Cameco is stepping up with a $200,000 reward in assist of Northumberland Hills Hospital Basis’s largest fundraising marketing campaign within the hospital’s historical past and to assist advance world-class care and medical expertise, say officers.
The $200,000 pledge to the muse will assist gear wants of the hospital’s diagnostic imaging division — particularly, an funding in modern expertise with a brand new computed tomography (CT) scanner and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine, it was lately introduced.
“Our present CT and MRI had been state-of-the-art after they had been put in greater than 13 years in the past; nonetheless, expertise for each has considerably superior,” mentioned Dr. Paul Marrocco, chief of radiology at NHH.
Over the following two years, NHH plans to interchange each its MRI and CT scanner — these replacements are key targets of the muse’s Distinctive Group, Distinctive Care marketing campaign.
Such superior applied sciences will carry “cutting-edge advantages” to assist each the front-line workforce in assembly rising wants and higher take care of the group, defined officers.
“Lately, researchers and builders of CT expertise have launched one thing referred to as photon counting, and this development is likely one of the most vital modifications to CT I’ve seen in my 40-year profession,” shared fellow radiologist and CT medical director Dr. Frank Marrocco. “Now’s the time for us to behave — to develop into one of many first in our province to supply this superior service.”
The $200,000 pledge in assist of those applied sciences was introduced as Cameco president and CEO Tim Gitzel visited Cobourg lately and celebrated the donation alongside Susan Walsh, president and CEO of NHH, and Rhonda Cunningham, CEO of NHH Basis.
Throughout this time, Gitzel additionally toured the diagnostic imaging division and caught up with front-line employees, who talked about hospital providers and care provided by the imaging workforce.
“Northumberland Hills Hospital performs a significant position in serving to to maintain the group wholesome and we’re grateful to everybody right here for his or her excellent work and dedication,” mentioned Gitzel. “We all know our reward will assist the hospital entry the most recent diagnostic imaging applied sciences and profit the sufferers who come right here for distinctive care.”
Cunningham famous Cameco has been a number one supporter of the hospital for greater than 20 years.
And the advantages to Northumberland sufferers with the funding in a brand new CT and MRI shall be many with the addition of this modern expertise, famous Paul.
“For these requiring CT, this may enhance spatial decision and supply higher visualization to assist quicker and extra correct prognosis and therapy plans, and people requiring MRI will profit from a discount in scan time and a rise in affected person consolation,” mentioned Paul.
The inspiration’s Distinctive Group, Distinctive Care marketing campaign is ready to be the “largest marketing campaign within the hospital’s historical past,” with its success supporting “world-class care and medical expertise” in Northumberland, whereas additionally serving to the hospital put together for the wants forward introduced on by a rising and getting older group, it was defined.
“This reward is one more manner Cameco is demonstrating its dedication to bettering our group and supporting well being care domestically — we’re very grateful for his or her assist,” mentioned Cunningham.
To study extra, go to www.NHHFoundation.ca.