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Annual Fund Affords SMH New Sterilizer

Western Maine Health President and CEO Timothy A. Churchill is pleased to announce that Annual Fund donations to Stephens Community Healthcare Foundation have been used to purchase a new sterilizer for the Central Sterile Department in the Operating Room.

The sterilizer, a Steris Amsco Century medium volume steam sterilizer has a larger capacity than the former sterilizer and as Central Sterile Coordinator, Scott Foster states, "It is more efficient and can handle more cycles than our previous equipment. This sterilizer is safer, features easier maintenance, and is quality built to meet the rigorous standards of sterilizing necessary for our operating rooms, as well as emergency services, obstetrics, and physician offices.

M. Patricia Cook, Senior Vice President - Clinical stressed the importance of donations and staff involvement, "Many thanks to members of our community who through their generous donations, made this purchase possible.  Thanks also, to Scott and Mary in Central Sterile who planned for installation and tested the equipment, as well as Les Gammon and his staff who assisted with the installation.

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Photo Captions: Scott Foster puts a load of equipment in the new Amsco Sterilizer at Stephens Memorial Hospital.

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