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New equipment for cardiology at CGH

Hospital news | Monday, February 12, 2018

Contact: Joan Hermes

STERLING, IL (February 12, 2018) – A new $44,568 portable echocardiogram machine has been purchased by the CGH Health Foundation, with a bequest from the late Maxine Hall, Sterling. The portable ultrasound machine will be located in the Critical Care Unit. The request was made so cardiologists could access an ultrasound machine in situations requiring an immediate evaluation.In addition this machine can be used for pulmonary and vascular images by simply changing probes.

CGH employees and Foundation trustees gathered Wednesday, January 31, 2018 to unveil the new echocardiogram machine and present the check for the unit.

They included:
front row from left, Kris Ratliff, ECHO tech, Alice Vetter, RN, Cardiology and Critical Care Director, and Crystal Tropp, ECHO tech;

back row from left; Kristie Geil, CGH Chief Nursing Officer and Foundation trustee, Dr. Steven Mackay, CGH Cardiologist, Dr. Paul Steinke, CGH CEO, and Amy Springman, Foundation Board vice chair.