Ohio Valley General Hospital Awarded $400,000 Grant from Richard King Mellon Foundation!
Ohio Valley General Hospital has been awarded a $400,000 grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation to support efforts to modernize and expand medical technology at the hospital. The funds will be used to enhance the patient monitors in the Emergency Department, update the nursing call system and implement a simulation laboratory in the School of Nursing.
“We are committed to implementing the necessary changes needed to improve medical technology at our facility,” said hospital President and CEO David W. Scott. “We are grateful to the Richard King Mellon Foundation for supporting our dedication to patient care excellence. We know we can make a difference in the lives of our patients and families, clinical staff and the communities we serve, while improving patient safety and satisfaction.”
Ohio Valley General Hospital’s Emergency Department is a vital community resource, treating more than 20,500 patients per year. Updating the patient monitoring system will result in improved patient safety and enhanced quality of care.
“Patient monitoring is the central component of emergency care, and we are committed to providing the community with an emergency department that is high quality, cutting edge and efficient,” said Mr. Scott. “We’ve already devoted significant time and resources to improving emergency care operations and have significantly decreased our ‘door to doctor’ time. This additional investment in medical technology will ensure that we are able to continue to meet the needs of the patients we serve.”