Kawartha Credit Union donation to support new diagnostic equipment

By Lindsay Advocate

Kawartha Credit Union has been supporting the health of the community through its gifts to the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation since 1997. Its contributions have helped the hospital to purchase key equipment such as echocardiogram and dialysis machines, 3D mammography, MRI and CT scanners.

Today, Lindsay Branch Manager Michelle Finley visited the Ross Memorial to present a cheque for $5,000 from the Kawartha Credit Union Community Involvement Program, to Erin Coons, RMH Foundation CEO.

The gift will support the cost of new advanced X-ray/Fluoroscopy technology in the Diagnostic Imaging (DI) Department. This technology is changing the nature of care at the Ross, offering a wider variety of exams and opening new clinical possibilities including non-sedation Interventional Radiology.

This advanced technology features twin robotic arms that can move around the patient, significantly reducing the need to adjust patients’ bodies to achieve the best quality image. It’s the first of its kind in Canada.

“After 100 years, X-ray technology remains one of the most trusted tools physicians count upon to diagnose injury and illness,” said Erin Coons. “We’re so grateful for the support of the Kawartha Credit Union. Without the help of our donors in the community, acquisitions such as these wouldn’t be possible.”

The provincial government funds the day-to-day operations and administrative costs of the Hospital. It does not provide funding for the purchase of all the medical equipment. Support from the community through donations to the RMH Foundation are vital to the Hospital’s ability to keep the best tools and technology available to local patients.

Pictured L to R are Erin Coons and Michelle Finley.

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