MED Foundation awarded $12,500 grant to upgrade medical office equipment

The Medical, Educational and Development Foundation of Mercer Health received a $12,500 grant from the Mercer County Civic Foundation to purchase ten vital sign monitors and a bariatric powered exam table to better serve Mercer Health Medical Group patients.

Patient safety is our top priority at Mercer Health and we are always evolving to enhance patient safety and improve the overall patient experience. The addition of a bariatric powered exam table provides staff the ability to provide safer and more efficient care. The exam table has a wider width and higher weight capacity than a standard exam table and is able is able to be raised and lowered to accommodate all patients.

Additionally, vital sign monitors improve efficiency and accuracy in busy office settings, allowing even less room for human error when evaluating patients.

“The generous support received from the Mercer County Civic is greatly appreciated by the MED Foundation, Mercer County Community Hospital and Mercer Health Medical Group,” Deb Hemmelgarn, director of the MED Foundation, said. “The Civic Foundation’s ongoing support continues to help us improve and enhance our patients’ healthcare experiences.”

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About the Mercer County Civic Foundation

The Mercer County Civic Foundation awards grants to local charitable organizations annually based on the breadth of community members served, the stability of the program and the quality of the services offered, among other important factors. The funding provided to Mercer Health will provide immeasurable benefit to the community in the continuously improving quality of care provided to our patients.

About the MED Foundation

The MED Foundation of Mercer Health, established in December of 1988 by a group of community leaders and hospital administration, aims to cultivate philanthropic relationships to provide for enhancements and for educational support for the future of health care services within our community. To make a donation, or to learn more, visit or contact Deb Hemmelgarn at 419-678-5679 or