The Foundation of East Jefferson General Hospital has awarded its 2018 INSPIRE Grants. These grants, dedicated to impacting and improving patient care, are requested by departments throughout the hospital. This year, nearly 70 requests were submitted for a sum of $300,000 that will go directly back to our patients.

After a lengthy vetting process, The Foundation is distributing these funds in total to the departments and causes listed below. Congratulations to each winner and thank you to The Foundation for this incredible patient-centered program.


26 Departments received more than $380,000 in grants through The Foundation INSPIRE Grants Program. All monies will directly impact patient care. Recipients are shown with members of The Foundation Board.


2 East

AccuVein Vein Visualization - Handheld, easy-to-use vein visualization enhancement device to increase first-stick success.

2 East & 3 East Telemtry

Telemetry Pulse Oximetry Cables - Cables for telemetry monitoring system (system continuously monitors pulse oximetry).

3 East

UV Germicidal Enclosure - Device that sanitizes equipment to reduce hospital-acquired infections.

5 East

Let's Get It Flowing - Oxygen Flowmeters for Patient Rooms - Device that measures the flow of oxygen from an oxygen-dispensing unit to the user of the oxygen.

Safe Set Up for Stokes - Suction Regulator - Used on patients choking on ingested foods/liquids or on their own secrections due to dysphasia or an active seizure.

6 East

Running to Oxygen - Oxygen Flowmeters for Patient Rooms - Device that measures the flow of oxygen from an oxygen-dispensing unit to the user of the oxygen.

Prevent Hospital-Aquired Infections - UV Germicidal Enclosure - Device used to sterilize particles in less than a minute using UV technology.

IV Poles for Maintenance, Ambulation, & Transport - New IV Therapy poles.

Cardiology

Automated Blood Pressure Machines - Monitors to diagnose new onset hypertension in cardiology patients and indicate early treatment.

Electrophysiology

Wall Mount Blood Pressure Machines - Obtains accurate blood pressures on cardiology patients.

Endoscopy

SpaceOar Stepper Workstation - Workstation for procedure that creates barrierto protect body during radionation treaments.

BK Ultrasound Probe Probe - Used for various rectal procedures in operating room.

Facility Services

Electric Articulating Boom - Ultrasound to diagnose pulmonary nodular amyloidosis.

Food & Nutrition

Patient Meal Service Carts - New doors for patient meal delivery carts.

Guest Services

Wheelchairs - Departmental wheelchairs.

ICU

Cardiac Care Dopplers - Used for detection of arterial and venous blood flow in extremities and fetal heart sounds.

Infection Control

Tru-D Automated Mobile UVC Light System - Disinfection robot for patient rooms after discharge.

Inpatient Rehab

Surface Electromyography - Technique in which electrodes are placed on skin overlying muscle to detect electrical activity of muscle.

Wall Mount Barres - Enhances treatment of sit to stand tasks, balance training, and core stability.

Shuttle Balance - Portable unstable platform used in vestibular, balance, vision, and proprioceptive training programs.

Labor & Delivery

TransCart Wheelchair - Wheelchair that is more maneuverable than conventional wheelchair with added abilty to transper patient with their belongings and/or equipment in one move.

Novii Wireless Patch System - Fetal maternal monitoring system that transfers data to flow seamlessly to existing surveillance system.

NICU

Kwickscreen for NICU Moms - Portable flexible screens for privacy and infection control.

Oncology

Oncology Certification Review Course - Nurse certification review course to maintain magnet certification and Cancer Accreditation.

Outpatient Speech Pathology

Vitalstim Plus Electrotherapy & SEMG Biofeedback - Electrical stimulation system for swallowing therapy.

Radiation Oncology

Sun Nuclear - Delivers radiation treatment from any of the 360 degrees around a patient.

Vital Machine - Machines that monitor patients' blood pressure, temperature, pulse oximetry and heart rate.

Radiology

MRI Safe Wheelchair - MRI Safe wheelchair for patients to be transported into the MRI room

Rehab Therapy

Rehab Wheelchair Cushions - Specialized wheelchair cushions that reduces risk of pressure sores as a result of prolonged time in sitting.

Skilled Nursing

Allen Cognitive Level Screen - Screening tool to measure cognitive abilities.

SNF Therapy

Hi-Lo Therapy Mat - Stable platform with support surface that allows for variable height for a variety of rehabilitation procedures and exercises.

SNF Wheelchair Cushions - Specialized wheelchair cushions that reduces risk of pressure sores as a result of prolonged time in sitting.

Surgery

Patient Safety Positioning - Stirrups - Stirrups for Robotics, ColoRectual and GYN surgeries.

Wellness Center

Keiser Air Compressor Replacement - Pressurized strength line for workout machines