Enhancing patient care at MMH

Thank you to our North Country Community...the Foundation raised $26,258 on Friday, May 13, at the Radiothon.

 

This year’s proceeds will be used toward a much bigger project than we are used to supporting.  We will be assisting Massena Memorial with the purchase of: Phillips IntelliVue Information Center iX. This will allow for a complete upgrade of Massena Memorial Hospital’s telemetry Cardiac Monitoring System.  

Why such a big project?  Simply put: our patient base requires it.  Over the past three years, 50-57% of our in-patients have presented with COPD, Heart Disease, Congestive Heart Failure and/or Stroke.  All of these patients would require cardiac monitoring while at Massena Memorial.  We need to provide the appropriate care for our friends and neighbors.This is a complete upgrade from 14 cardiac monitored beds to 22!!  Cost per bed upgrade breaks down to $9,100.  

How many beds can we provide?? 

What is the Foundation's role at MMH?
The Massena Memorial Hospital Foundation shall provide financial support to Massena Memorial Hospital by funding programs that enhances patient care.
 
The Foundation is a tax exempt 501c(3) organization as designated by the Internal Revenue Service.  As such donations made to the MMH Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
 
http://www.mmhfoundation.net

 
 
 
Foundation history
The MMH Foundation was created in 1985 to assist Massena Memorial Hospital with all fundraising activities.  A role which the hospital can not legally perform as a municipal entity.
 
The MMH Foundation has a fifteen member Board of Directors.  Of this number, three directors are appointed and twelve elected.
 
2016 Board of Directors
Miriam Catapano- President
Helen White-Vice President
Mark Bogdan - Treasurer
Bob Wolleben, FACHE - Secretary
Loretta Perez
Patrick Dowdle
Supervisor Joe Gray
Mayor Tim Currier
Amy Page
Daniel Pease, Esq.
Steve Rombough
Kay Romeo
Gail Schneider
Ann Viskovich
Gretchen Tarbell
Elizabeth Langtry-Dow
 
A Handful of Recent Successes 
 
The efforts of the MMH Foundation has brought these items to reality for Massena Memorial Hospital. 
 
  • Zoll Defibrillator/Pacemaker
  • (2) Zoo-Pal exam tables
  • Suresight vision screener
  • Echocardiogram exam table
  • Biphasic defibrillator
  • Harriet Gushea-MMH Scholarship
  • (3) Servo-i Respirators
  • (2) Touch2Play game systems
  • (400) Mattel toys
  • Employee Education Grants
  • Key Bank SEEP Grants
  • Arthroscopic/Laproscopic Camera Heads
  • Hysterscope System
  • (3) BIS Monitors
  • (4) Holter Monitors
  • Triage Chair
  • Cardiac Monitors
  • (3) Pediatric Video Laryngoscope Blades

 Donating
To donate to the Massena Memorial Hospital Foundation, please do one of the following:

  • Write a check payable to the "Massena Memorial Hospital Foundation"
  • Call us and make your gift by credit card
  • Contact your legal advisor and remember the Massena Memorial Hospital Foundation in your will
  • Interested in volunteering to help, please call (315)769-4273.
  • Just call us, and remember, “It’s All About Getting Better.”

 

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