Inpatient using dedicated ipad

Dart Foundation COVID-19 Grant Lets Technology Lend a Helping Hand

As part of its 2020-2021 COVID-19 Initiative, the Dart Foundation donated $255,000 to Sparrow Health System to help outfit every inpatient room with a dedicated iPad. The technology helps patients interact with family and friends, virtually speak with health care providers, and access test results and other medical records. Each iPad is mounted on a mechanical arm so it’s easily accessible for patients right in their beds.

“The Dart Foundation is pleased to provide funding support to launch telehealth technology throughout the Sparrow Health System,” said Emily L. Matthews, Dart Foundation Executive Director. “It’s crucial our local hospitals have the equipment they need to best serve our community, particularly with the many challenges presented by the current pandemic.”