Hospital staff members display the new Glidescope equipment that Atmore Community Hospital recently purchased, thanks to a donation from the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.
Hospital staff members display the new Glidescope equipment that Atmore Community Hospital recently purchased, thanks to a donation from the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.

Atmore Community Hospital unveils new equipment

Published 8:45pm Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Atmore Community Hospital (ACH) has purchased a new GlideScope, thanks to a generous donation from the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, according to an ACH press release. The new equipment will significantly benefit anesthesiology, critical care and emergency care.

The GlideScope will be used during intubations, nasal tracheal intubation or to access obstructed airways. The new equipment will allow clinical staff to easily access and view a patient’s airway using a high-resolution digital camera and high-resolution LCD monitor. The GlideScope also can be used for tracheal intubation and for the removal of foreign bodies from the airway.

“We want our patients at Atmore Community Hospital to receive the best of care,” said Bill Perkins, administrator of Atmore Community Hospital. “With this new equipment we are able to provide a more efficient method of intubation. ACH is extremely thankful to the Poarch Band of Creek Indians for their generous donation as it helps our hospital obtain better equipment to best serve our community.”

For more information about Atmore Community Hospital, call (251) 368-2500 or visit eBaptistHealthCare.org.

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