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UPMC Passavant Nurses to Hold Dedication for Equipment Donated by Passavant Hospital Foundation

 
WHAT: The nursing staff from UPMC Passavant’s bariatric floors will hold a ribbon-cutting, dedication and demonstration for the new equipment donated by a Passavant Hospital Foundation grant. The items include specialized lifts, gurneys, air transfer devices, commodes, walkers and positioning wedges to provide more mobility and dignity for patients.
 
WHY: UPMC Passavant devotes parts of three separate floors to caring for bariatric patients, meeting needs under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Because of rising demands, the Passavant Hospital Foundation was able to deliver a grant of $41,916 to purchase new equipment for such patients, particularly a specialized lift for each floor. Hospital staff noted how its patients required the use of this type of specialty equipment a collective 177 days last July and August alone. 
 
WHO: 
  • ​Theresa Schur, R.N., senior professional staff nurse, 5 South
  • Fay Morgan, president and CEO, Passavant Hospital Foundation
  • Board members from both the hospital and the foundation
 
WHEN: 2:30 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 28
 
WHERE: UPMC Passavant, 5th Floor Pavilion, 9100 Babcock Blvd., McCandless, Pa., 15237

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