Ways to Give
AVH Trust Grant-Making Program
The Trust awarded three grants to benefit departments at Allegheny Valley Hospital during the 2012 fiscal year.
- The Trust made a grant in the amount of $17,468 to purchase a Bard Site-Rite VI portable ultrasound scanner for the ICU/CCU. The scanner is used to facilitate the placement of central lines in patients in the department, which provide access for the rapid administration of blood, fluids, medications or nutrition that are normally harmful to peripheral veins and to provide access for nurses to draw blood without sticking the patient.
- The Trust also awarded $3,542 to the Vandergrift Outpatient Care Center for two DigiTrax Holter monitors and recorders to facilitate the faster placement of the monitors on patients requiring this type of cardiac monitoring.
- Finally, the Trust made a grant for $1,996 to the Department of Special Services to purchase a seven-channel sleep recorder for the hospital’s sleep lab.
The Trust awarded three grants to benefit departments at Allegheny Valley Hospital during the 2011 fiscal year.
- Twelve new dynamap machines were purchased for the inpatient nursing units. The machines, which came at a total cost of $25,000, allow nurses to simultaneously take a patient’s temperature, blood pressure and pulse oximetry. The information can be stored in the machine and reviewed at a later time for charting.
- The Trust also approved a $3,600 grant that will be used to purchase nine new flat panel televisions with DVD players for the patient treatment rooms in Outpatient Oncology. The department’s current TVs are more than 20 years old and have very poor picture quality.
- Finally, the Trust made a grant to Employee Health to help cover the cost of a new software program for tracking employee medical information. The current software is being retired and new software must be purchased to allow for continued efficiency and accuracy in tracking Employee Health records.
Books and Bunnies
Books and Bunnies is a Trust funded program in which children who visit the hospital’s Emergency Department are given a stuffed animal and a children’s book to help ease their fears and distract them while they are receiving treatment.
Originally founded as a partnership with Borders Books and Music at Pittsburgh Mills, to date, more than $10,000 worth of books and stuffed animals have been distributed to the more than 3,500 pediatric patients who are treated in the Allegheny Valley Hospital Emergency Room annually.