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Johns Island resident donates ultrasound to Inter Island Medical Center

From left, Dr. Michael Wingren, donor Fred Housel, and the Sonosite ultrasound technician. - Submitted photo
From left, Dr. Michael Wingren, donor Fred Housel, and the Sonosite ultrasound technician.
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Inter Island Medical Center has received the donation of a handheld portable ultrasound to assist in rapid evaluation of many conditions.

The donor, Fred Housel of Johns Island, said, “I wanted to bring this technology to our clinic for a number of reasons. Certainly the ability to ‘see’ with sound is miracle enough, but I also hope to increase the medical independence of our community and to give back a gift to the remarkably hard working and caring staff of our clinic.”

The entire staff went through a full day of training on use of the ultrasound. The ultrasound will be used to assist doctors in most accurately placing injections, nurses in inserting catheters, and even phlebotomy staff with otherwise tough blood draws.

"We are very appreciative of Mr. Housel’s generous gift to the Medical Center and the patients that we serve," the medical center stated in a press release.

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