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Giving Back to Local Health Care In Style

Fashion committee After nine years, Fashion for Our Future has had its final curtain call at Bridgewater Junior Senior High School.

The 2017 show, featuring soon-to-be graduates modeling stylish wears from Bridgewater businesses, raised $2,340 in support of the Operating Rooms at South Shore Regional Hospital. In total, over nine years, community-dedicated students have raised over $10,000 in support of local health care!

Congraulations Fashion for Our Future committee - great job!

Health Services Foundation Purchases New Bone Densitometry Machine

bdm1 1The Health Services Foundation has fully funded another piece of essential equipment to Fishermen's Memorial Hospital: a new bone densitometry machine.

The latest piece of equipment for the Diagnostic Imaging department was purchase in the summer of 2016 with a price tag of nearly $100,000. It may look like a fancy scanner but this machine is an important tool in the diagnosis of osteoporosis. Its most important use is in helping determine what a person’s fracture (broken bone) risk is and whether or not they will need osteoporosis treatment to prevent a broken bone.

About 1600 bone densitometry exams are performed annually at the Fishermen's. The Health Services Foundation also purchased the hospital's first bone densitometry machine in 1999.

Health Services Foundation to Fund MIS Suites at South Shore Regional Hospital

misThe Health Services Foundation of the South Shore will be purchasing a pair of Minimally Invasive Surgical Suites for South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater.

The Board of the Health Services Foundation learned the Nova Scotia Health Authority gave the project the green light at its meeting on March 22nd. The MIS suites carry an estimated price tag of $1.4-million, the Foundation's largest initiative to date!

A MIS suite is used in a number of laparoscopic procedures, using a thin, long instrument with a lense and camera through tiny incisions in a patient, rather than one large one. This allows for less pain and a quicker recovery for a patient.

 

Local Businesses Care About Local Health Care

As residents of Lunenburg County know; we stick together and get things done!

A prime example of this took place during Radiothon. Both Michelin North America and Dexter Construction stepped up to the plate and made a difference. 

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Michelin North America sponsored our first ever Radiothon power hour, matching monthly donations up to $5,000, resulting in the purchase of all the anesthesia carts for the O.R. at South Shore Regional Hospital. Dexter Construction matched $100 donations throughout Radiothon day, donating $7,500. Cheers to you and all the local businesses who helped the Health Services Foundation purchase new operating room equipment!

Curl for a Cause Buys New Physiotherapy Equipment for Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital

IMG 2387The 17th annual Curl for a Cause met its goal and will be buying all the new physiotherapy equipment it had hoped to purchase for Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital.

The $40,800 raised from the weekend bonspiel at the Lunenburg Curling Club will buy seven pieces of equipment, including a customizable wheelchair, an electronic stair climbing treadmill and a shockwave therapy machine.

The heritage bonspiel has been raising funds for various departments in Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital since 2001. Over the past 16 years, Curl for a Cause has raised over $418,000 for necessary equipment that saves lives, provides advanced diagnosis and treatment, and elevates the quality of life for residents in Lunenburg County.

Investing In Our Future

Over the past 10 years, the Health Services Foundation of the South Shore, Queens General Hospital Foundation and Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital Auxiliary have invested over $550,000 in the South Shore Bursary program - helping 67 students entering the healthcare field to achieve their goals.

Click here to read the story of recepient Rachel Eddy, who has started her career at South Shore Regional Hospital.

Providing comfort while fighting Cancer

Given the right conditions, adversity can create inspiration and generosity. When mixed with compassion and support, the opportunity can touch the lives of many.

Such is the history of The Journey Room.

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A space for cancer patients, their families and caregivers to reflect, find comfort, gather information, discover resources and talk to others on the same journey is how Al Sullivan describes the Journey Room at South Shore Regional Hospital.

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Mobile Digital X-Ray Unit

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The Diagnostic Imaging Department at South Shore Regional is home to a new Mobile Digital X-Ray Unit!

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