Health Centre gets $50,000 more for Telemetry

Members of the Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary present a cheque for $50,000 to the Manitoulin Health Centre (MHC) towards the Telemetry Campaign. This is the second $50,000 cheque that the auxiliary has donated towards the campaign. From left is auxiliary members Leila Thureson, Marilyn Holmes, MHC CEO Derek Graham, auxiliary Chair Judy Mackenzie and auxiliary member Anna Orford. photo by Robin Burridge

MINDEMOYA—The Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary has donated a second $50,000 cheque to the Manitoulin Health Centre (MHC) Telemetry Campaign, bringing the total donation to the campaign from the auxiliary to a whopping $100,000.

“The auxiliary has been supporting this initiative in a big way,” said MHC CEO Derek Graham. “They donated $50,000 last year to the campaign and another $50,000 today. These donations will go a long way towards the overall cost of the project and will cover a huge portion of it at the Mindemoya site.”

“We are very thankful to the people who support the auxiliary and enable us to make donations such as this,” said Judy. Mackenzie, auxiliary president. “We raise the funds through luncheons and teas held throughout the year, as well as raffles and also of people donate to us in remembrance of a loved one.”

Mr. Graham explained the telemetry equipment is used for cardiac patient monitoring and that it is a mobile system, with patients wearing a device that provides patient’s cardiac information back to the (nurses) monitoring station in the hospital.

“Our equipment had reached the end of its life,” said Mr. Graham. “So it was something we had to replace rapidly.”

MHC is currently at 45 percent of its $350,000 goal for the Telemetry Campaign.

Visit www.manitoulinhealthcentre.com for more information or to make a donation towards the campaign.

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