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UPMC Lawn Party funds purchase communications devices

Nurses at UPMC Muncy pose with the Vocera devices outside the hospital. PHOTO SUBMITTED

MUNCY- Even with the cancelation of the 2020 UPMC Muncy Auxiliary Lawn Party, the UPMC Muncy Auxiliary and Lawn Party committee still received generous contributions from community members and local organizations totaling almost $17,000. Proceeds funded the purchase of Vocera badges, hands-free communications devices for clinical staff, at UPMC Muncy.

“We’re always moving and often at the bedside of our patients – we don’t really have a lot of free time even for phone calls or emails,” said Andrea Reed, director of Nursing, UPMC Muncy. “The Vocera devices help keep our staff connected and promote team communication. Rather than having to report to a nurse’s station or call someone on the phone, we can simply use the hands-free calling to talk from wherever we’re at in the hospital. These devices are a game-changer and we’re thankful to have such generous support from our community.”

The UPMC Muncy Auxiliary and Lawn Party committee thank the community and local organizations for their continued support and look forward to the Lawn Party returning in 2021.

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