Sarasota Memorial Hospital Foundation News

The Healthcare Foundation Awards Over $728,000 in Grants Benefitting Sarasota Memorial Hospital


FEBRUARY 9, 2021

Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation recently awarded Sarasota Memorial Hospital (SMH) four grants totaling more than $728,000. The funds will be used to help purchase equipment for Cardiovascular Services and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

$400,000 was provided for the purchase of two EPIQ CVx Echo Ultrasound machines used for echocardiograms and will provide physicians with state-of-the-art imaging benefitting patients in the hospital and outpatient settings.

$37,960 was granted for the purchase of a TEE ultrasound probe used for trans-esophageal echocardiography for patients in cardiac arrest.

$37,219 was granted for the purchase of a CAE Luna infant simulation mannequin that will be used to train NICU, Labor and Delivery, and Mother and Baby staff as well as aid in certification of nurses, RT’s and medical providers for high-risk deliveries.

$253,000 was awarded to fund the purchase of seven GE Giraffe Omnibed Carestations for the NICU. Giraffe beds create a thermal-controlled, protective environment for the tiniest, most vulnerable patients.

“The Healthcare Foundation is so grateful for the generosity of our donors,” said Mason Ayres, president of the Healthcare Foundation. “It is with their support that we can continue to fulfill our mission to provide support to SMH in the areas of patient care and technology, helping to ensure that exceptional healthcare is available to everyone in the community.”

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