Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter thanks the Service Club of Chicago for awarding a grant of more than $10,000 to purchase a new bed for the Marshak Family Hospice Pavilion.
The grant was received by Senior Director of Community Development Anne Rossiter during a June 16 ceremony at the Four Seasons in Chicago. "Midwest CareCenter is so grateful for the fundraising efforts of Service Club of Chicago, which for several years has provided beds for the Marshak Family Hospice Pavilion," Anne says. Roughly 75 patients per year will benefit from the new bed, which has a life of up to 14 years. Since Pavilion patients spend most or all of their time in bed, and often experience high pain levels, the hospital bed plays a vital role in relieving discomfort.
The Versacare bed supports patient safety, patient mobilization and skin care. Among its many features, the bed assists in moving patients through multi-positioning options; the mattress surface dissipates heat; and it provides safety for patients and caregivers with low height, making it safer for patients to get in and out of bed. The new bed will help Midwest CareCenter clinical staff meet their goal of pain and symptom control.