Kilimanjaro climb brings new neuroscience equipment to Windsor Regional Hospital

Fundraising efforts involving a team who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro have resulted in new equipment for Windsor Regional Hospital’s neurosciences program. Chief of neurosciences Dr. Dante Morassutti, Windsor/Essex Hospitals Foundation vice president Richard Vennettilli and two-time kidney transplant survivor Dennis Segatto set out on the 19,341-foot climb July 2015. As part of the 10-day journey, the team organized three events which resulted in $70,000 in funds for the hospital. The new equipment purchased includes several different occupational therapy tools for patients who have no or limited use of their hands. These switches help patients gain more independence in their hospital rooms, said Windsor Regional occupational therapist Kelly Hindermeier. “Then there’s an education component involving all of the staff that are involved with that patient, so it’s set up consistently,” said Hindermeier.…


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