— Hendersonville, NC (June 10, 2019) — The AdventHealth Hendersonville Foundation is excited to announce it has been awarded a $12,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Henderson County to fund technology that is vital to the care of patients in need of respiratory relief. In addition to the Community Foundation’s generosity, the AdventHealth Foundation Board of Directors has awarded $5,855 to cover the remaining balance for the purchase of these two Vapotherm Respiratory units.
The total $17,855 will provide HI-VNI oxygen support to 100% of the patients that require it, including adults and newborns. In the past, many patients in need were not able to receive the Vapotherm relief because the units were preoccupied by other patients. When patients in need are not able to use the Vapotherm technology, traditional ventilation that requires a mask must be used, which increases the risk of aspiration and inhibits the ability to talk, take medications, or eat. Further complications may result in invasive intubation, longer hospital stays, and greater incidence of admission to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). With the addition of the two new units, it is estimated that 200 or more patients will benefit from the use of the Vapotherm technology every year. With the help of these funds, respiratory care will be delivered more efficiently and comfortably to those requiring portable breathing support and relief.
AdventHealth Hendersonville was founded in 1910 and has served more than 35 locations, offering a dedicated network of more than 250 physicians and providers, cardiac care and rehabilitation, emergency services, nationally awarded cancer care, state-of-the-art surgical care, full-service orthopedic care, an award-winning labor and delivery experience, and a full range of imaging services. Jimm Bunch is the president and CEO of AdventHealth Hendersonville.
The Community Foundation of Henderson County, founded in 1982, supports charitable programs in the greater Henderson County area.
About AdventHealth Hendersonville: Founded in 1910, AdventHealth Hendersonville, formerly Park Ridge Health, is dedicated to meeting the health care needs of our growing communities, providing high-quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment.
In 1984, AdventHealth Hendersonville became a member of Adventist Health System. With a sacred mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth is a connected system of care for every stage of life and health. More than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in physician practices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers provide individualized, wholistic care. A shared vision, common values, focus on whole-person health and a commitment to making communities healthier unify the system's nearly 50 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites in diverse markets throughout almost a dozen states.
Leading the way in many medical firsts for the region, AdventHealth Hendersonville is the first hospital in Western North Carolina to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for five orthopedic specialties including Spinal Surgery, Total Ankle Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement and Total Shoulder Replacement. It is also the first to use the Mazor X™ and Navio™ Robotic Guidance Platforms. AdventHealth Hendersonville consistently earns national ranking for its commitment to patient safety, earning six consecutive “A” grades in Leapfrog Group’s Safety Grade survey. AdventHealth Hendersonville includes cardiac care and rehabilitation, emergency services, nationally awarded cancer care, state-of-the-art surgical care, full-service orthopedic care, an award-winning labor and delivery experience, and a full range of imaging services to help people across our region experience whole health. For more information about AdventHealth Hendersonville or to find a physician, please visit AdventHealthNC.com or call Call855-774-LIFE (5433).