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Volunteer Auxiliary Donates Equipment to ED

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Pictured from left to right: Marco Bautista, RN; Gloria Gregory, Volunteer; Sharon Kelly, Dr. Anyanwu, ER Physician; Amanda Bridges, RN; Randy Ward, RN; Diane Moore, Unit Secretary; Max Iguess, RN; Eric Parker, RT; Dana Phillips, RN; Kenna McMullen, ER Tech; Larry Crist, Volunteer; Julie Newkirk, RN; Beth Hill, RN; Sarah Schmidt, RN; Duane Miller, CFO; Angela Hess, RN Director of Emergency Services.

The Volunteer Auxiliary at St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Lufkin recently purchased a critical piece of new technology for the hospital’s emergency department. The GlideScope® AVL can be used in emergency situations when a patient must be intubated quickly to assist with breathing. Used for advanced video laryngoscopy, this new device provides a consistently clear view of the airway and enhanced maneuverability. The nearly $16,500 piece of equipment was made possible through sales from the St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Gift Shop and other fundraisers hosted by the Volunteer Auxiliary throughout the year.

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