Nursing students donate testing equipment to local health clinics

Appeared in: Sacramento Business Journal

Midtown Medical Center and West Sacramento Medical Center will each receive a Vascular Doppler System courtesy of two nursing students from Samuel Merritt University.

Nikki Love and Rebecca Owen, who are in the college's nurse practitioner program at the Sacramento Regional Learning Center, raised funds through the sale of safety kits and baked goods as well as donations to purchase the two systems, which will benefit low-income and uninsured patients suffering from a variety of problems that affect the brain and nervous system.

"These new upgrades will allow us to offer a higher and more accurate level of testing," clinic administrator Elizabeth Cassin said in a news release.

"We could not have done it without the support of our fellow students," Owen said. "It's really encouraging and uplifting to know we are working alongside health care professionals who have the best interests of the patients. Each one of us wants to make a difference in the community that we live and work in."

The monitors will be presented Monday at 4 p.m. at Midtown Medical Center on J Street in Sacramento.


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