WeGive

WeGive funds and other have been used for:

YOUTH/EDUCATION:

Summer Student Scholars Program – 6 local undergraduate students exploring careers in healthcare had an 8 week summer clinical experience to gain a variety of clinical experience with residents and attending physicians through shadowing.  Each student creates a deliverable with value based research or with a Quality Improvement project that serves our Health Care Agency and ultimately our community.

PEDIATRICS:

Broselow crash cart – Medications and supplies are at providers’ fingertips for kids in emergency/trauma for vascular and airway access. Color coordination with height and weight allows for streamlined quick medical dosing and appropriate equipment sizing for maximized stabilization.

OBSTETRICS:

Centering Pregnancy has been established locally for mothers in the same gestational range for baby checkups and group education. Centering Pregnancy has demonstrated better outcomes in health and wellness for baby and mom and lowered preterm pregnancies.

OPIOID CRISIS:

Radio Frequency Ablation:  Ablation treatment cauterizes damaged nerves in the back and other parts of the body that cause chronic pain. This will have a significant impact on reducing the need for opioids in the treatment of pain.

ONCOLOGY/BREAST CANCER:

Lymph Node Seeker – Ventura County Health Care Agency has the region’s premier oncologic surgeon, Dr. Shawn Steen.  This medical device help our surgeons locate possibly cancerous lymph nodes that may need to be removed in an effort to have better patient outcomes and lower risk of recurrence.

REHABILITATION:

ICU Chairs – These chairs elevate a person sitting to standing position after surgery to help the patient become mobile with less pain in the standing process. These chairs improve a patients experience in healing and comfortability while reducing infection.

LABORATORY & FLU EPIDEMIC:

Two Cephiad modules were purchased in response to the deal with rapid diagnosis of  influenza in light of the recent outbreak.  This module triples our capacity for influenza testing along with other rapid diagnostics for infections.

PEDIATRIC CANCER:

Neurological testing for children with cancer and blood diseases

PEDIATRIC NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT:

Breast Milk Warmers – Our littlest premature patients have small stomachs and need small amounts of breast milk.  These quad warmers insure that the breast milk is thawed properly, breast milk is not wasted with larger disposable bags, and our babies may get mothers milk even when she may not be available to nurse herself.

CRITICAL CARE UNIT

TruRize Mobility Chairs help promote early patient mobility while providing caregivers the assurance they need to safely mobilize their patients from sitting to standing and other configurations. Patient mobility is a crucial component during the recovery process and promotes quality outcomes for patients.

EMERGENCY/TRAUMA DEPARTMENT

Tonopen ocular device measures eye pressure quickly, safely and accurately which is critical in emergency situations with squirming children who are admitted for emergency and trauma.

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