The Dauna Leigh Bauer Foundation donated $4,000 to the Clearwater Valley Hospital Foundation, Orofino. The funds were used to purchase a Local Area Network or LAN analyzer for use at both CVHC and St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics.
“The device saves us hours each time there is a problem with the computer networks we have set up at both hospitals,” said Bryan Skinner, IT Department Manager. “In the past, every time the computer network malfunctioned we had to go from computer to computer to locate the problem. Often, more than one computer was involved. With this equipment we can simply plug it into one of the network receptacles and it tells us, not only what computer or computers are involved, but also what the problem is.”
CVHC and SMHC employ over 300 people and have over 200 active computer ports. Together they recently purchased a $1.3 million Meditech Software system which is designed for use in hospital and clinic settings. The system will be used for billing, collecting data, creating electronic medical records, producing the payroll, patient scheduling and a variety of other electronic tasks. Staff are currently being trained. According to Skinner, the different modules will be phased in over the next 18 months.
“We really appreciate the donation from the Dauna Leigh Bauer Foundation because we’ll be able to keep the computer stations working properly.”
The Foundation made its first contribution to CVHC in 1997 and has contributed over $31,000 with a donation each year since. Courtney McLean is one of the three trustees for the Foundation which also contributes annually to Gonzaga University, the Ronald MacDonald House and other charities.
“I picked CVHC as a recipient because they are a nonprofit and serve everyone equally,” said McLean. The funds have been used to help furnish the new ER, to refurbish inpatient rooms, to purchase X-ray view boxes, to obtain hardware and software for nursing training and to purchase surgical equipment.