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Prisma Health Midlands Foundation Board Campaign

Prisma Health has the only Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (NSICU) in the Midlands. After a stroke, aneurysm or other neurological injury, patients are fragile and it is not uncommon for these patients to require multiple CT scans. Moving these patients has the potential to expose them to everyday illnesses and increase bodily stress. The Samsung OmniTom® Portable CT Scanner would eliminate unnecessary transports and allow providers to make quicker treatment decisions. 

Prisma Health Midlands Foundation is working in collaboration with the Prisma Health Midlands Foundation Board of Directors to fund this new technology for the NSICU at Prisma Health. 

Strokes are prevalent in South Carolina. Our state ranks 4th in the country with stroke as the leading cause of death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

At a local level, Prisma Health Richland Hospital treats the largest volume of strokes in our state. In 2017, Prisma Health opened the NSICU to care for 32,000 patients who were treated by the Neuroscience team last year. That's a staggering number.

Because the patients in the NSICU are so critically ill, moving them for multiple CT scans greatly increases risk to the patient. With your help, a portable CT scanner will be funded. The scanner will allow patients to stay in place for important tests, and caregivers can make decisions quickly, without interruption. When the scanner is funded, Prisma Health will be one of the first hospital systems in the Southeast to have one.

Learn more about the Samsung OmniTom® Portable CT Scanner and download a gift form.

Your contribution will help patients at Prisma Health like Raoul Jenkins II, who suffered a ruptured aneurysm just four days after graduating high school. Learn more about Raoul here.

For additional information, call Prisma Health Midlands Foundation at 803-434-7275.
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