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Warwick Health Foundation board members present a check to Michael Becker, administrator of Mount Alverno Center, and Judy Lindberg, vice president of Patient Care Services, St. Anthony Community Hospital. Pictured here from left are Michael Becker, Jacob Tuckfelt, Garrett Durland, Jane Brief, Frank Petrucci, Doug Stage, and Judy Lindberg.

More than $400K raised to promote access to advanced healthcare

Warwick area residents place a premium on local access to advanced healthcare, and they “walk the walk” by supporting the Bon Secours Warwick Foundation’s efforts to expand and enhance the programs and services at St. Anthony Community Hospital and the adult and rehabilitation facilities, Mount Alverno Center and Schervier Pavilion.

As a result of donations from patients, local residents and area businesses, it has been possible for the Foundation to disburse $417,000 to refurbish facilities and upgrade equipment and technology on the Warwick Healthcare Campus. The money also will be used to certify nurses in several specialties, including trauma, critical care, the operating room and other important disciplines.

Funds were generated through the Foundation’s annual Golf and Tennis Classic, Winding through Warwick, the June Tent Party, direct mail appeals and other fundraising initiatives.

Funding of nursing certification ensures that patients will continue to receive care that is grounded in the most current, evidence-based best practices.

“Certification follows stringent guidelines and reflects mastery of clinical knowledge within a nursing specialty. We are proud that our caregivers have met, and in many cases, exceeded those requirements,” said Judy Lindberg, vice president of Patient Services at St. Anthony Community Hospital.

The hospital’s new SonoSite Ultrasound System helps physicians locate vessels during procedures, and it facilities the expeditious diagnosis of a range of diseases so patients can begin to receive treatment faster than in the past. The purchase of additional equipment and supplies will improve efficiencies in patient care in orthopedic surgery. And new physical therapy equipment will help community members requiring rehabilitation regain strength and achieve desired therapy results.

Improvements also were made to the exterior and interior of the hospital. The exterior was resided and a portion of the roof was replaced, and the lobby has a new look with new furniture and flooring, a fresh coat of paint and new artwork. The Intensive Care Unit at St. Anthony’s will have fully-renovated bathrooms.

“As our community’s health needs evolve, we remain committed to providing the highest quality of care,” said Lindberg. “These enhancements help bring our families, friends and neighbors advanced care, close to home.”

For more info, call the Warwick Health Foundation at 845-368-5151 or email Info_bschsfoundations@bshsi.org.

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