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:: Thursday April 10, 2014
Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation launches Legacy Society Foundation to formally recognize its living benefactors   PICTON, April 10, 2014 – The Prince Edward County Memorial .... More

:: Tuesday April 01, 2014
Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation launches monthly donation program   The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation is launching a new program encouraging individuals .... More

:: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Fundraising for new cardiac monitoring equipment at PECMH – we are  ¾ of the way there! PICTON, March 25, 2014 – A campaign the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation has embarked on .... More

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Honour Your Caregiver With Us Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation is the voice and champion of exceptional health care for the people of Prince Edward County.  Thousands of .... More

:: Tuesday March 11, 2014
Picking up the Pace for Telemetry Poppy Fund Committee gives to current campaign     CFREPictured here at PECMH from left are Leo Finnegan, president of the PECMH Foundation, Sue Law, .... More

:: Tuesday February 18, 2014
  The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation was the grateful recipient of a $500.00 gift from the Wellington District Lions which has been directed toward the telemetry unit .... More

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Picking up the pace for Telemetry

Pictured here in the Emergency Department at PECMH from left are Hazel Lloyst, CFRE, interim director of development with the PECMH Foundation, Pat Burrows, president of Branch 78, Tom McCaw, secretary/treasurer for the Poppy Fund, Rusty Harrison, chair of the Poppy Fund Committee and Leo Finnegan, president of the PECMH Foundation.
 

Fundraising for new cardiac monitoring equipment at PECMH – we are  ¾ of the way there!

PICTON, March 25, 2014 – A campaign the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation has embarked on to bring up-to-date cardiac monitoring equipment to the inpatient unit at PECMH is ¾ of the way complete and the Foundation is appealing for your support to put us over the top so we can begin plans for installation.

An update to the telemetry unit on the inpatient unit is urgently needed. Last updated in 1999, replacement parts for this piece of equipment are now obsolete. Telemetry, which is the constant monitoring of your heart rhythm, benefits a variety of patients at PECMH. Currently, there are three designated inpatient beds where patients can be attached to a stationary cardiac monitor as well as four portable units. At any given time there are usually two to four patients being monitored and sometimes all seven monitors are in use.

"Having up-to-date cardiac monitoring equipment allows the physicians of PECMH to manage patients we would otherwise need to transfer to another hospital directly from the Emergency Department. With this equipment, we can safely monitor their cardiac condition, send them onto Kingston within the next day or two for further assessment, and often return them to PECMH or directly to home. The majority of their stay is therefore with familiar caregivers and closer to home,” explains Don Koval, division head for medicine at PECMH.

Heart disease is a major cause of disease and death in Canada. The Foundation recognizes the enormous impact this disease has on the lives of our community members. Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital provides care for individuals with heart disease, and those patients require telemetry monitoring that accurately reads their heart rhythm and rate and relays this information to the medical staff. Not only will this updated cardiac monitoring equipment benefit those living with heart disease, it will also monitor patients admitted with heart attacks, angina, congestive heart failure, drug overdoses, arrhythmias and those before and after heart surgery.

Fundraising for this equipment began in mid-November with the launch of the Foundation’s annual Christmas appeal. It will cost $237,282.39 to bring this new equipment to PECMH and the Foundation is pleased to announce we are ¾ of the way to our goal.

"Heart disease affects us all; be it a loved one, a friend, a co-worker, a neighbour or a visitor to our County. This cardiac monitoring equipment is vitality important to the residents of Prince Edward County. Your support will help put us over the top so we can celebrate the arrival of this new equipment to our hospital,” said Hazel Lloyst, CFRE, interim director of development for the PECMH Foundation. "The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care does not pay for capital equipment. This is delegated to the Foundation to acquire through fundraising efforts. The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation is very proud of our hospital and its staff. We have always known the health care team at PECMH provides the highest standards of patient care.  The work the Foundation does to raise funds for the medical equipment, such as telemetry to support patient care at our hospital is worth every dollar that is donated. We thank the people of Prince Edward County for their donations and ask that you give generously to help us keep superior patient care here in the County, close to home.”

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt thanks and tell a friend about our campaign. You can drop into the Foundation office to make your donation, call 613-476-1008 ext. 4425 or go to our webpage and click Donate Now.

The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization whose mission is to raise money to advance health care for the people of Prince Edward County.

 

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For more information:

Hazel Lloyst, CFRE

Interim Director of Development

613-476-1008 ext. 4503

hlloyst@qhc.on.ca

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