Via Christi Hospital Receives Large Donation

By Felicia Lawrence

Published 02/12 2014 09:17PM

Updated 02/12 2014 11:16PM

PITTSBURG, KS.--- Via Christi Hospital spent the day celebrating a donation that will help better protect its patients. Members of the Via Christi Auxiliary Team donated more than $67,000 to the hospital. The gift will be used to purchase pumps, which have the ability to identify medication through bar coding. The pumps will ensure narcotic pain medication is delivered at a safe rate. The money will also be spent on technology that treats patients with large bladder stones.

"These pumps will enable us to deliver that medication safely for each patient and it has barcode technology so that we know the patient is getting the exact dose that they're supposed to be getting at the exact time, the right amount of times," said Amy Renn, Medical Unit Director. 

$35,000 of the funding came from profits from the gift shop and the remaining funds came from Auxiliary donations.

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