The Foundation at KVH donates over $265,000 in new hospital equipment


The Foundation at KVH has donated equipment to Kittitas Valley Healthcare to enhance programs that promote, encourage, and assist the improvement and expansion of excellent healthcare at Kittitas Valley Healthcare for the community. To keep pace with advancing technologies and provide patients with excellent healthcare, KVH must continue to replace equipment, train staff, and develop programs needed in our community. Such equipment purchases are made possible using funds raised by The Foundation throughout the year at various community events, as well as from private donors.

"Since The Foundation at KVH was founded more than 30 years ago, it has been a vibrant and vital part of the healthcare team in Kittitas County," said Lauren Denton, The Foundation’s executive director. "On behalf of all who contributed, we are thrilled to present these funds for the improvement of patient care here at KVH."

This year’s equipment donations valued at just over $265,000 will support patients across the spectrum of KVH services, including prenatal care, the birthing center, emergency department, clinics, inpatient areas, and operating rooms:

  • Purchasing operating room tables that enhance patient safety and standardize care.
  • Purchasing multiple defibrillators, life-saving equipment during a cardiac arrest, and a training defibrillator to keep skills current. 
  • Implementing Ouchless ER techniques in our Emergency Department to take the scariness out of medical procedures through a variety of proven strategies and therapeutic play.
  • Creating kits of clothing and personal items for pediatric patients who come through the Emergency Department due to sexual assault.
  • Purchasing equipment allowing mothers to move more freely during labor while still ensuring the utmost safety for the unborn.
  • Purchasing TVs and other electronic devices with children’s programs and movies to be used throughout the facilities.
  • Creating child friendly areas and activities within each of our clinic and hospital waiting rooms.

"We are incredibly grateful to The Foundation at KVH and the Kittitas County community as they continue to support healthcare in our area," said Julie Petersen, CEO at KVH. "This donation, the second largest in the Foundation’s history, is allowing KVH to bring new services and equipment that would not otherwise be possible. On behalf of our board of commissioners, providers, employees and patients I would like to say thank you for your generosity."

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