C-T scanner well-used in the community


Photo: Janice Isberg distributes pins to Fort St. John City Staff at the council meeting on Monday. The pins recognize the city’s ongoing support in the Hospital Foundation’s campaigns – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca

 

Members from the Fort St. John hospital foundation say the new C-T scanner is a success.

Executive Director Janice Isberg and Fund Development Officer Ashley Bentley gave council an update on current and future projects.

Isberg says since the installation of the C-T scanner in February, 1,285 scans have been performed.

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Isberg told a story of a dad who fell down a flight of stairs, with his two-month old baby in his arms. The baby suffered a fractured skull, and was rushed to the Fort St. John Hospital.

Doctors performed two scans and determined the baby had non-life threatening injuries on the brain. That baby was than transported to the B.C. children’s hospital. Isberg says that baby has recovered, and is now five months old.

The best part of the story, Isberg says, is that recovered baby is Bentley’s nephew.

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Isberg and Bentley also touched on the maternity room campaign, the Community Cancer Clinic and the new hospital.

Although it hasn’t been determined what role the Foundation will play at the new hospital, Isberg says it could involve plans to buy better equipment than is budgeted for.

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After the presentation, Council proclaimed November as Fort St. John Hospital Foundation month.

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