Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, a member of Dartmouth Health, has donated an electrocardiogram (EKG) machine to a hospital in Ukraine caring for wounded soldiers and civilians.
Sunflower of Peace—a nonprofit organization providing lifesaving medical and humanitarian aid to Ukrainians affected by the Russian military invasion—sponsored the transfer of the EKG to Ukraine (for security purposes, the name and location of the Ukrainian hospital is not being disclosed).
“Many beds of the hospital are occupied by patients with severe injuries from the war,” said Irina A. Kalaida, who is originally from Ukraine and works as a healthcare data analyst with Dartmouth Health. “The EKG machine will help providers diagnose with higher accuracy, especially patients undergoing surgical treatment.”
In addition to the support of Kalaida, the donation was also facilitated by Laurie Harding, a retired nurse involved with several Upper Valley health-related projects, including Granite United Way Women’s Leadership Council, Headrest, and the New Hampshire Endowment for Health.
The EKG machine is expected to arrive in Ukraine later this month.
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