“We are very grateful to the donor for their amazing support, which enabled the purchase of this vital equipment.”
When a patient is admitted to the Emergency Department for cardiac care, having access to the right medical equipment at the right time can make all the difference in the world.
A generous gift from an anonymous donor is helping to ensure that such patients receive the best possible care during times of need. The $100,000 donation was given by the family of a grateful patient as a way of giving back to the community.
“The gift to The Foundation was directed toward the purchase of important cardiac equipment for the Emergency Departments at Hamilton General Hospital and Juravinski Hospital,” says Emergency Physician Dr. Paul Miller. “Two new ECG (electrocardiogram) machines were purchased, as well as ECG telemetry packs, which are often in need of replacement.”
ECG machines are heavily used in the Emergency Departments to measure the electrical activity in the heart, and portable ECG telemetry packs are portable devices that continuously monitor cardiac activity and transmit that information to a central monitor.
“We are very grateful to the donor for their amazing support, which enabled the purchase of this vital equipment,” says Dr. Miller. “Through this gift, they are recognizing the important role played by emergency services in the continuum of care for cardiac patients, and they are making a real difference in people’s lives.”