Our 34th Annual Gala, The Disco Ball, presented by the Jourdain Family, was a resounding success.
Over 230 attendees participated whole heartedly in a night of fundraising, food, dancing, and disco, all in support of life-saving equipment and other high priority health care needs at Ridge Meadows Health and in the community.
Attendees were given the opportunity to make a charitable ‘From the Heart’ contribution in a live auction format to help purchase a Portable Bedside Ultrasound for the Emergency Department at RMH.
The Emergency Room needs a new Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma Ultrasound, also known as FAST Ultrasound. This is a rapid bedside ultrasound examination performed by trained personnel is an imperative and life-saving step in the assessment of patients in the Emergency Room.
A portable ultrasound machine allows ultrasounds to be taken at the point-of-care, increasing the efficiency of assessment, diagnosis, and intervention involving acutely ill patients with trauma injuries. This new portable ultrasound provides advanced image clarity for an unparalleled level of confidence compared to older models allowing physicians to more accurately visualize sonographic landmarks for anatomical certainty. This Portable Bedside Ultrasound will be used for approximately 45% of patients that are seen in our Emergency.
If you would like to donate to help us purchase the Portable Ultrasound for the Emergency Department please click HERE. With your help, we can continue to support the best in health.