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ERKA's generous donation

Eastern Michigan University is proud to receive a generous donation of sphygmomanometers stethoscopes for the Nursing and Physician Assistant Students at EMU provided by ERKA. ERKA is a fourth generation family company located in Germany and they are known for producing high quality blood pressure measuring instruments. These measuring instruments are leaders within the industry and are of the highest quality in order to produce the most accurate and efficient results for physicians.  This donation was made possible thanks to Julia Artelt, a past EMU attendee. Below is a quote that Julia would like to share with the Nursing and Physician Students.

“I was an Exchange Student in 1999 coming from Export-Akademie Reutlingen, Germany. I spent a wonderful year at Eastern Michigan University, this experience really has influenced my life sustainable. Campus life was so different from what I knew from Germany, people were very friendly and I felt completely accepted. When I started working for ERKA - a German manufacturer for sphygmomanometers and stethoscopes -   I wanted to give something back to Eastern Michigan. Therefore ERKA decided to support young people starting studying at the school of Nursing– because their job is so important.”

Dr. Michael Williams, School Director for Nursing shared his perspective about this gift by stating "The School of Nursing is grateful for the donated stethoscopes from ERKA.  For as much as we appreciate this gift, the students loved them even more. This donation helped alleviate some of the financial burden our students face.  They truly look forward to their training utilizing this quality equipment.

For more information on the sphygmomanometers and stethoscopes please check out this link which outlines the history of ERKA and the innovation that they put into the medical devices that they create.  

Students: feel free to post photos with the donated stethoscopes to ERKA’s facebook and Instagram site #erkafanphoto.  

View pictures here!

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