A generous donation of $45,000 from the Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Woodward’s Foundation will allow Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) to purchase an urgently needed image-guided Fusion ENT Navigation System for Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgery. Similar to a GPS you would use in your car, this state-of-the-art medical device precisely guides surgeons during delicate procedures, allowing them to remove diseased tissue while avoiding critical areas. Surgeons will be able to make more informed decisions in the operating room since the image-guided device provides the maximum amount of information about a patient’s unique anatomy, thereby enabling safer, more thorough procedures.
Thanks to the Woodward’s Foundation donation, KGH now has the ability to provide a significantly higher level of medical care and comfort for ENT patients which reduces the need for travel to distant centres for this type of procedure. According to Dr. Bruce Povah, Division Head for ENT Surgery at Kelowna General Hospital, “The Fusion ENT Navigation System is essential and directly impacts the quality of care we provide to patients”.
The ENT Navigation System will be located in the new Interior Heart & Surgical Centre (IHSC) currently being built on the campus of Kelowna General Hospital. KGH Foundation is extremely grateful to the Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Woodward’s Foundation for their generosity and commitment to helping improve the quality of healthcare in Kelowna and the Central Okanagan region.
A generous donation of $10,000 from Warm Hearts Charitable Foundation will help Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) create a Hybrid Operating Room (OR) within the new Interior Heart & Surgical Centre (IHSC) currently being built on the KGH campus. Warm Hearts supports the health and wellbeing of communities close to the hearts of FortisBC employees and has donated over $500,000 to charitable organizations in the company’s service areas since 1994.
The Hybrid OR is one of the highest priority needs at KGH and will improve patient care by enabling teams of surgeons to perform combined minimally-invasive and traditional open surgical procedures in a single OR. The minimally-invasive techniques to be employed in the Hybrid OR will reduce patient recovery times from weeks to days, so they can get back to their loved ones sooner. The Hybrid OR will also spur surgical innovation and foster the ability for surgeons to think of new and different ways to care for patients requiring complex medical procedures.
KGH Foundation is extremely grateful to the Warm Hearts Charitable Foundation for its generosity and commitment to helping improve healthcare in the BC Interior.
The Interior Heart & Surgical Centre (IHSC) will be the home of twelve surgical specialties, including open heart surgery, serving 740,000 patients from Williams Lake to Osoyoos, Merritt to Cranbrook, and all the communities in between. Today you have the opportunity to make a difference, to directly alter the course of life of your family, your community, and the Interior of British Columbia.
The campaign mission is to ensure the IHSC opens fully outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment and the support it needs to improve and save the lives of people dealing with life changing moments.
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Capital Campaign in support of the new Interior Heart & Surgical Centre