By Correne Martin
The annual La Soirée fundraising gala for the Crossing Rivers Health Foundation will support life-saving, diagnostic equipment that can further ensure quality health care in Prairie du Chien. La Soirée Royale is scheduled for Saturday, April 8, at 5 p.m., at the Dousman House.
The two pieces of equipment in demand are a molecular analyzer for the laboratory department and an ultrasound unit for the emergency department.
Currently, Crossing Rivers’ tests have been sent to an outside lab and results aren’t returned for two to three days.
“With the molecular analyzer on-site, we would have results back within one hour,” said Sasha Dull, chief development officer. “A lot of times, that’s very important to ensure fast, targeted treatment of illnesses, such as Sepsis (blood stream infections), gastrointestinal pathogens such as Salmonella, and bacteria strains of E. coli.”