The OSF HealthCare Saint Clare Medical Center Tree of Lights campaign is underway. A donation to the Tree of Lights is a unique way to express appreciation to honor loved ones, friends, teachers and others.
Since 1990, more than $115,000 has been raised and donated to the hospital for needed equipment. This year, the Tree of Lights campaign has pledged to purchase a SCOPE BUDDY™ endoscope flushing aid, an integral piece of equipment for the special procedures team. Safety and infection prevention is a top priority at OSF Saint Clare, and the SCOPE BUDDY™ creates a consistent, reliable and safe means to flush endoscope channels. It provides enhanced data monitoring, increased cleaning consistency and decreased risk of cross-contamination.
Amy Wright, RN, BSN, said the equipment is effective in bacteria removal. “Adding a reliable mechanical flushing procedure provides another safeguard to protect our patients.”
Stars will twinkle and shine on a Christmas tree in the hospital lobby outside of the Corner Nook gift shop. A contribution, either memorial or honorary, purchases a silver star for $10 or gold star for $100. All donations are acknowledged on the Tree of Lights list near the tree.
Donations can be mailed or dropped off to OSF Saint Clare in the gift shop when open or at the registration desks near the Emergency Department entrance. Checks can be made payable to OSF HealthCare Foundation.
During the Christmas Season, we encourage you to remember in this way one or more of the important people in your life. It is a beautiful way to say, “Merry Christmas.”