The Beat Goes On
On May 1, the Spacelabs Cardiac Monitoring Central Station came online at Boundary Community Hospital. Funded by the community through generous donations to the Fry Healthcare Foundation Festival of Hearts, the new Cardiac Monitoring system enables Boundary Community Hospital to monitor patients in the Emergency rooms and the Acute Care Hospital from one central location. According to Paul Sogge, Spacelabs Healthcare Marketing Communications Manager, “Spacelabs Healthcare is proud to partner with Boundary Community Hospital to provide the latest in medical telemetry. Spacelabs takes its name from the company’s origin in the early days of the U.S. Space Program. In 1969, Spacelabs medical telemetry monitored Neil Armstrong’s vitals on the moon. Today, the company’s technology is used by hospitals and care facilities around the world to watch over millions of patients every day. With the upgrade, Boundary County caregivers and patients will benefit from the latest telemetry system on the market.”
The hospital’s new Xhibit Central Station, with a high-resolution touchscreen display, will provide caregivers a detailed view of any patient on the network. Ambulatory patients will now be monitored with AriaTele telemetry transmitters, featuring full color screens to display heartrate, ECG, and SpO2 waveforms. Together, these solutions will deliver critical patient data across the hospital network, enabling better-informed decisions, increased efficiencies, and a safer environment for patients.
No one person can shine on this project and this install was no exception. According to James Miller, “This took a BCH team to pull off. After all the phone calls, e-mails, and tech questions, we are finally live with the telemetry and cardiac system. This is another great example of continually raising the standards of care at our community hospital. It is always important when taking care of people that we strive for nothing but the best.”
Boundary Community Hospital would like to thank the community for their support of the Hospital through the Fry Healthcare Foundation. This cardiac monitoring system is necessary, life-saving equipment that will benefit Boundary County and its residents for many years. ###