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Donation to Wilson helps fund new EKG system

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SIDNEY — The Wilson Memorial Hospital Foundation recently applied for and received a $6,000 grant from the Monarch Legacy Fund of the Community Foundation of Shelby County and a $1,000 grant from St. Jacob Evangelical Lutheran Church’s Endowment Fund to assist with the purchase of a LIFENET EKG Transmitting System to be used in Wilson Memorial’s Emergency Department.

The new LIFENET EKG Transmitting System provides patients who are transported via an EMS team the advantage of a considerably earlier EKG. EMS personnel can perform a 12-lead EKG in the field wherever the patient is located and transmit the information to the emergency department while the ambulance is en route to the hospital, giving the staff a head start to prepare for the patient’s arrival

The former Monarch Machine Tool Company Foundation established the Monarch Legacy Fund and is administered by the Community Foundation of Shelby County.

For more information, call (937) 498-5574 or visit www.wilsonhospital.com.

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