The Guthrie County Hospital Foundation recently donated funds to Guthrie County Hospital (GCH) to purchase a new EKG System. An Electrocardiogram (EKG) is a recording of the electrical activity of the heart. The initial diagnosis of heart attack is usually made through observation of a combination of clinical symptoms and characteristics EKG changes.

“When it comes to the heart, minutes mean muscle. EKG is the quickest tool we have to help diagnose a heart attack. We are so fortunate to have new, faster equipment available to provide the best care possible to the patients at Guthrie County Hospital,” noted Danielle Brown, Emergency Department RN.

“Time is of the essence when diagnosing a possible heart attack. The GCH Foundation is very pleased to furnish the latest new EKG system to the hospital. This new system allows the hospital to diagnose and treat heart attack victims much quicker than before. The Foundation again thanks all of you support the Foundation with your donations. Because of you we are able to help equip GCH with the newest and best equipment to provide top notch care for our patients,” commented Kent Stephenson, GCH Foundation President.

Pictured (L to R): Danielle Lauzon, Safety and Quality Coordinator; Danielle Brown, Emergency Department RN; Shari Carroll, Respiratory Therapist; Kent Stephenson, GCH Foundation President