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NLHF Receives Funding for Surgical Suite Project

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7
NLHF Receives Funding for Surgical Suite Project

Left to right: Cindy Amerongen, Executive Director, Northern Lights Health Foundation, Marie Boucher, Owner, Sakasteew Transportation, Loretta Boucher, Sakasteew Transportation // Photo supplied

The Northern Lights Health Foundation is receiving an additional $50,000 for its Gratitude Campaign.

On Thursday, Sakasteew Transportation donated the funds aimed at helping their Minimally Invasive Surgical Suite project.

The MIS project looks to upgrade the hospital’s four surgical suites improving recovery times and outcomes. The Health Centre is the only regional hospital in Alberta without this kind of technology.

The new tech would lead to less time under anesthesia, quicker recovery, shorter hospital stays, less pain, better cosmetic results, and fewer complications.

Surgeons would also get more control over surgical spaces, resulting in quicker procedure and turnover times, the ability to train other physicians on-site, all while increasing safety for everybody.

The Gratitude Attitude Campaign is the biggest project the health foundation has ever taken on. They are trying to raise $16 million for eight different projects including MIS.

As of March, they had raised $6.625 million.

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