Chilliwack General Hospital Unveil New CT Scanner – FVHCF Chips In $1M

Chilliwack – On Thursday , a crowd of staff and dignitaries gathered in a small corridor of the Medical Imaging Department at Chilliwack General Hospital for the unveiling of the new CT scanner.  The event was hosted by the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation (FVHCF), who raised $1 Million for the purchase of this life saving equipment.  In attendance where donors, local elected officials from all levels of government, Fraser Health Board members, FVHCF Board members and dedicated hospital staff.

“There are a lot of moving parts which come together to provide health care in the community” shared Manpreet Grewal, Fraser Health Board Member.  “At Fraser Health we so appreciate the partnership with the Foundation.  We appreciate the dedication of the teams who are working on the front lines, and we appreciate the community that makes this possible.”

It was explained by Bernice Oxley, Operations Director – Lower Mainland Medial Imaging, that this was the very first GE Frontier CT scanner to be installed in Canada, and that it represents cutting edge CT scanner technology. “This new CT is running 24/7” extolled Oxley.

If you would like to support the projects at Chilliwack General Hospital please contact the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation office at 604-851.4890 or at info@fvhcf.ca.

The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation raises funds for vital equipment and programs funded or endorsed by the Fraser Health Authority. They serve the communities of Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Hope, Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs, and funds raised for a community stay in that community.

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