CCHS Foundation 2016 Campaign Underway



Mitch Whiley, MLS(ASCP) and Chelsea Johnson, MLT

CCHS Foundation 2016 Campaign Underway

The Cass County Health System (CCHS) Foundation’s 2016 Annual Campaign is now underway with a goal of raising $54,000 to purchase two critical pieces of patient care equipment.

“Our plan is to purchase a new coagulation analyzer for the Laboratory and a ventilator for Respiratory Therapy,” said Dawn Marnin, CCHS Foundation Director. “We’re determined to be the best rural hospital in the country, which means we are committed to staying at the cutting edge of technology as medical care advances.”

The coagulation analyzer performs more than 400 PT/INR tests each month, which is a test to measure how quickly your blood clots. This machine is essential for patients who have been on the medication Coumadin or Warfarin, and it’s also used before surgeries to reduce the risk of unexpected bleeding during surgery. The coagulation analyzer can also be used to detect blood clots.

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