Patients brought into the Emergency Department at Upland Hills Health who are suspected of having heart problems can now be continuously monitored in every single room, thanks to support from Madison Emergency Physicians, the board-certified emergency doctor group that has staffed the ED at Upland Hills Health since 2007.
The group recently funded the purchase of a Dash 4000 monitor system to supplement the inventory of monitors used to track patients’ vital signs.
“These fixed units are so beneficial because we can hook a patient up to the Dash 4000 monitor right in the room and leave them hooked up, so we can monitor them at intervals while they are here and have an accurate comparison of any fluctuations,” explained Dr. Sara Gerlach, Medical Director of Upland Hills Health Emergency Department and member of Madison Emergency Physicians.
For more information about Emergency Services at Upland Hills Health, or about how your donations to the Foundation are used to enhance patient care, please visit uplandhillshealth.org.
Pictured with the new Dash 4000 monitor are (l to r) Patty Hinderman, Upland Hills Health
Emergency Department Director, Phyllis Fritsch, Upland Hills Health Administrator, and
Dr. Sara Gerlach of Madison Emergency Physicians, Medical Director for the Emergency
Department at Upland Hills Health.