New heart monitoring system for Beaches cardiac patients
As a long-time Baptist Beaches patient and philanthropist, Ponte Vedra resident Tylee Wilson steps in to make improvements when he can. While exercising at the Cardiac Rehab Center at Baptist Beaches, he noticed that the heart monitoring system could be updated.
Having made large contributions to Baptist Beaches before — the Wilson-Epstein Building and the Wilson Cancer Care Center bear his name — he wasted no time helping Baptist Beaches get the new equipment.
“Mr. Wilson took the initiative. He saw the need and was very curious about improving our monitoring system,” explained Sara Holloway-Smith, supervisor of the Cardiac Rehab Center.
The EKG Heart Monitoring System tracks patients’ heart rates and rhythms during their exercise sessions. It serves as a safety precaution and also provides a history so patients can see their improvements over time.
The former system required patients to wear bulky monitoring devices while exercising. The updated system is more reliable and more comfortable.
“We are in awe of Mrs. Wilson’s generosity and his persistence,” Sara said. “Once we told him the cost, he wrote a check and we had a new system installed within weeks.”
The family’s generosity will help cardiac patients for years to come. “The Wilsons are a shining example of grateful patients who have made real differences to help us improve patient care at Baptist Beaches,” said Jason Simpson, development director at Baptist Beaches.
If you are interested in helping to improve Baptist Beaches through a donation, please contact Jason Simpson at 904.627.2912.