Naples, Fla., (January 7, 2019) – The Board of Mission and Outreach at Naples United Church of Christ awarded a grant of $3,000 to Avow to help fund the purchase of a Vscan™ portable ultrasound machine. The equipment allows Avow’s hospice and palliative care teams to assess patients in the comfort of their homes instead of sending them to imaging service providers.
“Ultrasounds allow us to see what’s happening inside the body without subjecting patients to invasive procedures,” said Cynthia Nehrkorn, MD, Vice President of Medical Services for Avow. “We’re grateful to Naples United Church of Christ for helping us keep our patients at home, where they want to be.”
Avow was founded in 1983 as Collier County's original, nonprofit hospice. Today, Avow's nonprofit companies provide palliative care consultations for adults facing chronic or serious illness and hospice care and bereavement support services for children and adults.
To learn more about the scope of services provided by Avow, call 239-261-4404 or visit avowcares.org.