daVinci Surgical System

Patients across the Northwoods now have access to state-of-the-art surgical technology that was previously unavailable this close to home. The daVinci® surgery system allows the hospital to provide surgeons with state-of-the-art technology that can be applied in a comprehensive, minimally invasive surgical program across multiple specialties including procedures in gynecology, urology and general surgery. Patients benefit from improved clinical outcomes, reduced pain, complications and a more rapid return to normal activities.

Your dollars at work.

With your generous donation, we have allocated $1,200,000 to make this project available to our community. Thank you for making it possible!

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Siemens SOMATOM Definition Flash 128-Slice Dual-Source CT Scanner

Advanced software on the Flash CT customized the X-ray dose for every patient from infants to adults. The software also enables testing to be on this machine previously not possible. Now rather than having to travel to larger community hospitals for vascular imaging and heart catheterization, many of these tests can be performed here locally.


3D Mammography Machine

The 3D mammography machine improves visibility with low-dose images and is the first and only FDA approved breast tomosynthesis exam clinically superior to the 2D.


Lucas 2 Chest compression Device Project

During cardiac arrest, this unit allows consistent chest compressions to be performed without fatigue to the technician.


Emergency Department Investment in Life-Saving Equipment

This investment updated our defibrillators, heart monitors, ultrasound machines, blood chemistry analyzers, and airway equipment at both Howard Young Medical Center and Ascension Eagle River Memorial Hospital.



HOWIE is a germ zapping robot that uses the latest technology in Ultra Violet Radiation to kill 99.0% of germs that cause hospital acquired infections.


Spirit Helicopter & Ambulance Garage

Your gifts provided 50% of the funding for a hangar and garage for the Ascension Spirit Medical Transportation helicopter and ambulances at the Howard Young Medical Center campus.



PAES® – Practical Assessment Exploration System – is a work development lab where students become employees and teachers become employers.


Patient Simulator

Patient Simulators include adult, pediatric, infant, and expecting mother computerized mannequins that closely mimic the physiologic functions of a human being.


One Heart Cardiology Suite

A technologically advanced cardiac center which will allow up to 50% of patients that are currently being transferred out of the area to receive their cardiac care locally.


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