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Gratitude Campaign Receives $100,000 Donation Toward MIS Project

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7
Gratitude Campaign Receives $100,000 Donation Toward MIS Project

Photo courtesy: Northern Lights Health Foundation

The Northern Lights Health Foundation has gotten itself another hefty donation.

On Wednesday, Roughrider International and the Secord Family donated $100,000 to the Gratitude Campaign’s Minimally Invasive Surgical Suites.

Roughrider COO James Secord says they chose to support the campaign because they wanted the community, friends and family to receive first-class health care.

“A large part of the culture at Roughrider is driven by giving back to our community because a healthy community supports a healthy workforce and we all win when children are on track and adults are healthy and engaged.”

The $7.6-million project will upgrade four of the operating rooms into state-of-the-art operating theatres that will attract highly skilled surgeons to the region.

The donation is a combined total of a $50,000 donation from Roughrider – of which the Secord family made a matching personal donation.

The Health Foundation says this technology allows surgeons to be more precise and efficient in the surgical suite.

NLHF Director of Development Lorna Ash says over 3000 surgeries are performed at the hospital every year, and that number will grow upon completion of the MIS project.

“Being able to provide the best healthcare possible requires true collaboration between government, industry and the individuals of communities. Having the Secord family make a matching personal donation to support local healthcare shows their commitment to this community.”

In addition, the Health Foundation says these improvements could result in another 500 surgeries being performed every year.

They will also help provide an optimal operating atmosphere for staff and patients.


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