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Wauneta clinic gets new EKG machine PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 03 December 2015 00:00

Wauneta Medical Clinic Foundation representatives, from left, Eddie Nichols, Tony Cribelli and Brian Harchelroad show off new EKG machine, the newest addition to the Wauneta clinic. (Pat Holder | Johnson Publications)


By Pat Holder

The Wauneta Breeze


The Wauneta Medical Clinic Foundation recently purchased a new IEC Diagnostic ECG, commonly known as an EKG, machine for the Chase County Clinic in Wauneta.


Foundation representative Tony Cribelli said the equipment, delivered on Nov. 30, was recommended by the clinic’s health care providers, especially the nurses, who cited the old machine had too much wear and needed to be replaced.


Cribelli mentioned that the cost was about $2,400 and that the purchase provides a “much-needed upgrade to the clinic.”


Ronda Sargent, Clinic Manager at Chase County Community Hospital and Clinics, explained two different machines were tested before the one purchased was chosen.


“The new equipment will be beneficial, not just for acute heart patients, but also for pre-op. It will save on travel for patients, ” Sargent noted. “We would like to express our appreciation to the foundation for such a large donation.”