DFT Communications has donated technology valued at more than $40,000 to help equip WCA Hospital's new 21st Century Emergency Department.
DFT's donation includes 32 wall-mounted LED-backlit LCD televisions, 50 widescreen flat panel LED monitors, two 50-inch tracking board monitors and a security system featuring a DVR, cameras and a monitor.
"As a member of this community served by WCA Hospital, our company understands the importance of an Emergency Department designed and equipped to best serve our loved ones," said Mark Maytum, DFT Communications president and chief operating officer. "We wanted to come alongside the WCA physicians and staff to improve care delivery and to enhance the patient experience during some very difficult times."
Representing DFT Communications and DFT Technology Plus are Mark Maytum, far left, president and COO, and Kurt Maytum, far right, president and CTO, with Emelia Lindquist, left, WCA Emergency Department nurse manager, and Betsy T. Wright, right, WCA Hospital president and chief executive officer, displaying display one of the televisions being utilized for a tracking board and one of the LED computer monitors in a patient treatment room that were donated by DFT to fully equip the new Emergency Department at WCA Hospital.
DFT Communications is a 115-year-old company offering local, long distance and digital telephone service, Internet, residential and business security systems, answering services, business telephone systems, satellite services including DIRECTV and Dish Network and electrical contracting services. Other services include communication and data networking services, fiber and copper wiring solutions and computer repair.
"We applaud the WCA family and volunteers in our community who have worked tirelessly to make this capital campaign a success and this new Emergency Department a reality," says Kurt Maytum, president and CTO of DFT Communications. "We are proud to lend our full support to this amazing community effort and to the future of WCA Hospital."
WCA Hospital's 21st-century Emergency Department is now complete. The community is invited to WCA's grand opening celebration Sunday with a dedication ceremony at 12:30 p.m. outside the entrance to the new Emergency Department followed by an open house and self-guided walking tours from 1 to 4 p.m. With advances in space and privacy, WCA Hospital's new 18,000 square foot Emergency Department will dramatically improve the overall patient experience.
To date, WCA has surpassed the 88 percent mark by securing $14.5 million toward the $16.5 million capital campaign goal and is accepting gifts and pledges payable through 2013. To make a gift to support Sharing the Gift of Health: The Capital Campaign for Our Emergency Department, please contact Karl Sisson at 664-8423 or visit www.wcahospital.org.
"This is an unbelievable gift from DFT for which we are truly thankful," says Emelia Lindquist, WCA Hospital Emergency Department nurse manager. "I am confident this technology will enable us to better serve patients and improve the emergency care experience for patients, families, and our staff."