Redwood Memorial Foundation

Your Gifts at Work

Every gift – large or small – that supports Redwood Memorial Hospital is an act of generosity. And all contributions have value in advancing the mission and work of the hospital to create a healthier community for us all.

From donations of volunteer hours that assist patients to gifts that enable us to purchase new equipment, each act of generosity helps us enhance the health and lives of others in Humboldt County.

Some of the most recent donor purchased equipment includes:

Panda Warmers

A warm welcome for precious newborns

Today’s parents are well-informed and have high expectations for their birthing experience. They ask lots of questions. They take an active role in the birth experience and look for an environment where bonding and family-centered care are easily facilitated.

The Panda Warmers from GE combine advanced technologies with innovative features to deliver state-of-the-art thermoregulation while promoting family-centered care. The Bedded Warmer can be configured with full resuscitation capability and SpO2 monitoring, meeting clinical standards in a single configuration.

Stryker Heavy Duty Power Tools

These specialized power tools offer the most innovative, highest performing system backed by best-in-class service from Stryker.

Redwood Memorial performs hundreds of orthopedic surgeries each year including total joint arthroplasty, hemi-arthroplasty, trauma and sports medicine procedures. Specialized equipment that is current technology and well maintained is required to safely and efficiently deliver this critical need to the community.

Power tools are used during orthopedic surgeries to cut and drill bone. They are the workhorse of a power supply inventory and the primary instrumentation for orthopedic surgery. The new tools, the Stryker System 7 and the Stryker Cordless Driver 4 system, are the new standard in power tool performance and reliability.

Key advantages include:

• Stryker SmartLiFE Li-Ion batteries with exclusive ACP Technology provide a longer, more reliable battery life (small battery runs 220% longer, large battery run 183% longer), increasing efficiency in the O.R.

• An innovative rotary handpiece offering substantially increased torque, providing optimum performance with an improved power-to-weight ratio (29% reduction in overall system weight)

• Integrated SORN Remote Device Management enables the transfer of device usage data to Stryker support teams to help monitor and recommend ongoing maintenance - reducing down time in the O.R.

• Sealed sterilization containers minimize processing time and reduce the use of blue wrap creating a more sustainable solution

• Design enhancements make it lighter, more powerful and easier to use

Volunteers contribute the gift of time, providing more than 13,000 hours of service each year to assist Redwood Memorial Hospital patients, visitors and staff. The volunteers also contribute upwards of $20,000 that benefits patient care through grants to hospital programs and equipment.

Thank you to our donors. Every gift of time, treasure or talent makes a meaningful difference in the life of St. Joseph Hospital and the lives of our patients.

To learn more or to get involved call (707) 269-4200 or email us at rmfinfo@stjoe.org.

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