Equipment Campaign

Together with your help, the Miramichi Regional Hospital Foundation is extremely pleased to assist staff in their efforts.  The success of obtaining this equipment assists in the common goal to enhance patient care.

2017

      “YOUR INSIDE STORY”

Miramichi Hospital Diagnostic Imaging Sonographers Monique Savoy and Lisa Donovan, Co-ordinator Greg Sarget, and Sonographers Chad Firlotte and Rachel Savoie.

Miramichi Hospital Diagnostic Imaging Sonographers Monique Savoy and Lisa Donovan, Co-ordinator Greg Sarget, and Sonographers Chad Firlotte and Rachel Savoie.

 

 

The Annual Campaign will raise $143,000 to purchase a Diagnostic Imaging Ultrasound Unit.

  • Ultrasound imaging provides important clinical information to guide decision making for virtually all medical specialists, and is an imperative service delivery in the fields of obstetrics, gynecology and women’s health.  The image quality equipment will ensure that a safe, efficient and patient centric care is provided.

 

 

 

 

 

2015

      “LOVE YOUR HEART” 

A two year goal to raise $182,000 to purchase a Cardiovascular Ultrasound Machine for the Respiratory Department.

  • Cardiac Ultrasound Machines use sound waves to acquire images of the heart.  Examples include determining the extent of damage to the heart muscle following a heart attack, how prosthetic valves are working after having a heart valve replaced, and whether or not there is an infection in the heart.  Obtaining this equipment will help to provide improved images, more effective treatment, reduce stress and save lives. 

2014

       “BECAUSE YOUR HEALTH MATTERS”  

A goal to raise $83,000 to purchase four priority pieces of equipment for various departments.

  • A Ventilator for the Cardio/Respiratory Department is a vital piece of critical care equipment used in emergency situations where a person’s airway has been comprised.
  • A Ceiling Lift for 4 East is a system attached to the ceiling on a track system that assists patients to transfer with ease and comfort and reduces injury.
  • A Generator for Out Patient Clinic is used on patients requiring minor surgery to stop bleeding and remove lesions.  The Cautery Generator is the most efficient and effective means of this type of patient intervention.
  • A Versacare Bed for the Cardiac Care Unit is used particularly on the critically ill patient and has an Active Integrated Response which will assist in prevention pressure ulcers for the immobile and on-ventilator patients.  The bed can safely administer high risk weight based medications to patients.

2013

“ONE HOSPITAL. ONE HEALTH CARE VISION”

An annual campaign with a goal to raise $183,000 to purchase five priority pieces of equipment for various departments of our hospital:

  • OR Table and Fracture Table offers bariatric surgery and allows surgeons to perform surgery at an optimal level of capability.  Various departments of the hospital would also use the tables.
  • Microtome for the LAB provides the flexibility to cut additional blocks and tissues in a shorter period of time.
  • Biopsy for Digital Imaging is a vacuum assisted breast biopsy used daily in mammography and frequently in ultrasound.  (this piece of equipment was funded in total by the Chatham Rotary Club).  Thank You to the Chatham Rotary Club for recognizing and supporting our efforts.
  • Radiant Warmer for the Obstetric Unit is used in the operating room and able to provide thermoregulation and rapid response with respiratory capabilities to stabilize the new born.

2012

PULMONARY FUNCTION LAB  – This Campaign has been completed and the equipment is now on site benefiting local patients.  Total cost $106,000.

 Staff of Cardio/Respiratory Department

The Miramichi Regional Hospital Foundation is presently in an Annual Campaign entitled “Help US Catch YOUR Breath” to purchase a Pulmonary Function Lab for the Cardio/Respiratory Department. This equipment will diagnose various types of lung diseases such COPD and other related pulmonary diseases and also has updated features making it easier to test young children and elderly patients.

Currently the Cardio/Respiratory Department at Miramichi Hospital does approximately 8090 tests per year.

The Miramichi Regional Hospital Foundation is extremely pleased to commit to assisting Miramichi Hospital staff in their efforts. The success of achieving this equipment assists us in our common goal to enhance local health care for Miramichi and area patients.

Join us in our local effort to bring the best equipment to our medical staff.  We all benefit from the excellent care provided at the Miramichi Hospital.