Dr. Miriam Mann, Chief of Emergency
Donor Generosity a lifesaver in Hospital's Emergency Department
If there's one thing that Dr. Miriam Mann wants donors to know about their impact on the Stratford General Hospital Emergency Department, it's that their support has been a lifesaver-quite literally. And the equipment and facilities that donors help fund through the Heart & Soul Campaign is allowing the ER to handle far more complex cases today than even 10 years ago.
"We're now caring for some 25,000 people with complex medical problems that often require a variety of diagnostic tests," says Dr. Mann. "To do that, we needed more space, better rooms, more equipment and more efficient facilities."
The new ER is a significant improvement for staff and patients, says Dr. Mann, Chief of Emergency. The physical layout allows improved visual monitoring of patients; and special rooms, including side-by-side trauma bays have proven their ability to save lives in true emergencies.
"I've had cases where we've had two very serious traumas at the same time, and I've been able to open the sliding doors, stand between the two trauma rooms and manage the care of both patients," explains Dr. Mann.
Posted Monday, October 5 2015
Watch Donor Videos:
First Gong Strike Sept. 5 2014
Gong strikes a positive note for patient experiences
More Donor Stories...
Dan & Brenda Bannon: The first symbolic striking of the gong by Dr. Laurel Moore marked the introduction of a large 4½ foot high “Healthcare Milestone” celebration gong which gives patients, their families and hospital staff an opportunity to tangibly celebrate their milestones. “It is with greatREAD MORE
The Duits Family: In a corner of the MRI waiting room attached to the Donor Wall hangs a plaque "In memory of Fisher Hendrikus Duits." It's a touching reminder of the brief but precious life of baby Fisher, the family that loved and remembers him, and the generosity that flowed from his tragic loss.READ MORE
Bill Preston: With strong family connections to the Hospital, it may have seemed inevitable for Bill Preston to co-chair the Heart & Soul Campaign. But what wasn't inevitable was success in the $20 million Hospital Redevelopment Campaign-a goal that was more than double what a feasibility study said couldREAD MORE
Brent Hiller: When people support the Foundation, they know the money is going to the right place for the right reasons and with minimal expense says Brent Hiller, a recent addition to the Stratford General Hospital Foundation Board and the "next generation" of Hillers to step up to the tee. The HillerREAD MORE
Cathy Bachner: In December 2012, I contracted the life-threatening necrotizing fasciitis infection commonly known as the flesh-eating disease. Throughout the next two years, I have been blessed to live in a place where I was surrounded by excellent medical care. I use the word "care" with meaning. My medicalREAD MORE
Mary McTavish: It was in the winter when my back pain suddenly went worse, shooting down my leg, even causing numbness in my foot. Neither X-rays nor the CT Scan showed the cause. My doctor felt an MRI might be helpful. The wait was short-only two weeks, and the staff were very competent. I really felt I wasREAD MORE