In mid-2017, the Wright County Charitable Foundation contributed funds towards the purchase of new IV stands for Iowa Specialty Hospital – Clarion.
The new IV stands were purchased for use on the inpatient nursing floor. IV stands are a vital piece of equipment frequently used during a hospital stay. Medications and fluids used in healing are hung from these IV stands. IV stands receive a lot of wear and tear and have a limited useful life. The new stands have a special coating to prevent paint chipping and rust. They also have a lower center of gravity and a wider base; providing extra stability for patients walking with the IV stands.
“We are grateful for the donation that the Wright County Charitable Foundation made toward the purchase of IV stands,” commented Robyn Paulsen, Director of Nursing. “We are so fortunate to work in a community that supports the hospital through this foundation. With their support we are able to continue providing exceptional care to our patients.”
The mission of the Wright County Charitable Foundation is to foster and promote private giving, to strengthen volunteer and nonprofit service providers, and to improve the condition and quality of life for the citizens of Wright County on a sustainable basis. Toward this objective, the Foundation will promote endowment building; facilitate community betterment projects and programs; analyze and prioritize community needs; initiate focused and meaningful grant making; encourage collaboration, cooperation, communication and partnership among nonprofit groups; and, support active public, private and volunteer leadership for the benefit of the greater community in Wright County, Iowa.
Pictured above are nurses, Dawn Schultz and Amy Bahnsen, with one of the new IV stands made possible in portion by the Wright County Charitable Foundation.