Giving in the Spirit of the Season!
Once again, the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation is assisting the Yarmouth Regional Hospital (serving Digby, Shelburne and Yarmouth counties) in providing quality health care by supporting the purchase of modern diagnostic equipment. Early in 2018 the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation made a commitment to replace the 14 year old ultrasound machine in the Diagnostic Imaging department. The cost of a new machine was $185,000. The need was so urgent a new machine was brought on site and installed this summer.
Ultrasound testing is one of the most effective diagnostic procedures available to help a doctor look inside their patients to detect and diagnose a variety of diseases and conditions quickly, painlessly and safely. The concept of an ultrasound test is quite simple. High frequency sound waves (above the range of human hearing) are directed towards the patient’s body and bounce back to help form a picture of what lies beneath.
According to Radiologist Dr. Joel Surette (pictured here), “the new ultrasound machine includes many features which will enhance diagnostic confidence and improve work flow efficiency which in turn provides improved service to our patients. We are extremely grateful for the ongoing and substantial support from the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation.”
Randy Wallace, Manager of the Diagnostic Imaging department, says “In the skilled hands of our ultrasound technicians, the new machine is able to produce sharper more detailed images than ever before. That helps radiologists and physicians diagnose with improved accuracy and assists greatly with procedures such as guided breast biopsies.”
As Chair of the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation I’m acutely aware of the impact a generous community can have on health care because the Foundation is the mirror of wonderful donors like you! The Foundation receives your thoughtful donations on behalf of your Regional Health Centre. With that in mind, I’m pleased to tell you that as of September 30th $104,000 had been raised towards fulfilling the commitment for the new ultrasound. That leaves a balance of $81,000. Can we count on you to help bring us “over the top”?
You can make your donation now by clicking the donate now button on the top of this page, by calling the Foundation at 902-749-1669 or by mailing your cheque to the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation at PO Box 7, Yarmouth NS B5A 4B1.
Supporting health care in your community is the most precious gift you can give this Christmas season. As always, your gift will be deeply appreciated.
Thank you kindly,
Chair Yarmouth Hospital Foundation