Skip to main content

Invest in the Heart of Giving

Close up of black woman hands holding a small red heart. Small heart in the hands of a african woman. Solidarity, charity and responsibility concept.

Deborah Hospital Foundation Requests Funding for Life-Saving Equipment

Our dedicated team at Deborah Heart and Lung Center is committed to providing the highest quality care to our patients. Currently, several departments have identified critical equipment needs that will directly enhance the services they offer. To help fulfill these essential wishes and empower our teams to deliver exceptional care, we request your generous support.

By joining us, you empower not only better health for those we serve, but also the transformative power of improving lives. Supporting Deborah empowers not only the betterment of health for those we serve but also the transformative journey of enhancing lives. Your donation today creates a lasting impact.

A detailed list of requested equipment is catalogued below; to discuss a financial contribution toward one or more of these crucial items, please contact Deborah Hospital Foundation at 609-893-0100. Your timely contribution will make a tangible difference in the lives of our patients.


point of care ultrasound machine

Point-of-Care Ultrasound Machine – Total Needed – 1 – $35,000

A Point-of-care Ultrasound Machine is typically designed for Left Ventricle Assist Device (LVAD) patients. The LVAD assists patients who are either awaiting a heart transplant, using it as a temporary measure (“bridge-to-transplant”), or rely on it as a long-term solution for heart failure (“destination therapy”). The Point-of-Care Ultrasound Machine allows clinicians to quickly obtain crisp, clear, high-resolution images at the bedside, which proves effective for inserting PICC lines (peripherally inserted central catheter), midline catheters, and central venous catheters. The portable unit has a very small footprint and takes up very little space.. (We don’t want to say our rooms are congested). These portable units are generally intuitive, touch enabled systems that have a single, versatile transducer probe. Enhanced software contributes to an efficient workflow and an improved standard of care.

Transesophageal ECHO Probe – Total Needed – 1 – $35,000

The transesophageal ECHO Probe (TEE) uses ultrasound technology that provides a clearer detailed image of the heart and its internal structures because the sound waves do not have to pass through skin, muscle, or bone tissue. Our cardiologists use the TEE to detect blood clots, evaluate heart valves, and guide treatment for arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeats), and many other heart conditions. This vital equipment is requested due to its high usage daily in many crucial cardiac procedures in the hospital.

Non-Invasive Cardiology

Ultrasound Echo Machine – Total Needed – 3 – $185,000 each | Total Cost: $555,000

The Ultrasound Echo Machine or “echo” is a scan that releases high-frequency sound waves that create echoes when they bounce off different parts of the body. The transducer picks up the echoes of sound waves and transmits them as electrical impulses. The scan takes pictures of the heart’s valves and chambers and can help the cardiologist look at the heart’s valves, chambers and nearby blood vessels. This test can also show blood flow through the heart and veins which helps to evaluate the pumping action of the heart. An “echo” scan can detect different types of heart diseases such as: congenital heart disease (born with the disease), cardiomyopathy (affects the heart muscle), infective endocarditis (an infection in the heart’s chambers or valves), pericardial disease (affects the two-layered sac that covers outer surface of the heart), and valve disease (affects the “door” that connects the chambers of the heart). An “echo” can also show changes in the heart that could indicate an aortic aneurysm, blood clots or a cardiac tumor. 

Respiratory Care Services

High Velocity Therapy System

High Velocity Therapy SystemTotal Needed – 12 – $12,000 each | Total Cost: $144,000

The High Velocity Therapy System is used to offer ventilatory support to patients in respiratory distress without the use of a mask to provide comfort and streamline clinical care. It takes the stress out of respiratory distress for patients that may suffer from asthma, bronchiolitis, CHF, COPD, COVID-19, dyspnea, hypoxemia, hypercapnia, pneumonia or prolonged mechanical ventilation. The High Velocity Therapy System rapidly flushes the upper airway dead space between breaths and fills it with fresh oxygen, thereby facilitating alveolar ventilation (fills the lower part of the lungs with oxygen – to sustain patient respiratory support). Using the High Velocity Therapy System, which is a mask-free support, it allows patients to eat, drink, talk, and take oral medications without pausing therapy. The system presents a novel approach to respiratory support, offering patients the potential to stay off mechanical ventilation. This innovative technology enables patients to remain mobile and engaged throughout their recovery process, fostering a more active and empowered path to healing.

Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) SystemAnkle Brachial Index (ABI) SystemTotal Needed – 3 – $9,000 each | Total Cost: $27,000

The Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) System is used to test for peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD occurs when narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the arms and legs. The ABI System compares the blood pressure measured at the ankle with the blood pressure measured at the arm. A low ankle-brachial index number can indicate narrowing or blockage of the arteries in the legs and can suggest Peripheral artery disease. In PAD, plaque builds up in the arteries. It often affects the vessels that bring blood to the legs. The reduced blood flow can cause pain and numbness. Low ABI may mean that your legs and feet aren’t getting as much blood as they need. During an ankle brachial index test, you lie on your back. A technician takes your blood pressure in both of your arms using an inflatable cuff, similar to the one used in the doctor’s office. The technician also measures the blood pressure in the ankles. The ABI test can diagnose PAD and prevent its progression and complications and help identify people who have a high risk for coronary artery disease.

Visit Deborah Heart and Lung Center

Deborah Heart and Lung Center is New Jersey’s only specialty heart, lung, and vascular hospital. Visit Website

Donate Now

Support the Deborah Hospital Foundation today with a life-saving donation. Donate

Browse Our Online Store

A portion of every purchase goes directly to the Foundation in support of Deborah Heart and Lung Center. Shop Now