The goal of the project is to create a safer lifting environment for staff and patients needing assistance getting from a bed to a wheelchair or from a sitting to standing position. The improvements will be accomplished with the use of various lifting and positioning devices.

“We feel that this program will greatly enhance the safety of our healthcare workers and patients, significantly reducing the number of employee injuries associated with the lifting and positioning of patients,” said Nurse Manager Cindy Davis.

Davis appeared on the WLBT afternoon program to discuss the new program

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