Annual Fund

Every day, gifts from community members support Cheshire Medical Center programs and services for those who depend on us by assuring the hospital’s greatest needs are met. Purchasing equipment, upgrading technology, renovating facilities, and sustaining and expanding programs are just some of the ways we’re making our Medical Center stronger together.

Today, we are asking the Community to come together around an important need – to help Cheshire Medical Center purchase patient care equipment – 17 crash cart defibrillators and portable digital X-ray machine.

Our 17 crash cart defibrillators have reached the end of their useful life. At Cheshire, “crash carts” are positioned strategically throughout the hospital. The new defibrillators have several advantages, i.e., they provide audible and visual feedback on the quality of the clinician’s CPR. For example, if a nurse is not pushing deep enough or the compression rate is too slow, the machine tells them to “push harder” or prompts the nurse to take other corrective action. In addition, the devices are smaller. They have a longer battery life and record all data, allowing for performance assessment and training.

Our current portable X-ray machine uses old image processing technology and the vendor no longer services with replacement parts. Bringing the latest portable digital X-ray technology to Cheshire Medical Center allows our physicians to view their patient’s images in less than one minute and make treatment decisions at the patient’s bedside.

Please consider a gift today. With your help, exceptional care remains strong and close to home for you, your family and neighbors. Your donation to the Cheshire Health Foundation to purchase this medical equipment will have a positive impact on patient care in our community.

Your support moves us closer to our mission of providing clinical and service excellence, collaboration, and compassion for every patient, every time.

And remember – every dollar you give stays right here to benefit local patient care.

Thank you.

Additional ways to make your gift:
By Mail:
The Cheshire Health Foundation
580 Court Street
Keene, NH 03431

By phone: (603) 354-6810
Jim Boden, Director of Annual Giving