Carle BroMenn Medical Center receives $240,000 donation for surgical equipment | Local News

NORMAL – Duty attendant Carle BroMenn recently presented a check for $240,000 to the Carle BroMenn Medical Center to purchase surgical equipment.

The contribution was made possible by customers who shopped at the Carle BroMenn Resale Boutique in 2021, according to a hospital press release. Profits from the store go directly to high priority clinical care needs and projects supporting patients, their families and the community.

The $240,000 will support the surgical unit in purchasing an intraoperative ultrasound machine, which neurosurgeons use to remove brain tumors and urologists use to perform partial nephrectomies; and the purchase of a C-arm, which is a portable X-ray machine used in the operating room to support various procedures.

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The resale shop began in 1950 and was called the White Elephant Shop, transforming the process of selling goods into a way to improve health care services in the community. Shop sales have helped renovate and upgrade the inpatient behavioral health unit, create an acute rehabilitation simulation lab, improve neonatology services, and upgrade open-heart surgery equipment . Through community efforts, millions of dollars have been donated to the hospital to support improved clinical care.

The Carle BroMenn Resale Shop, 1322-A S. Main St., Normal, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Visit carle.org/Giving/Ways-To-Give/Resale-Boutiques or call 309-556-7467 for more information.

Contact Olivia Jacobs at 309-820-3240. Follow Olivia on Twitter: @olivia___jacobs