Focus on Fetal Heart Monitor this Holiday Season

Giving in the Spirit of the Season!

Dear Friend:

This holiday season the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation is providing an opportunity for individuals like you to enable the best health care possible for the unborn and the newly born by helping us to purchase new fetal heart monitors.

Without community support the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation could not fulfill its mission to support and enhance our hospital as a community and regional center of excellence in health care. 

Your assistance is vital to the work of the Foundation; please take a moment right now to consider supporting the annual Christmas appeal.

Fetal heart monitoring is the process of checking the condition of an infant during labour and delivery by monitoring his or her heart rate.

Fetal heart monitoring may help to detect changes in the normal heart rate pattern. If certain changes are detected, steps can be taken to correct the underlying problem.    Fetal heart rate monitoring can also help to prevent treatments that are not needed.

The Maternal Child Department currently has five fetal heart monitors.  Each monitor is ten years old.  Although the units are fully functional the technical support for these aging machines is proving to be a challenge.  It’s time for replacement.  At a cost of approximately $25,000 per unit, purchasing even one of the machines will bring peace of mind to an expectant mom.

You can help us provide the best natal care possible by making a donation to the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation for the purchase of new heart rate monitors.  Please give as generously as you can.  I can’t think of a better gift to give our future children and grand-children.

May the joy of giving lighten your heart this Christmas season!

Sincerely,
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Shirley d’Entremont
Chair, Yarmouth Hospital Foundation

PS  Please return the enclosed gift tag along with your donation. Your gift tag will be displayed on one of three trees in the lobby of the hospital.  Your gift may inspire others to give too!

Important Note:  If you have already received a letter of request and have responded, please accept our thanks and disregard this unaddressed appeal.

Focus on New Laparoscopic Suites this Holiday Season

2011 Fundraising Focus:
2 new laparoscopic suites for the OR Department
Fundraising Target:  $232,000.00 (25% of total cost)

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Figure 1: Current operating room, note equipment carts and cramped quarters.

Figure 2: Laparoscopic suite with ceiling hung equipment and monitors. Equipment booms allow easy maneuver and adjustments

 

 

BENEFITS OF LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY:

  • Less invasive procedure
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery time

*In addition to the new Lap suites, the Foundation will also purchase a new Portable Ultrasound in 2011: $55,000