PARKERSBURG - Camden Clark Medical Center donated a piece of cardiac diagnostic equipment to the University of Rio Grande. The equipment, a GE Vivid 7 echocardiography machine, provides ultrasound images of the heart and evaluates cardiac function and structure.
Since the hospital has recently upgraded its cardiac equipment to include 3D transesophageal echocardiography, the decision was made to donate the existing equipment for educational purposes.
The donated equipment will be used at Rio Grande for its diagnostic medical sonography program and will help provide students with hands on experience.
Camden Clark Medical Center’s Dr. David Gnegy, interventional cardiologist/chief of staff, presents the echocardiography equipment to Stephanie Summers, diagnostic sonography program director, University of Rio Grande.
According to Allison Maher, director of cardiac services at Camden Clark, the hospital was happy to provide the equipment. "This was a great opportunity for the hospital to help prepare students for health care careers particularly with regard to cardiac programs. We welcome opportunities to contribute to the education of future health care professionals."