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NLHF Receives $50,000 For Surgical Suites Project

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7
NLHF Receives $50,000 For Surgical Suites Project

Cheque presented by Suzy and Ryan Pruden to the Executive Director of the Northern Lights Health Foundation, Cindy Amerongen // Photo supplied

The Northern Lights Health Foundation is receiving funds for one of its projects in their Gratitude Campaign.

Last month, Wapose Emergency Services donated $50,000 to the Minimally Invasive Surgical Suites project, which is the largest piece of the campaign.

“As a provider of acute care health response services in the area, Wapose made the donation because we know how important this is to our community. We see the need for a better, more advanced hospital for patients and their families almost every day,” said Wapose Emergency Services’ President and CEO, Ryan Pruden.

Pruden knows the importance of having advanced surgical capabilities in our region. His son was born with a collapsed lung and needed to be transported to Edmonton for immediate intervention and emergency surgery because the acute, specialized care he needed wasn’t available in Fort McMurray.

The $7.6 million MIS project looks to upgrade the Northern Lights Regional Centre’s four surgical suites improving recovery times and outcomes.

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 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.

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