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NOTE: When the Foundation office is closed, donations & packages can be dropped off at the Centre Grey Hospital Admitting desk, 7 days a week, 8am-11pm.


Phone: (519)986-3040

Foundation Coordinator
Ext #6178

Darlene Lamberti
dlamberti@
cghsfoundation.com

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55 Isla Street PO Box 406
Markdale ON N0C 1H0

Fax (519) 986-4562

Centre Grey Health Services Foundation Office
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Current Needs

It is the responsibility of Centre Grey Health Services Foundation (CGHSF) to raise the funds for the on-going equipment needs of Centre Grey hospital in Markdale.

Did you Know? Centre Grey Health Services Foundation rents a small furnished apartment in Markdale for the use of visiting medical residents and students.

New CT Scanner Coming to Grey Bruce Health Services May 5th, 2015

A new CT scanner is being installed at the Owen Sound Hospital, thanks to generous donations to the Hospital Campaign and The Dock radio station’s ongoing fundraising initiative - Radio for Radiology.

Renovations required to install the new scanner will take approximately eight weeks and the scanner will be in use by early July. The total cost of the project is approximately $1.2 million.

“We couldn’t do this without the generous support from our donors and the hard work of the five foundations that are leading the Hospital Campaign,” said Lance Thurston, President and CEO of Grey Bruce Health Services. “This new CT scanner will improve our ability to detect illnesses and allow us to offer coronary artery and cardiac CTs, which are new services for patients in this area.”

Other benefits of the new technology include faster scanning times and lower radiation exposure for patients and staff.

For many serious health problems a CT scan is the first step toward diagnosis and treatment. It uses X-rays and a computer to create detailed images of the inside of the body. The current CT scanner is eleven years old and nearing the end of its lifespan. It is used 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and close to 11,000 scans are performed annually for patients throughout Grey Bruce.

A temporary mobile scanner arrived today, May 5, to ensure that services will continue during the renovation.

The mobile unit is located just outside the Emergency Department at the Owen Sound Hospital. CT scan patients will continue to register as usual and will be directed to the mobile scanner by hospital staff. The mobile CT scanner will ensure patients continue to get the care they need and that wait times will not increase during the renovation and installation. This mobile unit was recently used at Trillium Hospital during installation of their new CT.

Media contact: Mary Margaret Crapper, Director, Communications & Public Relations Grey Bruce Health Services 519-376-2121 ext. 2806 mcrapper@gbhs.on.ca
www.gbhs.on.ca

Five Hospital Foundations Working Together to Raise Funds for new Digital Mammography equipment
June 2011

Hospital Foundations in Owen Sound, Southampton, Markdale, Wiarton, Lion’s Head and Meaford will be working together to raise funds for new digital mammography equipment at the Owen Sound Regional Hospital.

Early detection is the key to surviving cancer. Mammograms (breast screening) help save lives by finding breast cancer when it is in its early stages.

Mammography equipment

Existing mammography equipment at the Hospital is now over 17 years old and is reaching the end of its useful life.  As a result of recent problems with one of Hospital’s two mammography machines, some types of exams can no longer be performed on the equipment.  The Hospital has taken measures to ensure that patient care is being maintained including extending operating hours and using more ultrasound testing.  Two new digital mammography units will be put in place as quickly as possible.

“The mammography service is critical to women right across the region,” noted Maureen Solecki, GBHS President and CEO.

The upgrade to digital equipment has many benefits to patients and doctors. Digital mammography tests are complete in less than half the time – images appear within seconds of being taken. Images created allow doctors to more easily spot potential problems. Digital storage of images means no more x-ray film to store, and no misplaced tests.

Patients experience some discomfort during the test. Digital mammography tests take less time, so the period of discomfort is reduced.

Through the Ontario Breast Screening Program, and the Hospital’s mammography service, about 9,000 mammograms are completed each year for patients from Owen Sound and throughout Grey - Bruce. The Program offers mammograms without a referral from a doctor for women ages 50 to 69. The Hospital’s mammography service is available to women whose doctors refer them for testing, including those under age 50 and follow-ups for cancer survivors.

Between 1989 and 2005, breast cancer mortality rates in Ontario women age 50-69 decreased by 35% due to improved cancer treatments and increased participation in mammography screening. Help us find cancer while it is in its early stages. The smaller the cancer the better the chance of treating it successfully. Early detection means cancer is less likely to spread and there are more treatment options.

The cost to update the two mammography units and make the necessary renovations to accommodate the equipment is about $1.5 million. It’s hoped the fundraising goal will be achieved by November 2011. Centre Grey Health Services Foundation has agreed to provide $150,000 in funding for this essential item. A summer letter campaign is currently underway to support this cause.

The Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation is raising funds for this through its spring campaign, their annual golf tournament and through the 2nd annual Bayshore Race.

 

New Portable Ultrasound Unit Has Arrived
April 2011

New Portable Ultrasound Unit Has Arrived New Portable Ultrasound Unit Has Arrived

Pictured (L-R) is Donna Hutton, Chair of Centre Grey Health Services Foundation (CGHSF) and Dr. Harvey Winfield, Chief of Staff, standing with the new Portable Ultrasound Machine that has arrived at Centre Grey Hospital.

This machine cost over $50,000 and will be used in the hospital’s Emergency Department. Both staff and patients will benefit greatly by having a portable ultrasound available, particularly in emergent situations. It can be used to quickly diagnose internal bleeding, aneurysms and many other serious medical issues. The machine can produce excellent images in real time and can provide an immediate look inside a patient's body. The machine will be moved to the new hospital eventually.

Funding was provided by the Foundation through dollars that were raised in 2010 through the CGHSF July Silent Auction, the November Curling Bonspiel and from general and memorial donations made to the Foundation. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this happen!

 

New Hospital Equipment Starts to Arrive at Centre Grey Hospital
January 10, 2011

New Hospital Equipment Starts to Arrive at Centre Grey Hospital

Centre Grey Health Services Foundation is pleased to report that the new equipment that they have purchased for Centre Grey Hospital started to arrive in Markdale during the first week of January 2011.

One of the first pieces that arrived was the Zimmer Operating Room Tourniquet, which is a compression device that is used to constrict the flow of blood to another part of a patient’s body. A tourniquet is used in the operating room during orthopaedic surgeries.

The next arrival was two brand new Techlem Stretchers, which will be used for Bariatric patients and for patients who are waiting to be admitted to the hospital. These stretchers are easy to keep clean and to move around and will give the patients more room than an ordinary stretcher would.
 
Two brand new Carroll Hi–Low Beds have also arrived at Centre Grey Hospital. The beds come with an excellent frame, a standard mattress and are equipped with a scale so that the hospital patient can be weighed while they remain comfortably situated in the bed. The beds are also outfitted with an alarm so that if the patient leaves the bed, the nursing staff will be notified immediately.

The total cost of the equipment that Centre Grey Health Services Foundation has purchased so far is approximately $48,500. Funds for these purchases were raised during the Foundation’s 2010 fiscal year (April 1, 2010 – March 31, 2011) through various fundraisers, including; the May Charity Concert event, the July Silent Auction, the October CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon, the November Curling Bonspiel, through the annual Light for Life Christmas campaign and through memorial donations. Thank you to all those who supported CGHSF throughout the year, which enabled the Foundation to help keep Centre Grey Hospital equipped and up-to-date for its patients!

The Portable Ultrasound Machine is expected to arrive later in January and the two digital Electrocardiogram Machines are expected to arrive by late spring 2011, along with a new Blood Bank and Chemistry Refrigerator for the Hospital Laboratory.

The Centre Grey Hospital Auxiliary has provided funding for the installation of a new automatic dispensing ice machine for Centre Grey Hospital, which will ensure that ice can be provided and delivered to all patients throughout the entire hospital in a safe and sterile manner. Other items that have been funded by the Hospital Auxiliary include; an automatic blood pressure and oxygen saturation machine, a vaccine refrigerator, patient room chairs, over bed tables with matching bed side units and an elliptical machine, all of which are expected to arrive in the coming months.

 

Centre Grey Health Services Foundation Purchases New Hospital Equipment
March 24th, 2010

Foundation Purchases New Hospital Equipment

Pictured with the newly purchased hospital equipment are (L-R) Centre Grey Hospital staff members Debbie Yates, Central Processing Technician, Operating Room RN’s Sharon Boyce, Carolin Best and Wendy Best, along with Ron Goldsmith, Board Director for Centre Grey Health Services Foundation.

Centre Grey Health Services Foundation is very pleased to report that it has recently purchased brand new hospital equipment for Centre Grey Hospital in Markdale.

Recently purchased items include three new arthroscopy kits and a new S-mark battery driver & accessories all of which is used in Centre Grey Hospital’s operating room. The battery driver is used during orthopaedic surgeries and the arthroscopy kits are used for minimally invasive surgical procedures in which examinations and/or treatment of damage of the interior of a joint is done. The joints most commonly examined and treated by arthroscopy are knees, shoulders, elbows, wrists, ankles, feet and hips. Other purchases include intraosseus drivers & needles and a thermometer & oxygen saturation monitor.

Centre Grey Health Services Foundation raised the funds for these purchases during the 2009 year through its annual Light for Life Christmas campaign, the summer mailing, through general & memorial donations, and through the 2009 CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon. Almost $2,000 of this money was raised by the children at five of our local elementary schools (Beavercrest, Dundalk Proton, Dundalk Highpoint, Osprey Central School & Holland Chatsworth Central School) through the Great, Humongous, Penny & Change Drive that was held in October of last year for the 2009 Radiothon event. The Penny drive has been a very successful fundraiser and it will take place again in the fall of 2010.

Susie Furlong, Program Director at Centre Grey Hospital says, “With the support of our community, we can continue to provide top notch operating room services here at Centre Grey Hospital. It is great to see how everyone has contributed in their own way to make things like this happen.”

Thank you to all those who supported Centre Grey Health Services Foundation’s 2009 fundraising events.

 

Fire Safety Renovations
Jan. 19th, 2010

Renovations are under way to the main entrance area of Centre Grey Hospital in Markdale to meet present day fire and safety requirements and to ensure the safety of both patients and hospital staff.

Fire Safety Renovations

The refreshment kiosk at the main entrance to the hospital will be closed for a period of about four weeks as the renovations are being completed. Smaller renovations will also be done to the other two entrance/exit areas at the hospital.

The renovations are being financed by Centre Grey Health Services Foundation from its general fund, not the building fund, which has been set aside for a new hospital. The hospital is only undertaking the changes that absolutely must be made in order to bring these areas of the hospital up to code to ensure continued staff & patient safety until the new hospital is built.

During current renovations all patients and visitors are asked to enter through the receiving door from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. During other hours, access is available through the Emergency Department entrance.

 

New C-Arm X-Ray Machine Has Arrived
September 11th, 2009

By Jennifer Edwards, CGHSF Coordinator

The Siemens Arcadis Varic C-Arm is a mobile x-ray system designed for use in surgery, trauma situations, as well as ambulatory patient care. The C-Arm offers a wider application spectrum then the older c-arm, which now provides staff with the capability of digital radiography, fluoroscopy, pulsed fluoroscopy as well as the capability of performing subtraction/roadmap.
 
The C-arm is used for a wide variety of clinical procedures such as visualization of bones, surgical nail implants, and other fluoroscopic techniques. The Siemens Arcadis is a very user friendly piece of equipment for the technologists and it provides high quality digital images for surgeons and our reporting radiologists.
 
This particular machine allows for easy transfer of digital images directly to the PACS system, for archiving and immediate visualization of the images from other hospital sites. The new C-arm comes equipped with step up safety features, battery backup, it is more compact in size, with more advanced features and improved images.

The total cost of this equipment was approximately $166,500; money for this essential piece of equipment was raised during CGHSF’s 2008 fundraisers, including the annual Christmas Light for Life campaign, the CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon, the 2008 CGHSF golf tournament and through the Foundation’s 2008 Silent Auction, as well as through many other general donations, including those made in memory of loved ones. 

Pictured with the NEW Siemens Arcadis Varic C-Arm in the x-ray department at Centre Grey Hospital in Markdale are (L-R): Jentry Kostal & Kelly Marshall, X-ray Technologists, Jennifer Edwards, CGHSF Coordinator and Donna Hutton, Chair of Centre Grey Health Services Foundation.
Photo credit: Lori Ledingham for The Standard

Pictured with the NEW Siemens Arcadis Varic C-Arm in the x-ray
department at Centre Grey Hospital in Markdale are (L-R):
Jentry Kostal & Kelly Marshall, X-ray Technologists, Jennifer Edwards, CGHSF Coordinator and Donna Hutton, Chair of Centre Grey Health Services Foundation.

New Operating Table Has Arrived
May 1st, 2009

By Jennifer Edwards, CGHSF Coordinator

The brand new operating table has arrived and is currently being used for all surgeries being done at Centre Grey Hospital in Markdale.  After investigating and trying out a few different models, the decision was made to purchase the CMAX General Surgery Table

To make the new table adaptable for all surgeries that take place at Centre Grey Hospital, accessories for the table were also purchased.  This includes; an Ortho Extension that will allow for the orthopaedic procedures; a Beech Chair Attachment that allows the surgeons to do shoulder and clavicle shoulder surgeries with the patient in a sitting position; New Arm Boards & Positioning Devices were purchased to provide added safety for patients in the operating room.  Thank you to everyone who supported the fundraising campaigns that helped provide the funding for this vital piece of equipment!

Pictured is OR nursing staff members; Sharon Boyce, Carolyn Best and Lisa Wilson.


New Treadmill has Arrived
May 2008

By Jennifer Edwards, CGHSF Co-ordinator

The brand new treadmill has arrived and is currently being used in the Physiotherapy department at the Centre Grey Hospital in Markdale.  Pictured (L-R) are Robyn Croft, Physiotherapy Assistant, Heather Miller, Physiotherapist, Carol Pynn, volunteer and Grazyna Bergiel, Physiotherapist.

The new rehabilitation treadmill is a Landice L8 and supports the leading edge in technology.  This new piece of equipment can go from really slow speeds to really fast speeds (1mph – 12 mph); it can run in two directions, forwards and reverse, and it has a capacity for up to 400 pounds.  Other special features include a 0-15% incline capability; large readout numbers, full medical monitoring abilities, it has a calorie counter and a heart rate monitor, as well as medical side rails to ensure patient safety.  It also has an excellent warranty.  The treadmill is used for inpatients and/or outpatients, who come to the hospital for a variety of reasons.  It’s used for various rehabilitation treatments, it provides a means for walking for those who cannot go outside in the winter months and is generally used to help increase over all mobility and strength.

Thank you to all those who have supported our fundraising campaigns to help raise the funds for this very important piece of equipment!

Pictured (L-R) are Robyn Croft, Physiotherapy Assistant, Heather Miller, Physiotherapist, Carol Pynn, volunteer and Grazyna Bergiel, Physiotherapist.

Photo taken by Eric Lundsted for The Herald Publications


Photo taken by Jennifer Edwards


Photo taken by Jennifer Edwards