After Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday, a worldwide day of philanthropy during the season of gratitude. Grace Cottage Hospital asks its friends and neighbors to participate in its Giving Tuesday campaign on December 3 and to help raise funds to purchase new vital signs monitors for its hospital patients. This year’s Giving Tuesday campaign goal for seven new units is $28,000. A very generous kickoff donation of $5,000 brings the total to be raised down to $23,000.
Monitors that provide ongoing or intermittent measurements of a patient’s temperature, heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure are essential for any hospital environment. Recent strides in telemetry technology have made it necessary to upgrade the hospital’s current system. State-of-the-art, identical units will result in greater accuracy, reliability, and consistency across all settings of care from the emergency department, to the inpatient and rehabilitation rooms.
“Living in a rural area should not limit a person’s access to the highest quality technology in critical care. With these new vital signs monitors, our highly trained nurses can provide the best quality care regardless of our location,” offered Nurse Manager Rebecca Lapointe, RN/EMT.
To participate in Grace Cottage’s 2019 Giving Tuesday campaign, go to www.gracecottage.org/givingtuesday on December 3 to donate via credit card (any time, day or night), or call (802) 365-9109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Checks may be made out to Grace Cottage with “Giving Tuesday” on the memo line, and sent to PO Box 1, Townshend, VT, 05353. Any money raised beyond the campaign goal will be applied to the Grace Cottage Patient Care Fund.