Vision of Tomorrow - Next Generation Surgical Care

The Moose Jaw Health Foundation is thrilled to announce its latest fundraising campaign, Vision of Tomorrow.  The Foundation will embark on our ambitious vision to transform surgical services at our community's hospital.  Only through donor support can the Foundation equip pre and post-surgical teams with state-of-the-art medical technology and introduce a new surgical procedure for patients in and around Moose Jaw.

Last year, 4600 surgeries were performed at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital. This represents a 41% increase in surgeries over the previous two years. The demand for surgical services has increased, and the current system has reached the end of its serviceable life. The Foundation wants to usher in the next generation of surgical technology to empower our surgical teams to help even more patients needing cancer and general surgeries. 

The Foundation aims to bring a new Stryker system for all four surgical suites, new monitors for surgical recovery, and a new surgical procedure for Moose Jaw – Bronchoscopy. The Stryker system is an advanced medical technology used for each operating theatre.  The system includes cutting-edge high-definition cameras, monitors and surgical equipment essential for identifying and navigating complex surgical procedures. More surgeries, a quicker return to everyday life, better health outcomes for the patient and less surgical downtime due to equipment failures are possible with the Stryker system.

To further transform surgical services at the hospital, the Foundation will bring bronchoscopy to our community. Bronchoscopy provides a direct and detailed view of the airways, allowing for diagnostic and therapeutic interventions crucial for managing a wide range of pulmonary conditions. It is invaluable in diagnosing, treating, and monitoring lung and airway conditions, providing critical information and direct intervention with minimal discomfort. This new surgical procedure, only possible with Foundation donor support, will diagnose and treat respiratory patients who have lung cancer, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

By hosting a series of fundraising events, including Festival of Trees, engaging community partnerships, and launching a direct  donation campaign, the Moose Jaw Health Foundation seeks to raise $725,000 to acquire and empower surgeons with state-of-the-art surgical technology. More surgeries, fewer surgical delays, safer recovery post-surgery and a new surgical procedure for respiratory patients are all possible with donor support.

The Vision of Tomorrow campaign encourages individuals, businesses, and philanthropists who are passionate about taking the next step in the evolution of surgical technology at our hospital to contribute and make a difference. Regardless of size, every donation will bring us closer to our fundraising goal and provide a new surgical procedure for lung cancer and respiratory patients in our community.

Ryan Hrechka, Chair of the Moose Jaw Health Foundation, stated, "The introduction of the advanced Stryker System will be a game-changer for surgical staff and patients. It will enable healthcare professionals to perform more surgeries and prevent less downtime due to equipment failures. The new bronchoscope will provide a new surgical procedure in our community. Patients who have lung cancer, COPD and other respiratory conditions will be able to have their procedure in Moose Jaw. We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of our community as we embark on this important fundraising journey together."

The Vision of Tomorrow campaign invites everyone to support this crucial initiative. Together, we can significantly impact surgical wait times and contribute to a brighter future for patients needing surgery. Every dollar raised will stay in our community.

Please support our campaign.  Click on the link to make a difference today. 

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