Annual Giving for Excellence 2014 Fund Drive

Help us fund medical technology right here on the Palouse to improve the lives of women and children.

A Note From the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation Board

Historically, women make nearly 80% of all healthcare decisions in their families. The needs of mothers, wives, and caregivers (often women) create a significant impact on the efforts to improve the health of our community. The 2014 Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation Annual Giving for Excellence Fund Drive will emphasize medical technology to improve the lives of women and children. Please join with us to provide the best care possible in our community.

Our 2014 Annual Giving for Excellence Fund Drive goal is $550,000 to support high-priority hospital capital and medical technology projects. 


Breast Tomosynthesis: Now breast cancer has nowhere to hide

Tomosynthesis is a revolutionary technology that gives radiologists the ability to identify and characterize individual breast structures using three dimensional imaging. Conventional mammograms use two dimensional imaging.

During a tomosynthesis scan, multiple, low dose images of the breast are acquired at different angles. These images are then used to produce a series of one-millimeter thick slices that can be viewed as a three dimensional reconstruction of the breast.

This allows the radiologist to see around features in the tissue and identify areas of concern that may have been hidden by overlapping tissue, or dismiss normal areas that may have appeared suspicious on a conventional 2D digital mammogram. As a result, recalls are reduced, false positive exams resulting in biopsies are decreased, and breast cancer is identified earlier.

Patient benefits:

  • Superior imaging quality right here at Pullman Regional Hospital.
  • Access to a network of nearly 100 board certified radiologists with every sub-specialty represented.
  • Greater comfort for women with shorter compression time.
  • Improved detection of hard to see cancerous growths in the breast.
  • Decreased rates of patient recalls or “false positives.”
  • Two large national studies revealed that diagnostic breast tomosynthesis was able to detect up to 40 percent more cancers and reduce patient callback rates by 20 to 40 percent.

TOTAL COST: $445,000


Laryngoscopy: Life-saving technology for infant airways

Laryngoscopy is the art of examining the larynx or the vocal cords. Direct laryngoscopy is used to manage airways when an intubation (placement of a flexible plastic tube into the trachea to maintain an open airway) is performed on a patient in the Emergency Department.

Video laryngoscopy has the distinct advantage of the physician being able to view the airway from the end of the laryngoscope’s blade which has a camera on it. There are two options for screens, a portable that is on the end of the handle for the laryngoscope or a bigger portable screen on a stand. Video laryngoscopy is the preferred rescue airway method for almost all providers and the primary method for many providers, especially emergency physicians.

Pullman Regional Hospital emergency physicians are now early responders for newborn resuscitations in the hospital. The new laryngoscope blades are easier to use and could be efficiently transported to patient sites within the hospital when life-saving resuscitation, such as an airway management option, is required. This modern technology supports Pullman Regional Hospital’s distinction as a state-of-the-art emergency care center.

TOTAL COST: $11,000


Fetal heart rate monitor

Fetal heart monitors are a standard of care in obstetrical medicine and maternity care units at hospitals. They assist providers in the care of mothers and babies by monitoring how the fetus tolerates labor. Specifically, the devices monitor uterine and fetal activity including fetal heart rate.

The GE Cormetrics 250cx Maternal/Fetal monitor also offers enhanced maternal monitoring with temperature, oxygen saturation, ECG and blood pressure feedback.

TOTAL COST: $19,800


BirthPlace labor beds

Our objective is to replace two of our current labor beds to match the state-of-the-art labor beds in our other LDRP (Labor, Delivery, Recovery, Post-partum) rooms in BirthPlace. The Affinity 4 Birthing Bed will provide patient safety and comfort with features such as changing bed height, lowering and raising the head and foot of the bed, one-step side rail release and a streamlined design with room to store equipment.

Features include ease of use, ergonomic design, and safety for patients and caregivers.

TOTAL COST: $41,000


Unrestricted Fund: Ensuring excellence in healthcare

Unrestricted dollars fund the highest priorities of the hospital and provide a margin of excellence to ensure exceptional health care for our community.

Unrestricted contributions are the life-blood of any hospital and allow us to maintain necessary operations, upgrade medical technology and facilities and recruit and retain highly trained healthcare providers.

This fund may be appealing to donors who do not wish to contribute to capital items but want to ensure continued quality of service and care provided by the hospital to patients and families. Your unrestricted gift will play a powerful role in ensuring the continued success of Pullman Regional Hospital.


Give today to ensure quality healthcare for your family and generations of families to come.


Contact the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation

(509) 332-2046 or


Tomosynthesis: Now breast cancer has nowhere to hide

Tomosynthesis provides a 3D picture of breast tissue. As a result, recalls are reduced, unnecessary biopsies eliminated, and breast cancer is identified earlier. Help us provide this exceptional technological innovation to the Palouse.

Early Detection Saves Lives

Breast cancer survivors Rhonda and Kelly speak to the importance of mammography and the community benefit of bringing Tomosynthesis 3D breast imaging to Pullman Regional Hospital.

Michael Wysup, Annual Giving for Excellence Fund Drive Chair

“Our family has received the absolute best care since the day we arrived in Pullman, and I want everyone in our community to have that same incredible experience. We are so fortunate to have Pullman Regional Hospital just down the street from all of us.”

We're Here to Help

Contact the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation office at (509) 332-2046 or visit us at Corporate Pointe Building, 840 SE Bishop Blvd., Suite 200 in Pullman.

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