Following it's successful 2017 campaign, the Future Generations Health Care Foundation has purchased a C-Arm Fluoroscopy unit for the Butler County Health Care Center.
Last spring the Future Generations dinner auction raised nearly $40,000, and a raffle in the fall raised the rest of the funds to cover the $68,000 purchase of the unit, which keeps BCHCC’s services on the cutting edge of technology.
Fluoroscopy uses a continuous X-ray beam with a special machine called a C-arm. The C-arm can be used to rotate around a person's body to create a sequence of images that are projected onto a fluorescent screen, or television-like monitor.
“The C-Arm is a piece of equipment that we don’t use often, but it is something that helps us keep care local,” said BCHCC Administrator Don Naiberk. “There are surgical procedures that we are able to perform because we have it here that we wouldn’t be able to without it. Most surgeons feel that a C-arm is the standard of care for imaging during a procedure, so they expect that the hospital will have one when they need it. It is not something that we could generate enough revenue to justify purchasing without the help of the foundation."
Ed Meysenburg, executive director of Future Generations Healthcare Foundation, said he appreciated the generosity of all the donors who helped make the equipment purchase possible. The foundation board will be working on this year's fundraising campaign, he said.