In recognition of her generous support to enhance technology at the two NCH Healthcare System Hospitals, the Cardiac Floor at the Baker Hospital Downtown and the Sixth Floor of the North Naples
Hospital have been named in honor of Mrs. Audrey Morean Petersen. Over the last five years, Mrs. Petersen has made gifts of more than $8.5 million to support the installation of Smart Rooms and other technology at NCH.
The Cerner Smart Room
incorporates the latest technologies to improve patient care and clinician efficiency. The Smart Room empowers caregivers and patients ensuring a safe and positive hospital experience.
Mrs. Petersen and her husband, William E. Morean, founded Jabil Circuit Co, a circuit board company, 50 years ago, in 1966, in Troy, Michigan.
"I have always had a keen interest in healthcare. My loved ones have received excellent medical care during difficult health issues, " said Mrs. Petersen. "With a long-time involvement in a company built on technology innovations, I was impressed with the Smart Rooms as tools to enhance patient care and satisfaction through communication and education. I'm pleased patients and their families are now receiving the benefits of the technology at the bedside."
(Above) A celebration to honor Mrs. Petersen and unveil the new sign was held May 6, 2016, on the Sixth Floor of the NCH North Naples Hospital. (L-R) Jim Martin, chief development officer, NCH Healthcare System, Mrs. Petersen, Allen Weiss, M.D., president and CEO, NCH Healthcare System, Dan Casagrande, director of development, NCH Center for Philanthropy.
(Left) Mrs. Petersen and her family received a Smart Room demonstration from NCH nurses.
(Below) NCH Staff on the Cardiology Floor at NCH Baker Hospital Downtown unveiled the new sign
recognizing Mrs. Petersen for her generous donations to support the Smart Room technology throughout both hospitals.
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