SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass. – Harrington HealthCare has announced it has been awarded $150,000 from the Fels Family Foundation to purchase an echocardiography machine for the Harrington Hospital cardiology department.
Echocardiography, also called an echo test or heart ultrasound, is a test that takes “moving pictures” of the heart with soundwaves. According to Harrington’s cardiac manager, Scott MacLean, the “echo” machine presently in use is a 2006 model that was used 2,600 times in 2016 alone and that number is on track to be even higher in 2017. “The newer model will allow for improved image quality and border detection,” MacLean says.
The Fels Family Foundation was established by Marilyn and Gerald Fels to provide financial support to local educational, health, public safety, social and animal welfare organizations.
Harrington’s President & CEO Ed Moore said, “All of us at Harrington are extremely grateful for this very generous gift from the Fels Family Foundation, and we look forward to offering an enhanced level of testing for our cardiac patients as a result.”
More information about Harrington’s cardiology program may be found by visiting http://harringtonhospital.org/services/cardiology