Your donation dollars are put to work quickly! Combined with the donation dollars of others, they are used to purchase medical equipment and make facility upgrades—things that make Power County Hospital District a more effective healthcare provider for you, your family, friends, and neighbors.
At least 85% of your donation dollars are used for medical equipment and facility upgrades, including: PCHD Acute Care Hospital, Long-Term Care Skilled Nursing Facility, Family Clinic, and Physical Therapy Clinic!
Since its inception in 2000, the Foundation has purchased or helped to purchase various items for the District. These include the following:
Acute Care Hospital
- Blood Warmer to heat the blood of hypothermic patients in order to restore normal body temperatures.
- EKG machine to monitor heart rhythms.
- Vascular Doppler to detect blood clots and to monitor fetal heart rates.
- Call Light System. Paid for in part with a grant from the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation and an anonymous donor.
- Hydraulic Lift to lift patients out of bed.
- Chair Scale to weigh those who cannot stand.
- Lift Recliner to help patients stand up while getting out of the chair.
- CPR Training Equipment
- Waiting Room Chairs
- Office Chairs for the Nurses’ Station
- TV/DVD Player to play mandatory in-service, professional and training videos.
- TV for ICU/Swing Bed Patients
- Steady Lift to build arm and leg strength while assisting patients as they walk. Paid for in part with a grant from the UPRR Foundation and donation from the Pink Ladies Auxiliary.
- Double-locking Security Narcotics Cabinet
- Double-paned, insulated, energy efficient windows
- Defibrillator to restore normal heart rhythms when patients are in cardiac arrest. Paid for in part with a grant from the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation, Inc.
- Five mattresses for patient beds
- Emergency Room Stretcher
- Lighted laryngoscope to assist with insertion of breathing tubes.
- CPR training materials
- Reclining IV therapy chair
- Wheelchair with IV pole holder
- 2 Data Scopes (Mobile Vital Sign Monitors). Paid for in part by the Northwest Farm Credit Services Foundation, The Kissler Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation, and the Gladys E. Langroise Advised Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation
- Autoclave Instrument Sterilizer. Paid for in part with a grant from the UPRR Foundation.
- Baby Scale
- Adjustable Height Exam Table accommodates those unable to climb onto traditional exam tables.
- Waiting Room Furniture
- Baby Changing Table. Paid for in part with the Pink Ladies Auxiliary.
- Colon Cancer Test Kits. Kits are given to all patients 50+ at their annual check-ups to use in the privacy of their homes and returned to the Family Clinic for analysis. Paid for in part with the Pink Ladies Auxiliary.
- Medical grade freezer to store serum for immunizations.
Laboratory & Radiology
- CT Scanner. Paid for in part with a grant and low interest loan from the USDA.
- ECG monitor for tracking heart rhythms.
- Blood Gas Analyzer to check for heart attacks and strokes. Paid for in part with a grant from the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation, Inc.
- Blood Coagulation Monitor to measure blood thickness. Paid for in part with a grant from Idaho Power and donation from the Pink Ladies Auxiliary.
- Blood Chemistry Analyzer to run general blood tests. Paid for in part with a grant and low interest loan from the USDA.
- Hematology Analyzer to run blood tests. Paid for in part with a grant from the Laura Moore Foundation and grant from an anonymous donor.
Physical Therapy Clinic
- Dynamometer to measure grip strength.
- Vital Wrap System to treat muscle and tendon injuries.
- Pulse Oximeter to monitor heart rates during physical therapy.
- Dumbbell Set for Rehabilitation Gym.
- Pedal Exerciser to strengthen leg and arm muscles.
- Cuff Rehabilitation Weights to strengthen wrists.
- Vinyl industrial flooring for whirlpool room and bathroom.
- High-Low therapy table to accommodate people unable to climb on traditional exam tables.
Power County Long-term Care Facility
- Reliant lift-scale to help residents get out of bed and weigh those unable to stand.
- Music System for residents
- Pillows and Curtains for residents’ rooms to make them more homelike.
- Two Recliners for the resident lounge
- Wide-screen TV for the resident lounge
- CNA Uniforms
- Vital Signs Monitor. Paid for in part with a grant from the UPRR Foundation.
- Replaced deteriorated sidewalks & ramps with ADA compliant structures. Paid for in part with a grant from Northwest Farm Credit.
- Laminate flooring to create homelike environment. Paid for in part with the Pink Ladies Auxiliary.
- Double-paned, insulated, energy efficient windows.
- Bariatric trapeze to assist residents as they turn in bed and get out of bed.
- Paint and supplies to beautify residents’ rooms and make them more homelike.
- Two office chairs
- Burnisher to polish floors
- Cleaning Supply Carts
- Industrial Floor Scrubbing System
- Industrial Vacuum
- Large Linen Cart
- Eight Large Floor Mats
- Meat Slicer
- Stove. Paid for with a donation from the Pink Ladies Auxiliary.
- Steam Table to keep food hot. Paid for in part with a grant from Idaho Power.
- Industrial Dishwasher. Paid for in part with a donation from the Pink Ladies Auxiliary and an anonymous donor.
- Large Refrigerator. Donated by Swire Coca-Cola.
- Personnel/Professional Certification software to satisfy federal technology mandates.
- Locking File Cabinet to satisfy federal privacy requirements.
Power County Hospital Grounds/IT
- Evergreen Spreading Junipers for the front terrace. Paid for with a grant from the Ifft Foundation in the Idaho Community Foundation.
- Handrail to assist with handicap access to Administration Building.
- Tree Removals
- Software to track equipment service history for Maintenance.
- Storage Area Network (SAN). The SAN increases storage space for the large amount of data generated on a daily basis. Funded in part with an ASPR grant and low-interest loan from the USDA.