18th Annual 800 CHAB Family First Radiothon 

A heartbeat can redefine everything we know about life in a single moment.  Facing a life-altering cardiac challenge, the compassionate team at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital stands ready to support you and your loved ones through it all.  This year, at the 18th Annual 800 CHAB Family First Radiothon on May 2nd and May 3rd, our community stood with them raising $229,880. 

At the heart of this year's 800 CHAB Family First Radiothon lies a profound commitment to advance cardiac care in our community. Groundbreaking innovations in medical technology are setting new standards in how medical professionals treat heart conditions, offering hope and saving lives daily. The Moose Jaw Health Foundation stands on the cusp of a significant leap forward in cardiac treatment. The future of healthcare for our loved ones—our friends, our families—hinges on our ability to harness the latest in cardiac technology.  With the overwhelming support at this year's Radiothon our goal of bringing this equipment to our community was achieved.

Did you now

  • Every year, healthcare professionals help over 2,900 patients experiencing cardiac issues at our hospital.
  • Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in Canada.
  • Nearly 3,000 people in Saskatchewan die every year from heart attacks and strokes.

Cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death in Canada. This deadly family of conditions includes high blood pressure (hypertension), coronary heart disease, heart attack (myocardial infarction), sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), heart muscle disorders (cardiomyopathy) and stroke. For medical teams at our hospital, having access to the latest technology is essential to helping cardiac patients.  Many thanks to our donors for making this possible.

In the heart-stopping moments of a cardiac emergency, immediate access to specialized cardiac equipment and care is not just a necessity—it's a lifeline. Hospitals stand as beacons of hope, offering the critical medical interventions that can mean the difference between life and death. Every tick of the clock is crucial; in heart health, time is life.

With donor generousity these essential pieces of cardiac care equipment will be purchased to help medical professionals save lives:

  • LUCAS Automated CPR Machine will be a new addition to cardiac care at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital. The LUCAS automated CPR machine significantly benefits patients and healthcare professionals by ensuring consistent, high-quality automated chest compressions, reducing physical strain on the medical team, and allowing a greater focus on comprehensive patient care during critical moments. This new addition to the hospital is $16,000.
  • ECG Mac 5500 plays a crucial role in evaluating and understanding heart health by recording the electrical activity of a patient's heart. It helps medical professionals identify arrhythmias, heart attacks and other heart diseases. Quick and accurate diagnosis when every moment counts leads to better patient outcomes. The investment required is $22,000.
  • Holter Monitor is an ambulatory electrocardiogram (ECG) device that continuously records the heart's rhythms for 24 hours or longer while the patient goes about their daily activities. This portable device is small and is worn on the body, typically attached by wires to small electrode patches that adhere to the skin. A Holter Monitor is invaluable for making an accurate diagnosis and guiding treatment. One new Holter Monitor is needed at $14,000.
  • Medication Carts are needed in today's high-paced healthcare environment. The medication cart provides organization, storage, and quick access to life-saving medication to meet all cardiac care patients' needs. For cardiac patients, direct and easy access to medication by healthcare professionals when every moment counts, is vital to improving patient outcomes. The hospital needs four medication carts, requiring a total investment of $50,000.
  • Patient Stretchers will enhance patient care by providing superior comfort and safety. The new patient stretchers offer an adaptable, lightweight design with advanced mobility to ease the physical strain on medical professionals, enabling quicker and more efficient responses to each patient's medical condition. Six patient stretchers are needed, requiring a total investment of $30,000.

A patient facing a cardiac emergency is a race against time, where every second is precious. Thank you for supporting the 800 CHAB Family First Radiothon in support of the Moose Jaw Health Foundation, your kindness becomes the lifeline for someone in the throes of a cardiac crisis.  We value every donation, regardless of size, for its power to make a profound difference. Join us in this vital effort—your generosity will stay in our community to help save the life of a cardiac patient.

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