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Heart Program gets boost from 10k grant

The quality of MidMichigan Medical Center–Midland’s comprehensive heart and vascular program has been enhanced by a $10 , 000 donation from the May Mitchell Royal Foundation. This contribution has been used to purchase a ZOLL AutoPulse®Automated Chest Compression System for MidMichigan’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.

According to Jan Penney , R.N. , M.S.N. , director of emergency and cardiovascular services at the Medical Center in Midland , this equipment will be a valuable addition in supporting patients receiving a cardiac catheterization procedure.

“The AutoPulse System provides reliable and consistent chest compressions (CPR) to help support a patient suffering an acute cardiac event , “explained Penney. “In the Cardiac Cath Lab , where time is essential to reopen clogged arteries , the device provides the CPR , freeing critical staff to perform other tasks to benefit the patient.”

In addition to this most recent grant , previous gifts from the May Mitchell Royal Foundation have supported equipment for MidMichigan’s Radiation Oncology Department , Center for Women’s Health and Laboratory Department , among other needs.

Those interested in learning more about MidMichigan’s heart program may visitwww.midmichigan.org/heart. Those interested in learning more about philanthropy at MidMichigan may visit www.midmichigan.org/donationsor contact the Fund Development Department at (989) 839-3342.