Kona Hospital Foundation Receives $1,500 Grant

November 10, 2015, 8:48 AM HST
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Kona Hospital Foundation was a recent recipient a $1,500 grant from the First Insurance Company of Hawai’i.

The funds will be towards a new cardiac telemetry system at Kona Community Hospital.

A telemetry system provides hospital personnel the ability to monitor heart rate, heart rhythm, breathing, and other vitals not only at a patient’s bedside, but also remotely, like at a nurses station.

“We are so fortunate and thankful to have been chosen as a grant recipient by First Insurance Company of Hawai’i. Their generous support really does help make a difference in the lives of patients at our community hospital,” said Kona Hospital Foundation Chairman Jack Bunnell.

KCH plans on bringing in a Philips IntelliVue Cardiac System, which will replace the current machinery that will soon be outdated. Currently, the system is being used for daily patient care in the hospital’s Medical/Surgical Department and in the Intensive Care Unit.


The new system will allow KCH to accommodate 15 patients at a time for cardiac monitoring, up from the current 12.

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