate.

Mammography Capes- $133

Awarded to: Medical Imaging Department

Mammography capes are designed to make it easy for patients to position themselves for a mammogram without having to remove or struggle with a regular hospital gown. The capes are easy for the technicians to work with and allow for a modest patient experience.