Bringing new patient care equipment to Cheshire Medical Center
Cheshire Health Foundation, together with our generous community, supports Cheshire Medical Center’s health and wellness mission. We currently need your help to fund $554,000 of patient care equipment for the ICU, Thompson in-patient unit, and Women and Children's Health Unit (WACHU). These equipment needs include ten new ventilators, an upgraded nurse call system, and a new infant security system.
For Cheshire employee Chris Stephenson, bringing new ventilators to the Medical Center is personal. In late November 2021, Chris became dangerously ill with COVID-19. He was admitted to Cheshire's ICU where he was intubated and placed on a ventilator. "It's really scary knowing that's your lifeline," Chris says of the ventilator that breathed for him for 63 days.
It was having "the right team with the right tools, at the right time," Chris says, that helped him recover. He wants everyone to know how fortunate we are to have the teams and resources at Cheshire Medical Center available to care for our community.
An upgraded nurse call system and new infant security system will enhance the care experience for our patients and their care teams. The nurse call system will improve communication and response times between inpatients and their medical teams, while also improving safety. The new infant security system will help keep some of our most vulnerable patients safe.
We are proud to belong to a community that prioritizes keeping exceptional healthcare close to home. We know that together we can meet this need and improve the patient experience. Every gift made to Cheshire – regardless of the amount – is tangible proof of how impactful community support is to our non-profit Medical Center.
Thank you for helping us to care for our community – your support makes a real difference.
Eleanor appreciates Cheshire Medical Center's convenience and shows her support.
“It is easy for us to feel good about supporting Cheshire Medical Center," said Don and Jill.
The Savings Bank of Walpole is a proud partner of Cheshire Medical Center.