(Torrington, CT) The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) Auxiliary recently donated a new Glidescope valued at $12,000 to be used exclusively in the Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. It is a tool which provides a consistently clear, real-time view of the patient’s airway during the placement of breathing tubes. This helps the doctor better visualize the process thus making it safer and quicker. The new Glidescope will be dedicated to the ICU unit and be immediately available when needed for patients. CHH uses Glidescopes in many areas of the hospital including the operating room and the emergency department.
“Patients in our Intensive Care Unit often require rapid stabilization of their airway and breathing support provided by a mechanical ventilator. Every second counts when a patient’s condition deteriorates and need this level of care. Placing a breathing tube in a patient can be very challenging, as everyone’s anatomy is a little bit different. Using this technology will make this easier and safer for the patient.” MaryAnn Deming MSN, RN, Clinical Manager at CHH.
“We are so pleased the hospital used our funds to purchase this important equipment for patients.” said Auxiliary President Barbara Pudlinski.
The CHH Auxiliary formed in 1916 has been a significant source of physical and financial aid to the Hospital. The CHH Auxiliary has over 200 hundred volunteer members who assist in raising money for CHH and the community through dues, donations, volunteering at the gift shop, and assisting with a variety of events including an annual fashion show and holiday promotions and sales.
The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 109 bed, general acute care hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. One Thousand Caregivers, One Job, Your Health. Visit www.charlottehungerford.org
(left to right) Auxiliary members Marianne Lent, Barbara Gleason, and Barbara Pudlinski (LtoR) pose with the new Glidescope they purchased through their fundraising efforts for CHH.