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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, 2008/08/11 - Waverley Glen has been selected to provide all lift services for the Veteran’s hospital in Lebanon Pennsylvania including safely lifting a patient in and out of a whirlpool, as well as a larger pool, to installing lifts in the hospital’s acute care. PM: TSX-VEN
Waverley Glen is proud to have been selected to provide all lift services for the Veteran’s hospital in Lebanon Pennsylvania. Kevin Klipfeld, lift specialist and US ceiling lift director, led the Waverley Glen team. He had this to say about the project: “Personally speaking, it was inspiring to see efforts and money put into the advancement of safe patient handling for the U.S. Veteran and their caregivers; I was excited to be part of the initiative.”
Fulfilling a work order that includes 179 lifts, outfitting Lebanon’s VA hospital required adapting Waverley Glen’s equipment and expertise to the hospital’s complex list of needs: from safely lifting a patient in and out of a whirlpool, as well as a larger pool, to installing lifts in the hospital’s acute care and hospice facilities, to surgical rehab. There will even be a lift installed in the morgue. “Selecting the proper track layout for the facility was probably the most important thing to get straight,” Kevin commented, “our choice was a full ‘X-Y’ room covering system. This specific configuration allows us to accomplish all bed transfers tasks, fallen patient pick-up, repositioning and limb holding. Luckily, the hospital’s staff had a pretty firm idea what their needs were. That helps us a lot. They were a pleasure to work with throughout the project.”
Scheduled for an end of August completion date, Access Solutions of Buffalo New York are doing the installation. Charley Wallace, President of Waverley Glen is excited about the project. “The full Waverley Glen team worked hard to develop the quote and win this business,” he said. “I am confident we will not only beat expectations in executing this contract, but we will go on to win similar contracts in the future.”
Nestled in Pennsylvania’s Dutch country, Lebanon is located not far from Hershey, chocolate capital of the United States. The medical center consists of a main campus in Lebanon plus Community Based Clinics in Camp Hill, York, Reading, Lancaster, and Pottsville, all serving veterans living in 13 south central Pennsylvania counties.
The Lebanon PA VA’s hospital is part of VISN 4, an integrated health care system consisting of ten VA Medical Centers, including one (three division) health care system, and 42 community based outpatient clinics (CBOC). This system serves veterans in 104 counties in the states of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Ohio. The network is divided into two markets: eastern and western. The eastern market is comprised of 33 counties in eastern Pennsylvania, 7 counties in New Jersey, 3 counties in Delaware and 1 county in New York for a total of 44 counties. The western market consists of 60 counties that cover western Pennsylvania and adjacent counties in New York, Ohio and West Virginia. These markets reflect the service areas and patient referral patterns that have existed in VISN 4 since its inception.
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