GRAND VIEW NURSING STUDENTS PRESENT CHECK
October 3, 2011
Broadlawns Accepts Donation for Digital Mammography Unit
Des Moines, Oct. 3, 2011 – Susan Kerstein, RN, MSN, CNE-BC, chief nursing officer at Broadlawns Medical Center accepted a check for $2,000 from the nursing students at Grand View University to be used to purchase a new digital mammography unit for the women's center at Broadlawns.
"We are pleased to accept this check on behalf of women's health services at Broadlawns," said Kirstein. "Seeing the commitment and energy that these nursing students have shown to support our hospital is such a fulfilling experience for us. The updated equipment will allow us to provide mammography screenings to so many more women. What an outstanding accomplishment these young students have achieved."
Grand View nursing students held a pink glove dance to increase breast cancer awareness and raise money for the new equipment. The students also designed a t-shirt for the dance and sold them on campus and via a posting on YouTube. The ceremony at the Krumm Business Center Centrum included a presentation on how the new digital mammography machine works and a video featuring the students' fundraising efforts.
“The students raised $2,000 for breast cancer awareness at the same time Broadlawns Medical Center was investigating the purchase of a new digital mammography machine to replace some outdated equipment,” explained Jean Logan, RN, PhD, Grand View nursing professor and member of the Broadlawns Medical Center Board of Trustees. "This was a natural connection that encouraged the students to raise the money."
Alli Steffensmeier, Grand View nursing junior, added, “I like that the money went to Broadlawns since it is a local hospital and we get to see where the money we raised went and how it was used.”
Today Broadlawns Medical Center comprises:
- A community hospital serving medical, surgical, mental health and primary care needs
- A 60-member physician practice overseeing specialty clinics and outpatient services
- A family medicine residency program that graduates physician leaders who today serve in 22 of Iowa’s 99 counties
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