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The Beat Goes On

The Beat Goes On

On May 1, the Spacelabs Cardiac Monitoring Central Station came online at Boundary Community Hospital. Funded by the community through generous donations to the Fry Healthcare Foundation Festival of Hearts, the Cardiac Monitoring system will enable Boundary Community Hospital to monitor patients in the Emergency rooms and the Acute Care Hospital from one central location.

According to Paul Sogge, Spacelabs Healthcare marketing communications manager, “Spacelabs Healthcare is proud to partner with Boundary Community Hospital to provide the latest in medical telemetry. Spacelabs takes its name from the company’s origin in the early days of the U.S. Space Program. In 1969, Spacelabs medicaltelemetry monitored Neil Armstrong's vitals on the moon. Today, the company’s technology is used by hospitals and care facilities around the world to watch over millions of patients every day. With the upgrade, Boundary County caregivers and patients will benefit from the latest telemetry system on the market.”

The hospital’s new Xhibit Central Station, with a high-resolution touchscreen display, will provide caregivers a detailed view of any patient on the network. Ambulatory patients will now be monitored with AriaTele telemetry transmitters, featuring full-color screens to display heartrate, ECG and SpO2 waveforms. Together, these solutions will deliver critical patient data across the hospital network, enabling better-informed decisions, increased efficiencies and a safer environment for patients.

No one person can shine on this project, and this install was no exception. According to James Miller, “This took a BCH team to pull off. After all the phone calls, e-mails and tech questions, we are finally live with the telemetry and cardiac system. This is another great example of continually raising the standards of care at our community hospital. It is always important when taking care of people that we strive for nothing but the best.”

Ninth Annual Golf Tournament

The next fundraiser for Fry Healthcare Foundation will be their Ninth Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, June 16, at Mirror Lake Golf Course south of Bonners Ferry. Check in is at 11am; shotgun start at noon. The full day of events includes 18 holes of golf, a cookout dinner, prize presentations and witnessing the Great Golf Ball Drop.

The event has three entry categories:

Business Sponsorship – Champions ($1,000)

Eagle ($800)

Birdie ($500)

Par ($250)

Prizes, giveaways and other donations are welcome.

Team Registration – A team consists of two players. Businesses and groups can register as many teams as desired. Entry Fees are $50 per player or $100 per team. Dinner and green fees are included in the entry fees.

Individual Player Registration – Individual players are welcome. Once registered, you will be paired with another individual player. Entry fees are $50 per player.

All skill levels are welcome to participate in this fun-filled afternoon of golf and contests of talent, cleverness and skill. Forms are available online at .

A Cascade of Golf Balls will be flowing toward the green on the ninth hole of Mirror Lake Golf Course on June 16 at 6:30pm. The ball that stops closest to the hole or falls in first will mark the winner of a Traeger Pro Series 34 Grill donated by Life Flight Network.

Want to be the one with the winning number? Then be sure to purchase your lucky number from Fry Healthcare Foundation members, Riverside Auto Center or Boundary Community Hospital. Each number is $5. Entries must be purchased by June 13! You are welcome to come watch the ball drop, although you do not have to be present to win.

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