“Give me the best and I’ll provide the rest.” Equip for Excellence is a multi-million dollar campaign to enhance healthcare at Saskatoon City Hospital through the purchase of equipment, resources and technology. To date, almost $7 million has been raised. Major capital equipment purchases include a state-of-the-art, 3D mammography unit, an endoscopic ultrasound, a point-of-care ultrasound in the emergency department, and a vein viewer. The campaign also enabled a $2 million dollar upgrade and modernization of the hospital’s Surgical Pathology Lab.
As there will always be technological change and ways to better health care at Saskatoon City Hospital, the list of needed items remains.
If you would like to discuss the items on this list or wish to see a more extensive list of needs, please email email@example.com or call 306-655-8489 (toll free 1-800-603-4464).
Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS)
A new Automated Breast Ultrasound can provide faster, more thorough scans, especially for women with denser breasts. In some cases, ABUS is more effective than mammography, CAT Scans or MRIs. It can also provide accurate diagnoses sooner, crucial when dealing with cancer.
Small Bowel Ultrasound
Adding to the hospital’s endoscopy capabilities, Small Bowel Ultrasound is a non-invasive procedure that can be delivered at a patient’s bedside. A significant improvement from the current diagnostic process, this procedure is ideal for following, assessing and managing treatment of patients with Crohn’s or Colitis as well as diverticular disease, Celiac’s disease, and other abdominal conditions. You can learn more about this powerful new tool by attending The Doctor Series on Nov. 15.
Patient lifts are needed throughout the hospital. Creating a standard lift for all areas will ensure patients are safe and comfortable when being transferred.
A new Driver Simulator in the Kinetik Driver Education Program will benefit people with cognitive, perceptual, physical, or medical limitations. It’s also useful for individuals who’ve never driven but have significant disabilities that require special adaptations.