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Area of Greatest Need: Glidescope

Did you know that with the help of generous donors, The Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation had the privilege of helping purchase a critical piece of intubation equipment called a Glidescope? A Glidescope is a video device that helps specially trained health care providers view a patient’s airway during endotracheal intubation. If a patient is suddenly unable to breathe freely while in the care of emergency department personnel, health care providers can utilize the Glidescope to assist in performing this procedure.

This crucial device will assist the Tahoe Forest Hospital meet the necessary criteria for becoming a Level III Trauma Center. We deeply thank the Overall Family Foundation for matching all gifts up to $10,000 to support this life-saving purchase! The Foundation strives to support projects that enhance the patient care experience, as well as increase the quality of care for all patients.