Featured from left to right:Katie Green, SPD Inventory Clerk, Frederick Memorial Hospital; Angie Propst,
SPD Inventory Control Coordinator, Frederick Memorial Hospital; Evelyn
Johnson, SPD Inventory Clerk, Frederick Memorial Hospital; Laura Jackson,
Director of Progressive & Critical Care Services, Frederick Memorial
Hospital; Kristen Fletcher, Director of Cardiac & Vascular Services,
Frederick Memorial Hospital; Marlene Young, President, Delaplaine Foundation,
Inc.; George Delaplaine, Jr., Chairman, Delaplaine Foundation, Inc.; and
Nicholas Biggs, Adult Respiratory Care Specialist, Frederick Memorial Hospital.
Earlier this year, Delaplaine Foundation, Inc. generously provided Frederick
Memorial Hospital (FMH) with a grant of $34,000 to implement the second
phase of the hospital’s Rapid Response Cart standardization.
Stocked with emergency medical equipment, supplies and drugs, a Rapid Response
Cart is used by medical personnel to resuscitate patients during cardiac
arrest. Sometimes called a “crash cart,” these trolleys are
easily moveable and readily accessible from all sides for quick removal
of drugs during a crisis situation.
“As the services FMH provides to the region expand and become more
complex, the number of patients with the potential to experience acute
emergencies at a moment’s notice increases as well. The funds allow
for the placement of state-of-the-art resuscitation technology throughout
the hospital, while allowing us to keep several carts in reserve for emergency
replacements,” stated FMH Director of Progressive & Critical
Care Services Laura Jackson.
“At Frederick Memorial, we rely on the ongoing support of generous
partners like Delaplaine Foundation, Inc. to help us fulfill our mission,”
stated FMH Vice President & Chief Development Officer Robin Rose.
“We are grateful for Delaplaine Foundation’s continued support
of the hospital’s critical care services.”
“Since its inception in 2001, Delaplaine Foundation has been proud
to partner with FMH to provide critical grant funding that has brought
about the implementation of cutting-edge technology resulting in increased
life-sustaining medical treatment and care for the individuals and communities
that are served by FMH. Our latest grant funding in providing Phase II
of the Rapid Response Carts at FMH insures full implementation of critical
care technology and we’re grateful for the impact this makes for
those who benefit from its use,” stated Delaplaine Foundation President