NEWS RELEASE · 3rd March 2014
Kitimat Hospital Foundation
Kitimat General Hospital Foundation receives grant from Shell Canada
The Kitimat General Hospital Foundation was the recipient of a $17,500 grant presented by Mary-Ellen Procter, Community Liaison with Shell Canada in Kitimat on February 27, 2014.
The funds are a result of an application for a Community Funding grant to the Head Office of Shell in December, to go towards the purchase of a portable ultrasound machine to be used in the Emergency Room and Acute Care area of Kitimat General Hospital and Health Centre. This piece of equipment can help doctors make faster and more accurate diagnosis and avoid unneeded exploratory surgeries.
Chairperson, Corinne Scott stated “the funds received from Shell is a welcome addition to the fund raising campaign to raise $50,000 for a portable ultrasound machine, which the Doctor’s expressed as a priority item in patient care.”
Hospital Foundation members on hand to receive the grant were Corinne Scott, Chair and Vice Chair, Doug Thomson.
The Kitimat General Hospital Foundation is a volunteer organization that has raised over $80,000 to support health care for the citizens of Kitimat. All funds raised go towards projects either specified by the donors, or determined in collaboration with the Medical Staff and Northern Health to be of immediate benefit to patients.
The primary goal of the Foundation is to ensure that the local medical services and facilities are exceptional in Kitimat and remain that way in the future.