Fort Scott – Something new is raising curiosity at Mercy Hospital. Although wheelchairs are a standard piece of medical equipment in hospitals, the sleek design of the new staxi chairs have Mercy patients and visitors scratching their heads.
Mercy’s inventory of standard wheelchairs was dwindling and replacements chairs that could stand the test of time were needed. Mercy Hospital Fort Scott President Reta Baker noticed staxi chairs at another hospital facility and was intrigued. Baker worked with Linda Carpenter, Mercy Purchasing Manager, to research the product.
Staxi wheelchairs have numerous patient safety benefits over standard wheelchairs:
Mercy Hospital received funds from the Mercy Hospital Auxiliary to purchase five staxi chairs.
Mercy is the sixth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves more than 3 million people annually. Mercy includes 32 hospitals, 300 outpatient facilities, 38,000 co-workers and 1,900 integrated physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. For more about Mercy, visit www.mercy.net.