Carson Valley Medical Center will purchase a general ultrasound, cardiac ultrasound and emergency bedside ultrasound system as a result of a grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has granted $437,000.
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has granted $437,000 to Carson Valley Medical Center to purchase a general ultrasound, cardiac ultrasound and emergency bedside ultrasound system.
The grant is part of a $4.2 million initiative to help rural, frontier and urban hospitals and health centers across Nevada provide better ultrasound imaging services. Funds also will support robust training opportunities to increase the number of sonographers in Nevada and provide continuing education.
“With the support from the Helmsley Charitable Trust, we are able to upgrade our current ultrasound equipment to support our growing services that Carson Valley Medical Center provides to our service area of over 55,000 people. This equipment will give our healthcare providers the best diagnostic technology to ensure we are providing the highest quality of care for our patients,” says CVMC’s Chief Executive Officer Jeff Prater “We are extremely grateful for the continued support of the Helmsley Charitable Trust and their dedication to healthcare in Nevada.”
Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures inside the body. The safe, cost-effective tool supports other clinical information to help providers make timely diagnoses and provide appropriate treatment.
The grants were announced Monday during a news conference at Martin Luther King Family Health Center in Las Vegas.
Forty of the devices purchased through the grants are point-of-care ultrasound machines, which are small, handheld devices used by providers at the bed or tableside for immediate assessment of a patient to quickly determine a course of action. The grants will also provide eight general ultrasound systems and four cardiovascular ultrasound systems, which aid in imaging of the heart.
The initiative includes more than $1 million for Great Basin College to train new sonographers and offer continuing education to sonographers, ultrasound technologists, doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
Through the grants, Nevada Health Centerswill provide POCUS devices for 18 health centers/clinics and two mobile care units across Nevada, including Austin Medical Center, Carlin Community Health Center, Carson City-Sierra Nevada Health Center, Carson City School-Based Center, Elko Family Medical and Dental Center, Jackpot Community Health Center, Virginia City Community Health Center, Wendover Community Health Center, Amargosa Valley Medical Center, Cambridge Family Health Center in Las Vegas, CP Squires School-Based Health Center in North Las Vegas, Eastern Family Medical and Dental Center in Las Vegas, Henderson Family Health Center, Las Vegas Outreach Clinic (LVOC), Martin Luther King Family Health Center in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas Family Health Center in North Las Vegas, Wellness Center at Enterprise in Las Vegas and Wellness Center at Reno.
The Nevada Community Foundation will use grant money to provide equipment for Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital in Elko, View Hospital in Pahrump and Mesa View Regional Hospital in Mesquite. The Nevada Primary Care Association will use the funds to provide devices to Canyonlands Mesquite in Mesquite and Washoe Tribal Health Center in Gardnerville.
Hospitals receiving equipment include Carson Valley Medical Center in Gardnerville, William Bee Ririe Hospital in Ely, Battle Mountain General Hospital, Incline Village Hospital, Banner Churchill Community Hospital in Fallon, Humboldt General Hospital in Winnemucca, Boulder City Hospital and Grover C. Dils in Caliente.
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