The Livingston HealthCare Foundation is currently working to raise much-needed
funds for projects specifically directed towards the health and wellness
needs of our community.
Imaging Services offers diagnostic testing that can provide a window into
the causes of many diseases and physical ailments. In an effort to keep
up with important advances in technology, Livingston HealthCare seeks
funds for the following imaging equipment: Digital Portable X-Rays, Diagnostic
Ultrasound and CT Scanner.
Clinical Excellence & Innovation
Medical research and technological innovation continuously spur new discoveries.
These discoveries only lead to improvements in patient care or preventive
measures, if we ensure that our doctors and other healthcare providers
are given the latest knowledge or tools to apply the advances in their
daily practice. To ensure that Livingston HealthCare can fulfill its mission
of providing excellence in patient-centered care and has the resources
needed for keeping up with important advances in medical science and technology,
please give to the Clinical Excellence and Innovation Fund.
In line with Livingston HealthCare’s recipient of “Baby Friendly”
designation, LHC has recently began a program with Park County Health
Department and Community Health Partners to implement a Maternal and Infant
Home Visiting Program. This program begins at the Family Birth Center
at LHC, then within three days of hospital discharge for the mother and
newborn, a Park County Public Health Nurse conducts a home visit. Evidence-based
interventions and education are provided which includes breast-feeding
support, immunizations, smoking cessation, identification of postpartum
depression, contraception use, and overall well-being of baby, mom, family
members and home safety. In 2016, over 60 home visits have been conducted
and nearly one-third have received a Parents As Teachers (PAT) referral.
Research has identified that the risk of cardiovascular death is exponentially
higher in individuals with two or more of risk factors* that include:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
Having just one risk factor doubles the risk for Coronary Heart Disease.
Having three risk factors increases the risk for CHD more than tenfold.**
In consideration of the incidence of heart disease and resident risk profile,
today an estimated 3,400 Park County residents need cardiac care.
The goal of the Cardio Campaign is to recruit and hire a full-time cardiologist
who will live and work in Park County. As part of a comprehensive Cardiology
Program, there will also be a supporting nurse and technician and dedicated
*Cardiovascular Lifetime Risk Pooling Project, N Engl J Med 2012; 366:321-329