GE Healthcare is donating a $440,000 educational grant for equipment for the Marquette University College of Nursing.
The equipment will include patient monitors with advanced technological capabilities, a central nursing station, telemetry technology, infant incubators and ventilators for the Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Center for Clinical Simulation at Marquette.
“GE Healthcare’s advanced patient monitors and technological equipment will allow our nursing students and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare’s care providers to practice their clinical reasoning skills in an environment with the same equipment that they might encounter in clinical situations,” said Marquette University College of Nursing Dean Margaret Faut Callahan. “The Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Center for Clinical Simulation, equipped with state-of-the-science technology from GE Healthcare, will significantly bolster our efforts to improve health care delivery through excellence in nursing education.”
“While GE Healthcare may be a global company, we are also a local company and are delighted to participate and contribute to advancing nursing education at Marquette University,” said Thierry Leclercq, vice president and general manager of Life Care Solutions at GE Healthcare. “Many of our employees and families have, or will, attend Marquette University and knowing that those choosing a nursing education will work with GE Healthcare equipment is something our business, our employees and our families are proud of.”
GE Healthcare employs 6,500 employees in the state of Wisconsin, over 500 of whom have degrees from Marquette University.