CPMC Foundation purchases surgical equipment


Submitted by

Kate Stephens


In July, the Cabinet Peaks Medical Center Foundation purchased three separate pieces of equipment for the surgery department at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center. The equipment totaled almost $56,000.

The first piece, a Valleylab FT10 Energy Platform, has an optimized vessel sealing system for control of bleeding during surgery. The system is able to recognize the composition and size of the vessel being sealed and apply the appropriate energy and pressure for increased patient safety.

The second piece of equipment is the Endoscopic CO2 Regulator. The regulator is used during endoscopies and uses carbon dioxide instead of air. Carbon dioxide is quickly absorbed through the small intestine and eliminated by the lungs. This machine is the new standard of care, and is associated with a decrease in abdominal discomfort after the procedure.

Lastly, the Foundation purchased a Stryker system 7 Power, which is equipment used during total joint procedures.

All of this equipment was purchased with dollars from the Foundation’s Mission Fund, for which the Foundation has been actively campaigning since the new hospital was built.

“The surgery staff wants to extend a big thank you to the Foundation Board members for purchasing our 3 new pieces of capital equipment,” wrote the surgical team in a letter to the Foundation Board. “We are all so excited to have the most up to date equipment for our procedures at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center. It gives us a great sense of pride to be able to say we can offer the most current, state of the art procedures here. Thank you all so much for your generosity.”

Kate Stephens, Executive Director of the Foundation extended that gratitude on to the community. “The generosity of our donors is what makes all of this possible,” stated Stephens. “We are incredibly grateful for all of our donors who see the importance of quality healthcare in our area and who give generously to help ensure the very best for our patients.”

For more information about the CPMC Foundation, call Kate Stephens at 283-7140.