Johnson Memorial Foundation purchases Hotdog Patient Warmer

Pictured: Ken Club, JM Foundation Chair; Angela Heyn, Outreach & Surgery Coordinator; Charlie Presthold, JM Foundation Major Gifts Co-Chair

The JM Foundation recently purchased a Hotdog Patient Warmer for the Surgery Suite. The HotDog® Warmer is an air-free, state-of-the-art patient warming system. The new technology delivers fast and efficient warming in an antimicrobial shell that is sterilized and reusable.

“The hotdog patient warmer has become the new standard of care for orthopedic surgeries, especially with hip and knee replacements,” said Angela Heyn, Outreach Coordinator at JMHS. “It is quiet and easy to use and position on patients.”

Patients under anesthesia lose the ability to control their temperature which can lead to hypothermia. Hypothermia is associated with higher rates of surgical site infections and longer recovery time, which can result in unnecessary extra costs to patients.

The Hotdog Patient Warmer is the only patient warming system that warms the patient from above and below simultaneously and is an excellent addition to the surgical suite. The JM Foundation is currently raising $200,000 to purchase items and equipment for the new surgical suite. Keeping care local provides convenient and quality care and better patient outcomes. To date, the Foundation has raised $105,000 for the Cutting-Edge Care fundraising campaign.

For more information or to donate, please contact Kristyn Wicht, Marketing and Development Manager at 320-312-2111 or Saundra Snobl, Development Coordinator at 320-312-2123. You can also visit the JMHS website at