Patients Supported with Popcorn Service Donations
Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) receivers and transmitters were just one of the patient care items purchased thanks to support received from the Popcorn Service of MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland. Pictured holding the equipment that will provide endocrinologists with the data they need to better manage their diabetic patients are (left to right): Stephanie Fordos, Diabetes Center administrative assistant, Maxine Guettler, R.N., B.S.N., C.D.E., Jill Chambers, R.D., C.D.E., and Erin White, R.N., Diabetes Center manager.
The Popcorn Service volunteers of MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland donated more than $6,700 to the MidMichigan Health Foundation completing their FY 2018 funding pledge. Their support enabled the Medical Center to purchase equipment that will benefit patients served in the Diabetes Center, Dining and Catering Services, Operating Room and Respiratory Care Department.
“Over the years, as chairman of the Popcorn Service, I have been pleased to see the results of our efforts,” said Ted Mudd. “Being able to raise these funds 75 cents at a time is a large undertaking which our group always does with enthusiasm. It is our pleasure to see the impact of our gifts at the Medical Center with both patients and the staff who care.”
Equipment purchased included two Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) receivers and transmitters for the Diabetes Center. This equipment provides endocrinologists with the data they need to better manage their diabetic patients. IPads for Dining and Catering Services were also bought, which will help patients place orders at their bedside enabling faster service.
Pediatric patients will benefit from a Coblator purchased for the Operating Room. This device cauterizes and ablates the adenoids and also assists in tonsil removal. Emergency supplies for cardiac and respiratory arrests that may take place in the Respiratory Care Department will be better protected with specialized boxes purchased thanks to the Popcorn Service’s support.
To learn more about the volunteer program, visit www.midmichigan.org/volunteers, or contact the Volunteer Services Department at (989) 839-3340.