TRANSFORMING CARE TOGETHER CAMPAIGN
Three Critical Areas of Need
1 - Acquire Life-Saving Diagnostics in Diagnostic Imaging, Laboratory & Surgical Services
Every year, with donor support CMH invests in diagnostic tools and new technologies that ensure we continue to offer the best care possible to the residents of our rural community. With your help, we will purchase equipment and technologies needed to provide quicker, better and safer diagnosis, enhance and expand the care provided, attract and retain skilled medical professionals, reduce wait times, improve the health of our patients and save lives.
New CT Scanner: Like many other professions, healthcare providers need the very best tools to successfully and efficiently complete their tasks but unlike other professions, using outdated technology or worn-out tools can have a serious impact on a patients’ diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.
Every year over 5,000 patients require a CT Scan at Campbellford Memorial Hospital. These scans help our medical team make accurate diagnosis for things like heart disease, cancer, internal bleeding, joint and bone problems and much more. When the CT Scanner was installed in January 2010, Campbellford Memorial Hospital was the smallest hospital in Ontario to have this life-saving diagnostic tool. Since then CT’s have become a standard of care for almost every hospital.
After 13 years, the current CT Scanner is aging and desperately needs to be replaced. To maintain the best possible Diagnostic Imaging technology in the CMH service area, the Foundation must raise $2 million to cover the capital cost for the CT Scanner replacement and installation and Clinical Information System Supports.
Laboratory Update: The Laboratory services are an integral part of the CMH health care team. Up to 85% of decisions about your diagnosis and treatment are based on laboratory test results. In the course of its work, the Lab uses a variety of complex instruments to analyze samples of tissue, blood and other body fluids. Having the right laboratory equipment is essential in helping physicians make the right decisions for patients.
During the Transforming Care Together Campaign funds will be raised to replace several pieces of Laboratory equipment, including the Hematology Analyzer, 35 Degree Incubator, Centrifuge Specimen Processor, Stainer, Blood Analyzer and more.
2 - Replace Critical Patient Care Equipment in the
Emergency Department, Inpatient Unit & Pharmacy
Patient-focused Care: Timely care and intervention as well as patient safety motivate and inspire our efforts to continually excel for our patients and to meet their daily needs. To ensure our hospital remains vibrant it must be equipped to take care of our patients with respect, dignity, compassion, and that we can address care requirements with the proper medical tools.
During the Transforming Care Together Campaign we will be raising funds for the purchase of priority medical equipment necessary to meet the increasing demand and improve patient care at CMH, including beds, stretchers, defibrillators and a cardiac telemetry monitory system.
3 - Invest in Transforming Technologies
Advanced Technological Solutions: CMH put patients first by introducing a new integrated clinical information system (CIS) that is dramatically transforming the delivery of local healthcare. A joint undertaking linking seven area hospitals over fifteen sites, the new clinical information system is the electronic record of a patient’s information while being cared for at the hospital. Authorized hospital clinicians, including nurses and physicians, as well as staff in the laboratory, pharmacy, diagnostic imaging, nutrition and rehabilitation, collaborate on a shared record to coordinate care for a patient.
The new CIS system, known as EPIC, is in operation at all the partner hospitals, important pieces of information are automatically compared and presented to the clinicians to help them make better decisions, which means better care and better outcomes for patients. This investment in new transforming technology has:
• Improved patient safety by ensuring quick access to an accurate medical history
• Decreased potential for adverse drug events or medication errors
• Reduced repetition of information for patients visiting multiple departments and/or hospitals
• Use better data to support accurate diagnosis, recommended treatment, and patient education
• Improved communications with and between clinicians
• Reduced duplication of both imaging and tests
Donations to the Transforming Care Together Campaign can be made in the following ways:
- Mailing a cheque to the CMH Foundation, 146 Oliver Road, Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0
- Securely online at www.givetocmh.ca
- Via E-transfer to email@example.com
- Using a credit card and call Angela at 705-653-1140 ext. 2107, Catherine at 705-653-1140 ext. 2104 or John at 705-632-2014
- Contacting the CMH Foundation to discuss other arrangements.
For more information, please call
John Russell, CFRE
Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation
(705) 772-2669 (cell) OR (705) 632-2014 OR firstname.lastname@example.org
Dedicated to her Country, her Community and her Hospital
In a 25 year military career as an Intelligence Specialist Tammy Finch Gaignard has
travelled the world, serving in both the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan. She has also
given back to her community in many ways, including as President of the Campbellford Legion Branch #103 and working with students with challenges. Above all however, Tammy values her health and having access to Campbellford Memorial Hospital (CMH), because her life has been saved there a number of times.
Despite a life full of adventure Tammy has had some serious medical challenges and is grateful CMH has been there for her each time.
Tammy was born at CMH and grew up in Petherick’s Corners. Her first serious medical crisis happened at 16 when writing an exam at the Campbellford High School. She began to feel serious pain in her abdomen and was rushed to the Emergency Department next door where her appendix burst. She says the staff at CMH were amazing and that’s where they saved her life the first time.
After graduating High School, Tammy joined the Canadian Armed Forces serving for 25 years before retiring and going to work for the local public school board. In 2010, Tammy was diagnosed with systemic lupus, which with medical intervention, she has been able to control. However, in 2017, Tammy suffered another medical episode and life-saving experience at Campbellford Memorial. Tammy was at home when she began to suffer head pains, paralysis and unable to speak. She was rushed to hospital, given an emergency CT Scan and
diagnosed with having a stroke. The medical staff at CMH immediately began treatment and within four hours Tammy was feeling better. She was transferred to Peterborough Hospital, but knows the quick work of CMH staff was what saved her life a second time. One year later, to the date, Tammy suffered a second stroke. She was once again rushed to CMH and Tammy’s life was saved a third time at her local hospital.
Tammy is extremely grateful for the care she has received at CMH. “We are blessed to have such a wonderful hospital in our community that is there when we need it. I will do everything I can to support the hospital as it embraces the new transforming technology it needs to care for us. I encourage others to also support CMH.
“We need to do all we can together to ensure CMH has the equipment it needs to diagnose and treat illness, injury and disease.”