From left: Tammy Dunlop (CIBC)

Breath of Spring campaign reaches target

Last spring, Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation focused fundraising efforts on a new surgical table.

Last spring, Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation focused fundraising efforts on a vital piece of equipment for the operating room — a new surgical table.

CIBC had already made a generous donation to the campaign when they learned the Foundation was shy $2,040 of their $40,000 goal. To help complete the campaign, CIBC generously contributed the additional funds to assist with purchasing the vital piece of equipment.

“At CIBC we are thrilled to support such important services for this community,” said John Egyed, district vice-president, South Okanagan/Kootenay. “We are proud to support the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation purchase state-of-the-art medical equipment which will ensure the people of Nelson and the surrounding area receive the best medical and patient care possible.”

The surgical table is where patients are placed for their surgery and the new table will support improved care for the procedures performed at Kootenay Lake Hospital. Operating room nurse Sue Basek says, the surgical table is the “most important piece of equipment in the OR.  It’s used for almost every procedure we perform, including obstetric, gynaecologic and orthopaedic procedures.”

The foundation thanks all the businesses, service organizations, and individuals who allowed them to purchase this important piece of medical equipment for our hospital.

The Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation is governed by a group of dedicated volunteers whose purpose is to raise funds for the medical needs of our community hospital.

For more information, visit klhf.org.

 

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