A $3.1 million donation—the largest ever made to The Scarborough Hospital—means better diagnosis and treatment of disease, injury and illness for patients of the Scarborough community.
The anonymous donation supports the purchase of several pieces of urgently needed medical equipment. A portion of the generous gift completes the effort to raise enough money for two CT Scanners—one for each campus—valued at $1.3 million each.
The donation was made by a family whose members have been patients at the hospital over several years.
“We have always been pleased with the exceptional care at The Scarborough Hospital. The doctors and nurses are highly skilled and provide compassionate care,” says the donor. “We want the doctors, nurses and technologists to have the best medical equipment to provide the best care for their patients.”
Last year, the Foundation committed to raising $2.6 million to purchase two new CT Scanners to replace the dated machines. Physicians, hospital staff and members of the community made substantial donations and the hospital’s Volunteer Services ran a successful car raffle with proceeds going toward the much-needed scanners.
“The donor asked that the gift be used to purchase what the hospital needed most to best serve our patients,” explains Michael Mazza, President and CEO of the Foundation. “The hospital determines what pieces of equipment are the highest priorities and we support the hospital by raising funds to help make those purchases.”
The CT Scanners are used by almost every department in the hospital and run 24 hours a day. Scans can quickly identify injuries in trauma patients who come to the Emergency Department. CT Scanners are used to guide biopsies, assess the results of surgery, diagnose and evaluate treatment for heart disease and diagnose and identify the severity of cancer.
“I am extremely grateful to this donor as well as all those who contributed to the CT Scanner campaign. Every gift helps save lives,” says Michael.
The anonymous donation will contribute to the purchase of other much needed equipment such as incubators for the Maternal Newborn Department and ventilators for the Intensive Care Units.