All donations stay local and are matched to the donor’s passion. Whether it is supporting the emergency department, cancer services, home care and hospice, or another specific service line, contributions are at work every day provide life-changing medicine.
CAREpoint Plays a Pivotal Role in Delivering the Highest Quality of Care to Patients
Generous donors have donated to implement CAREpoint – a comprehensive, integrated workstation that allows medical teams to improve communication, workflow, and, most important, patient care.
“It allows emergency department staff to consolidate everything – radios, phones, and computers,” said Jim Slotterback, regional manager of emergency preparedness said. “What was once jumbled on a long desk is now a single workstation. That saves a lot of room, improves efficiency, and eliminates the need to go back and forth among all the devices.”
The portal plays a significant role in improving a hospital’s capacity to care for its patients by establishing a readily accessible central database for all documentation. Doctors, nurses, and other care providers no longer have to wait for access to patient data.
It’s also that synergy — and the opportunity it offers for collaboration — that plays a pivotal part in delivering the highest quality of care to patients, even before they arrive at the hospital. With CAREpoint, emergency department team members receive instant alerts when a patient is enroute to the hospital so they can adequately prepare for the patient’s arrival. Because the system supports rich media files, paramedics are able to capture valuable photos and videos of an accident scene and deliver those electronically to the team of waiting emergency personnel. Jim speaks highly of that feature, which is a major improvement over what has been a mostly unchanged process for decades.
It’s Never 2 Late (iN2L)
It’s Never 2 Late (iN2L), combines touch-screen computers with intuitive, picture-based software and an extensive, continually updated content library to provide a personalized experience for residents in our skilled nursing facilities. It can be used for therapy, family, or leisure purposes — individually or with a group.
Residents can interact with the system at their own speed, engaging in activities they prefer and achieving success. There are more than 4,000 activities, each combining entertainment with therapy, allowing staff to tailor the activity level and area of interest to each resident. The benefits aren’t all clinical — iN2L is also improving socialization, quality of life, and communication.
Installed in November 2018, the iN2L system at UPMC Muncy was made possible through a gift from the Waldron Memorial Fund at the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania and a matching gift from the Muncy Valley Hospital Auxiliary. In 2019, iN2L was made possible at The Green Home thanks to Tioga County community members supporting the Friends of Soldiers + Sailors Annual Campaign.