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About Norton Regional Health Foundation

The Norton Regional Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that focuses on the importance of rural health and health care. The Foundation's mission is "To support the enhancement of quality health care for the residents of Norton County and surrounding counties by securing gifts and contributions for the support of the mission of Norton County Hospital.”

MatchDay Fundraising Project

Name of Project/InitiativeSurgical, Emergent and Outpatient Treatment Improvements

Fundraising Goal: $12,000

Project Description 

The Norton Regional Health Foundation at Norton County Hospital works diligently to fundraise for equipment to help the hospital in fulfilling its mission of meeting the evolving healthcare needs of the region. Two items are needed to help improve the patient and staff experience in surgical, emergent, and outpatient areas: a portable ultrasound and a video laryngoscope. The portable ultrasound would assist in all areas of the hospital, but particularly in the outpatient treatment and emergency rooms, allowing enhanced vascular access. The scope is needed for airway management, particularly to help secure difficult airways and increase the number of procedures the medical staff perform in-house.

How the project will benefit Norton County

All citizens of Norton County would benefit from purchasing these two crucial items. Patients would find comfort knowing that Norton County Hospital is prepared to care for them and their vascular or respiratory needs. First, the portable ultrasound would be used to abstain access to patients who lack visible or palpable veins, especially babies and toddlers. Furthermore, it would help with PICC (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters) line insertions, which are long-term medication therapies, and obtaining arterial access in a timely manner. The video laryngoscope would replace an outdated model to help the medical team provide timely, guided care in situations such as major traumas with head and neck injuries, patients with food stuck in their esophagus, or infants in respiratory distress. The Norton Regional Health Foundation has already raised $12,000 of the $24,000 needed to fund both of these items, so Match Day would serve as a tremendous opportunity to raise the remaining $12,000 to fund both needs.

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Click to view the brochure for the video laryngoscope.

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Click to view the brochure for the ultrasound machine.