EMC’s nursing home inaugurates new hydro-therapy unit

by | September 29, 2011 1:59 pm

   The Nursing Home at Emanuel Medical Center proudly showed off

its new Hydro Therapy Unit to members of the Hospital Foundation. 

This new unit and the renovation of the space dedicated to it, are

the direct result of fundraising efforts by the Foundation.

   “Last February, the Foundation held an auction and fundraising

event at the Cadle Barn in Swainsboro.  In a short three hours,

over $30 thousand dollars was raised, all of it dedicated to the

purchase of a new hydro-therapy unit for our nursing home,” Brian

Riddle, hospital CEO explains.  “Because of the unbelievable

outpouring of support for our hospital and nursing home, we were

able to purchase a state-of-the-art unit, completely renovate an

existing supply room with tile floors and walls and install a flat

panel TV with a DVD player to entertain the patients as they

undergo therapy.”

   The new unit, a Rhapsody Primo by ARJO/Huntleigh, is

manufactured in Germany and is considered one of the finest in the

world, offering long term durability and complete computerized

controls for temperature, volume of water and many other


   Foundation members who toured the new hydro-therapy room were

very pleased with the results and enthusiastically endorsed the

nursing homes use of the donations.

   Riddle goes on to explain, “Hydro –therapy is essential to

elderly patients.  It relieves pain, allows more joint mobility and

provides an over-all sense of well-being.  Now that they can bring

in their favorite DVD to watch as they undergo therapy is just an

added bonus.”

   Foundation Board members who inspected the new equipment were,

Stephanie Flanders, Wilbur Stephens, Beth Hudson, Carol Canady,

Daisy Reeves, G.W. Johnson, Al Lawson, Stephanie Fagler and the

Reverend Eugene Davis. Not pictured is Danny Key.

   “We realize this successful event was totally based on the

support of our community,” says Carol Canady, Foundation

Chairperson.  “We extend a huge thank you to our medical staff,

hospital staff and the Exchange Club for coming together and making

this fundraising event heartfelt for our loved ones at the nursing


   Emanuel Medical Center is a fully accredited, not-for-profit

hospital serving the residents of Swainsboro, Twin City, Soperton,

Adrian, Kite, Midville, Garfield, Stillmore and unincorporated

Emanuel County.  Emanuel Medical provides Radiology, Surgical,

Laboratory, Cardio-Pulmonary, Physical Therapy and Women’s Services

as well as around-the-clock Emergency Medical Services, Trauma Care

and Emergency Transport.  EMC is currently licensed for 72 hospital

and 49 nursing home beds.

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