Women inCourage is an inspired group of women committed to thinking big about the future of healthcare in Laramie, Wyoming. Quality healthcare helps communities thrive, and the members of Women inCourage help fund programs and purchases for Ivinson Memorial Hospital. This funding circle gathers quarterly at various locations throughout Laramie. Suggested annual dues are $600 or $300 per member, but involvement is encouraged at whatever amount suits you. During quarterly events, the group discusses new ideas, innovations, products, programs, services, or other purchases that could benefit patients at Ivinson and the Laramie community. A vote by present members occurs, and the Ivinson Memorial Hospital Foundation staff facilitate the purchase.
On November 13, 2019, Women inCourage funded three essential projects for Ivinson Memorial Hospital. Grant applications were submitted by Ivinson’s Surgery/Sterile Processing department, Family Care Unit and IMG Women’s Health Clinic, all were approved by the Women inCourage committee. Women in attendance listened to staff members from each department describe their project and how it will benefit the hospital, staff, and patient care.
The Family Care Unit requested a Novii Wireless Patch System. This system allows pregnant patients the opportunity to be active during their labor while the baby is being monitored. The funding of this system provides patients freedom of movement with a belt free labor experience. This equipment empowers patients and is an asset to women in our community who visit Ivinson for their pregnancy and labor care.
Surgery/Sterile Processing requested special orthopedic instruments and storage containers that will optimize staff time and help to provide exceptional patient care. The DaVinci Robot and Orthopedics will specifically benefit from this purchase. The purchase also lessens the stress placed on staff for sterilization turnover time and will offer a better experience for patients overall.
The Ivinson Medical Group Women’s Health Clinic recently developed a new program, Stork Support. Stork Support provides essential newborn items to new mothers and families in need. The program provides car seats, pack and plays, infant carriers, and other essentials in a collaborative effort to support new parents and keep newborn babies safe. Those who work in the clinic have commented that staff moral has improved as a result of being able to help those in need and donate back to the community.
On behalf of every department within Ivinson impacted by the generous support of Women inCourage members, thank you. Thank you for continuing to be the driving change to improve healthcare in our community.
To learn more about Women inCourage please contact the Foundation at (307) 755‑4520