When someone hears the phrase “rural healthcare” they might not think of leading-edge technology – until now. The power of your gift is redefining and elevating the expectation for healthcare throughout the region in the form of new, state-of-the art technology at Island Hospital.
Technology that removes barriers – literally!
This spring, your donation purchased a Soltive SuperPulsed Laser System. This incredible machine combines three separate pieces of technology into one high-powered, portable and precise tool. The Soltive laser is used to remove kidney stones, resect soft tissue and treat BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) with greater accuracy.
This laser has raised the bar for those suffering from kidney stones. By blasting the stone with a high-powered laser, the Soltive laser removes the barrier of painful stone passing. Rather than breaking the stones into smaller pieces through a lithotripsy procedure that uses shock waves to break up the stones into smaller pieces, the Solitive laser turns kidney stones to dust. While a lithotripsy procedure is powerful, the laser method significantly reduces the pain and duration of discomfort for the patient.
In addition to the multifaceted capabilities of the Soltive laser, this machine is portable. Previous lithotripsy technology was contained to one room because it required a special electrical outlet, limiting treatment to that room. What sets the Soltive laser apart is its ability to plug into a normal outlet. This feature is a game-changer for many patients in your community because it opens up a wider scheduling availability to treat more patients.
Thank you for transformative generosity that puts your hospital
on the leading edge of life-changing technology.