|$1.4 Million disbursed throughout the Southwest to improve healthcare|
On April 18, 2013, the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation Inc., held their 14th Annual General Meeting. It was announced that through support received from the communities being served by the Foundation, $1.4 million was disbursed to fill a variety of healthcare needs throughout the Cypress Health Region in 2012 with every facility in the Health Region receiving support.
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The Foundation accepted nominations to fill a vacant Director position and is pleased to announce Val Hartley (representing Maple Creek) has agreed to join the Foundation Board for a two-year term. Ms. Hartley joins returning Board Members Karen Schaitel (Swift Current); Jennifer Lyster (Cabri); Michelle Weedon (Cabri); Dick Lee (Swift Current); Helen Pardoe (Swift Current); Ron Mathies (Herbert); Jahnaya Mann (Swift Current); Ivo Radevski (Swift Current) and Trudy Jewitt (Swift Current) to form the Foundation Board of Directors.
The fundraising goal for 2013 is to gather funds necessary to replace the C.T. scanner located at the Cypress Regional Hospital. This new equipment and technology will ensure the residents of the Southwest will continue to receive the very best in healthcare assessment for many years into the future. Watch for information relative to this important fund raising campaign.First rural Simulation Training Centre in Sask opens in Swift Current
The Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation Inc. would like to thank the 1,600 plus individuals and businesses that supported Foundation fundraising initiatives in 2012, and we look forward to working with you in 2013 and beyond as we "assist our Partners toward healthcare excellence".
by Elisabeth Dowson
Published April 23, 2013
Another dream of Swift Current’s Dr. Tara Lee was realized April 19 when the Cypress Health Region officially opened the Lee/Irwin Simulation Training Centre and Cenovus Energy Inc. Control Room at the Cypress Regional Hospital.
This innovative project is a collaborative effort that engages the resources of the Cypress Health Region and Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation, and was generously supported by a $100,000 donation from the Lee/Irwin family presented at last year’s Radiothon and $35,000 from Cenovus Energy Inc., reflecting the contributors’ commitment to supporting healthcare and continuous learning opportunities.
Located in the West Wing of the Medical/Surgical Department at the Regional Hospital, the Simulation Training Centre will build and maintain the skills of health professionals in the use of new equipment and practice techniques on simulated patients, and will also incorporate a mobile unit so the health region’s rural locations can benefit from the technology.
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