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Dart Foundation Donates to Health Foundation of Upson Regional

The Dart Foundation has awarded a grant of $45,000 to the Health Foundation of Upson Regional for the purchase of new Dinamap V150 Monitors.

Dinamap monitors are vital sign monitors that are used to measure blood pressure, temperature, and pulse. Dinamap monitors have been used at Upson for over 15 years and have consistently met requirements for accuracy. The funds from the grant will provide new Dinamap monitors on the Special Care, Pediatrics, and Labor and Delivery units at Upson Regional Medical Center.

"Upson Regional Medical Center and its Health Foundation are humbled by the Dart Foundation's generosity," said Upson Regional Health Foundation Director Hoppy Hopkins. "Their contribution will allow us to continue our delivery of excellent healthcare to our patients," he added.

In the past, Upson used V100 Dinamap monitors. The new V150 monitors are able to be integrated with the hospital's Meditech system to help with productivity and efficency in work flow.

"The Dart Foundation is pleased to award this grant to the Health Foundation of Upson Regional," said LaRae McGouirk, Dart Foundation Representative. "The health and well-being of the community is vitally important and it's crucial that the hospital have the equipment they need to serve the region." 

The Dart Foundation is a private family foundation established by Dart Container Corporation founder William A. Dart and his wife Claire T. Dart. The Foundation supports projects that enhance educaiton, especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math, and those that improve the quality of life in specific communities.