Guild donates special cart to PHH ER

Parkview Huntington Hospital Guild President Vicki Patrick (left) and hospital Emergency Department registered nurses Martin Miller and Amy Rosen display the quick-response cart the guild donated for use with pediatric patients. Photo provided.

The Parkview Huntington Hospital Guild has purchased and donated a special cart for the PHH Emergency Department that will allow emergency workers to quickly deal with the needs of pediatric patients.

The Premier Aluminum Broselow ColorCode Cart is a companion unit to the Broselow Pediatric Resuscitation System the department now uses. The cart's drawers are color-coded to correspond to the sections of the resuscitation system used for young patients of various ages and sizes. It is a portable unit that provides nurses, physicians and technologists quick access to a full range of items to use with pediatric patients in an emergency setting.

"In an environment when every second is precious, having exactly the right items in exactly the right size and dosage is invaluable to emergency personnel," says Doug Selig, the hospital's emergency department manager. "The cart helps responders know at a glance where to go for what they need."

"The Guild's generosity has allowed the Emergency Department to put the complete Broselow System into use months sooner than would otherwise be the case," adds Mike Perkins, director of the Parkview Huntington Foundation. The foundation sought the guild's involvement on behalf of the hospital. "This is one of dozens of gifts the guild has made over the years, through the Foundation, that have assisted many hospital departments."

In 2012, a guild gift purchased custom-engraved frames for the newborn photos of all infants delivered at Parkview Huntington Hospital's Family Birthing Center.
Each frame bore the baby's name and birth date. Other guild contributions last year provided supplies for the hospital's mammography services, and purchased helmets for children receiving bicycle safety instruction. The guild has purchased bicycle safety helmets since 2003.