Pictured with one of BGH’s current ultrasound machine, are Behrooz Izadi, Manager of Diagnostic Imaging; Dr. Kevin Tyler, Radiologist; and Dr. Jamie Hynd, Cardiologist. – Submitted Photo
Brockville – Annual Appeal Update: The Brockville and District Hospital Foundation’s Annual Appeal campaign currently stands at $139,000 raised. A total of $250,000 is needed to make our goal of purchasing three new ultrasounds machines for Brockville General Hospital’s (BGH) Diagnostic Imaging Department.
Ultrasound machines are a vital part of any hospital, and are used for diagnosis of many medical conditions as well as the assessment of treatment. Ultrasound works by using sound waves for the purpose of stimulating the tissues in the body. This stimulation gives the technologist the ability to view and monitor images that are presented in real-time on a screen.
In recent years, the images ultrasound has been able to present have increased in quality. Only twenty years ago, the images were one-dimensional! However, recent developments in technology have resulted in better quality pictures, including 3D images, giving our doctors and even better diagnostic ability. At BGH, there are currently three operational ultrasound machines ranging from 7-16 years old.
Just like our home electronics, ongoing advances in technology require regular updates to medical equipment. Updating these ultrasound machines will provide better and safer outcomes for patients in our community.
Joan Simon shared why the Annual Appeal needs your help, “We all want the best health care possible for ourselves, our loved ones, families and friends. Each donation brings us that much closer to our goal of buying new ultrasound machines. This new equipment will also give our doctors and technologists the vital tools they need to provide quality care.”
If you have already made a donation to the Foundation’s 2019 Annual Appeal, the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation thanks you for kind and generous gift.
The Foundation’s Annual Appeal will run until December 31, 2019. Anyone wishing to support this year’s Annual Appeal can do so by any of the following methods;
Online donations can be made at http://www.bdhfoundation.com or, by calling the foundation’s direct line at: 613-345-4478 or, by mailing a personal cheque to: The Brockville and District Hospital Foundation, 75 Charles Street, Brockville, ON K6V 1S8 (Please note in the memo line that your donation is for the Annual Appeal).