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2/1/2016

HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital Receives $35,123 Donation for Purchase of State-of-the-Art MRI Goggles


Green Bay – HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce it received a $35,123 donation from the Beaux Mettler Foundation – a nonprofit which aims to support educational needs for children in the hospital through technology – to be given to HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital. The donation will be used to purchase video goggles that make it more comfortable for children to receive MRI scans. The KC Stock Foundation, Inc. and the Cornerstone Foundation also provided funds to help make this donation possible.
 
“Most people would agree that it can be tough staying still during an MRI while you’re in a confined space in a loud machine,” said Barb Halron, treasurer of the Beaux Mettler Foundation. “And for children, that task can be difficult without sedation. But now, this new technology will provide a more comfortable, relaxing environment. That’s why we are thrilled to make this donation in support of HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital.  We support their work in caring for the region’s youngest patients and helping them find comfort while they undergo medical procedures.”
 
The innovative goggles, accompanied by MRI headphones, are a safe distraction for children. As an alternative to sedation, the goggles are worn like a pair of glasses. The visual effects immerse patients in what they are watching and ultimately help the patient remain calm and comfortable during a noisy MRI scan.
 
“HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital is dedicated to making the patient experience a number-one priority,” said Heidi Warpinski, Executive Director at HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital. “This generous donation made by the Beaux Mettler Foundation and other valued community partners allows us to expand the tools we are able to use to individualize care for our pediatric patients and their families. We strive to keep patients as comfortable as possible and in this case, we can make an MRI experience something fun and a little less scary.”
 
The goggles will not only be used during MRI scans, but across many different diagnostic settings.
 
HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital, located inside HSHS St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, provides high-quality, reliable health care for children in the region including pediatric and neonatal intensive care, as well as a large array of pediatric general and subspecialty care – including some specialties that you won’t find anywhere else in the region.
 
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About HSHS St. Vincent Hospital
HSHS St. Vincent Hospital has been delivering quality health care to Green Bay and its surrounding communities since 1888. Patients from Northeastern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan benefit from a comprehensive range of services that include cancer care, women’s services, emergency and trauma care, preventive care across the lifespan, digestive health, orthopedic, cardiac care, neurosciences, rehabilitation and pediatrics. An affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, the hospital’s primary purpose is to continue Christ’s healing love through the delivery of competent and compassionate health care in an environment sensitive to the needs of all people. HSHS St. Vincent Hospital has been named one of the “100 Top Hospitals” nationwide and is accredited by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. As an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, we draw on the history of St. Francis of Assisi as we move to continue serving the health care needs of our area in Christ’s healing ministry, caring for all people.
 
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality, Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 13 Local Systems and physician practices in Illinois (Belleville, Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Highland, Litchfield, and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org.  For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.

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