Eastern Long Island Hospital is now home to a Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) machine, thanks to the generosity of Peter and Erica Harold of the CLC Kramer Foundation.
A BiPAP machine is a very valuable piece of machinery, particularly in the midst of a flu epidemic like the one that has taken place this year. If a patient experiences difficulty breathing, the BiPAP machine thrusts pressurized air into the patient’s airways via nasal plugs or a mask that are connected to the ventilator. This process is called “positive pressure ventilation” because the device helps open the patient’s lungs with this air pressure.
Peter and Erica Harold of the CLC Kramer Foundation are two of the newest members of the ELIH Foundation’s Board of Directors. The Harolds are long-time friends of ELIH, and they have generously contributed to ELIH’s Breast Health Program and the hospital Storm Hardening Project, in addition to their most recent purchase of the BiPAP machine.
As flu season comes to a close, Eastern Long Island Hospital is thankful to have had a Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) Machine to have seen their patients through it.