Fairfield Medical Center Receives Donation from Aladdin Shriners Hospital Association for Children, Inc.
LANCASTER, Ohio (July 26, 2011) – When pediatrics and adolescents are in need of diagnosis for various orthopedic injuries, a thorough examination is crucial to facilitate the best treatment. To help with this diagnosis, a Biodex Balance System SDTM is needed. The Physical Therapy Staff at the Fairfield Medical Center Outpatient Therapy Services Clinic will soon have this new piece of equipment to enhance assessments of these patients’ thanks to the Aladdin Shriners.
The Aladdin Shriners understood how important this technology is to the Lancaster community and very generously donated $12,665 to the Fairfield Medical Center Outpatient Therapy Department for the purchase of the Biodex Balance System SD. “We felt that this type of technology will benefit our community by helping Fairfield Medical Center provide the best treatment possible for patients suffering from orthopedic injuries. We were happy to make this donation on behalf of the Aladdin Shriners Hospital Association for Children,” said Zale Maxwell, Aladdin Shriners Chaplain.
From left, Zale Maxell, Aladdin Shriners; David Mowry, Aladdin Shriners; Corey Callahan, Fairfield Medical Center Physical Therapy Supervisor; Mina Ubbing, President and CEO at Fairfield Medical Center; Carolyn Gilliam, Outpatient Therapy Services Manager; Chief Dailey, Richland Township Fire Department (who also received a donation from the Shriners); and David Mowry, Aladdin Shriners.
The Balance System SD is a state-of-the-art efficient, versatile balance testing and training system. It provides fast and accurate fall risk assessment and conditioning for knee injury screening, plus closed-chain weight-bearing assessment and training for lower extremity patients.
“The Balance System will provide a comprehensive report and additional specific balance treatment activities for improving strength and kinesthetic abilities for our pediatric and adolescent patient population,” said Carolyn Gilliam, Outpatient Therapy Services Manager at Fairfield Medical Center. “The results of using this equipment will help these children transition and function at home, in school and in the community much better.”
Donations of this nature are accepted through the Fairfield Medical Center Foundation. For more information or to donate to the Fairfield Medical Center Foundation, please call (740) 687-8107.
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