800 CHAB Family First Radiothon - Every Moment Counts

Thank you Moose Jaw over $159,000 raised at the 11th Annual 800 CHAB Family First Radiothon.

The high degree of specialization required for critical care patients in the ICU, Surgical Unit and the ER would be impossible for our healthcare workers to function without advanced life-saving equipment, technologies and innovations.  This is only possible with Moose Jaw Health Foundation donors and community support. 

With the success of the Radiothon in support of new critical care medical equipment, our hospital will remain at the forefront of medical innovation for Moose Jaw and surrounding communities. New technology is crucial to saving the lives of critical care patients. Dramatic advances in medical technologies are rapidly transforming the delivery of critical care services. The 800 CHAB Family First Radiothon provides the Foundation with the ability to help the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital replace its aging equipment immediately, while also investing in the next generation of state-of-the-art critical care technologies. Many lives of friends and family that require intensive life saving medical services will be saved because of the support of Foundation donors during the Radiothon.

Some of the most urgent critical care equipment that Radiothon donations will be used includes:

  • A new Critical Care Bed to provide highly specialized treatment designed to accommodate the extensive medical needs of an ICU patient. When it comes to life-threatening illness or injury, doctors and nurses need a bed that will help them deliver care in demanding situations.  This innovative critical care bed offers design enhancements and safety features that assist in the efficient delivery of care.
  • A new Mobile Ultrasound will provide an advanced real-time digital imaging device that will provide highly trained emergency room healthcare professionals with quick and easy access detailed high res digital images to diagnose possible soft tissue injury, potential damage to organs, and restriction of blood flow.
  • Five new Vital Signs Monitors will provide instant information about a patient’s state of health 24 hours of the day.  Medical professionals will have immediate access to a patient’s body temperature, pulse rate, respiration rate, blood pressure and oxygen.
  • Four new Gantry Ceiling Lifts will provide healthcare workers an easy and effective way to move immobile surgical patients safely and comfortably.  Less movement will help patients recover from life saving surgical procedures.

Every moment counts. Every action counts.  Thank you for giving during  the 800 CHAB Family First Radiothon. The 2018 Radiothon will take place on Thursday, May 3rd and Friday, May 4th at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital.

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