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New cardiovascular ultrasound system at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital: Major donation made it possible

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The Yates County Tuberculosis and Health Association has granted $5,000 to the Finger Lakes Health Foundation to support the acquisition of a new Cardiovascular Ultrasound system at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital.

This contribution is aimed at addressing the higher mortality rate from cardiovascular disease in the Finger Lakes region, which stands at 190.7 per 100,000, above the national rate of 173.8. The current system’s inefficiencies have led to delays in care and an increased burden on emergency rooms and hospitals.

Finger Lakes Partners (Billboard)

The state-of-the-art equipment will offer significant improvements in efficiency and technology, reducing time to testing and the need for repetitive tests. It will enhance the detection and diagnosis of cardiac conditions and foster better collaboration in the treatment of heart diseases. Helen Kelley, Director of Development for the Finger Lakes Health Foundation, expressed gratitude to the Yates County TB & Health Association and emphasized the urgency of maintaining equipment and facilities, especially amidst the financial challenges posed by the pandemic, inflation, and staffing issues in rural areas.