Emory University Hospital Midtown donors ensure smoother patient transportation

Details matter to the patient access team at Emory University Hospital Midtown, which used gifts from staff and community donors through MyEmory Healthcare to purchase a bariatric wheelchair and luggage cart to help patients move from admissions to hospital rooms.

“It is important that our relationship with patients and families be warm, professional, and respectful,” says Elease Brown, assistant director of patient access. “These items help the staff do just that.”

Along with an abundance of luggage, some patients arrive carrying great apprehension. “Anything we can do to make our guests comfortable and confident is important to us,” says Patient Access Manager Cecelia Anderson-Atencio. “We are grateful to the employee and community donors who make gifts that make a difference.”

Donors to the Emory University Hospital Midtown Fund for Excellence also provided portable vein finders, a patient and family business center, and car seats that protect tiny infants discharged from the neonatal intensive care unit.