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Nearly $10,000 donated to Martinsburg hospital's emergency department

October 07, 2012
  • Relatives of Larry Nix, in whose name a nearly $10,000 donation was made to the emergency department of City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va., gather recently at the hospital. Pictured, from left, are Jan Derezinski; Linda Derezinski; Max Derezinski; Anne Nix; Mark Nix; and Chuck Hilty, emergency department manager.
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The emergency department at West Virginia University Hospitals-East’s City Hospital recently received a donation in memory of a former patient, Larry Nix. 

Forty-six donors made gifts totaling nearly $10,000 to the City Hospital Foundation to the Larry Nix Memorial Fund. Among the donors were Larry’s wife, Anne Nix; their son, Mark, and his wife, Lisa Nix; and their daughter, Linda, and her husband, Jan Derezinski.

The Nix family decided to direct these funds to the emergency department to recognize the heroic attempts by Dr. Bradley Mongold and other emergency department clinicians to save Larry Nix’s life.

Equipment funded included an Accu-Vein, which is a noninvasive tool used to visualize arm and hand veins for easier placement of IVs, and 20 overbed tables.

The tables are attached to stretchers and are used to serve patient meals, as well as hold tools and supplies during suturing, bandaging and other minor procedures.

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