Samaritan Albany General Hospital is replacing outdated hospital beds with new state-of-the-art technology. The old mattresses will be donated to the Albany Helping Hands Homeless Shelter.
The old mattresses are enclosed in material that can easily be wiped down and sanitized for shelter residents. While they are not compatible with the new bed technology, the 30 mattresses still have several more years of usage. “We are very thankful for the donation,” said Randy Lindgren of Helping Hands. “Mattresses are costly to replace and these will help for quite some time."
The new hospital beds will be digitally linked to the nursing station and can notify staff of possible bed safety or hazard issues. Along with additional safety features, the beds provide multiple position points for patient comfort. Crystal Smith, Nursing Manger at Samaritan Albany General Hospital, says that patients have already noticed a difference in comfort.