From left to right: Ron Bartlett, Dr. Geoff Appleton, Brian Downie and Tony DeViveiros in front of Terraceview Lodge on June 24, 2020. (Ben Bogstie / Terrace Standard)

Rotary Club of Terrace donates $10,000 to Dr. REM Lee Hospital Foundation

Money will go towards a new dual ultrasound machine with echo-cardiogram

Mills Memorial Hospital is closer to having a new ultrasound machine, thanks to a $10,000 donation from the Rotary Club of Terrace.

On June 24, former Rotary Club of Terrace president Brian Downie and incoming President Tony DeViveiros presented a cheque to Dr. REM Lee Hospital Foundation chair Ron Bartlett and board member Dr. Geoff Appleton.

“This project caught our attention as more and more residents need this service and and it is also key to training imaging students and keeping them in the northwest,” said Downie.

“It’s a win for everybody.”

The money will go towards a new dual ultrasound with echo-cardiogram worth over $200,000 for the imaging department of Mills Memorial Hospital.

READ MORE: New gazebo and walkway built for McConnell Estates residents in Terrace

Bartlett said that since last year the hospital has hosted students from the College of New Caledonia in Prince George for training. As that program has grown, there has also been a regional increase in demand for ultrasound tests.

The imaging department has two new hires starting in Jan. 2021, so the foundation would like to have the new ultrasound in place by the end of this year.

“A new machine will enable the imaging department to provide more booked cases each day, decrease wait times and allow sufficient training for students,” stated a June 24 Dr. REM Lee Hospital Foundation news release.

The foundation is also attempting to raise $28,000 to replace a bathing tub for residents with limited mobility at Terraceview Lodge’s Sunshine Centre. The old bathing tub was in service for over 30 years, but no longer functions.


@BenBogstie
ben.bogstie@terracestandard.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

RCMP searching for missing Terrace man

Tyler Montague last made contact with family June 24

QUIZ: Put your knowledge of Canada to the test

How much do you know about our country?

Skeena Voices: Finding peace and purpose in Terrace

Salvation Army Lieutenant Rick Apperson reflects on his journey ahead of a move to Hazelton

Conservation officers kill black bear near Terrace

Bear was getting into garbage in town, not afraid of humans

Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine achieved carbon neutrality in 2019

The district reported net negative greenhouse gas emissions

Man who rammed gate near Trudeau residence with truck faces multiple charges

The man, who police have not yet officially identified, will be charged with multiple offences

All community COVID-19 outbreaks declared over in B.C.

Abbotsford manufacturer cleared by Dr. Bonnie Henry

Kelowna RCMP commander calls for more nurses during wellness checks after complaint

Southeast District Commander wants to increase Police and Crisis Team program

‘Tarantula moth’ spotted in broad daylight on Vancouver Island

Polyphemus moths are one of the largest insects in B.C.

B.C. First Nations vow to keep fighting after Trans Mountain pipeline appeal denied

Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Coldwater Indian Band made the application

‘Queue jumpers’ not welcome in B.C. as COVID-19 U.S. cases rise: Horgan

Premier Horgan said he’s heard concerns that Americans have stopped at Vancouver hotels instead of heading to their destination

US officer resigns after photos, connected to death of black man in 2019, surface

Elijah McClain died, last summer, after police placed him in a chokehold

Black worker files discrimination complaint against Facebook

Oscar Veneszee, Jr. has worked as an operations program manager at Facebook since 2017

Most Read