Foundation Looks Back on 2020 Funding

As we ring in the New Year, the Blue Ridge HealthCare Foundation would like to reflect on all the opportunities we had to impact our teammates, patients, and community last year. Here are some of the impacts the Foundation was able to make in 2020 due to our generous donors:

  • COVID-19 Virtual Hospital: Pulse oximeters for patients
  • Burke County Public Schools, New Dimensions, and Morganton Day School: 26 “Glo Germ” kits to teach children healthy hand-washing habits
  • Morganton Emergency Department: Portable cardiac transport monitors to assist in monitoring critical care patients when being moved
  • Surgical Services: Ear, nose, and throat equipment to assist with surgeries
  • Outpatient Stress Lab: Stress equipment to provide enhancements to the tracking and review process to increase efficiency and effectiveness
  • Blue Ridge Digestive Health: Internal phone system to assist with effective scheduling and a language interpreter iPad mobile station
  • Table Rock Family Medicine: Liquid nitrogen to assist with patient procedures and funding for diabetic eye screenings for uninsured patients
  • Grace Ridge Retirement Community: Supplies for resident’s virtual birthdays and clay activities to raise moral and lessen the effects of isolation due to COVID-19
  • Critical Care Unit: Mock rapid response and Code Blue training equipment
  • Outpatient Surgery: New dental equipment for child-patient surgeries
  • Blue Ridge Pulmonary and Sleep Center: CPAP machines and supplies for patients with sleep apnea
  • McDowell Medical Practice: Microscope to increase efficiency of their lab
  • Burke County Public Schools: Professional grade food truck to support the school district’s summer feeding program
  • Blue Ridge Urology: Pronox System provides easier recovery process and enhanced quality of care for patient procedures
  • Blue Ridge Surgery: Electrosurgical desiccator that allows for in-office procedures for lipoma and skin cancer removal
  • Rehabilitation Department: Equipment and educational material for treatment of dysphagia

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