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Chances Castlegar donates to orthopedic project at Trail hospital

KBRH is the regional service hub for orthopedic surgery and trauma services in the Kootenay Boundary
Lisa Babcock, KBRH Health Foundation Board Member (left) accepts this cheque from Jennifer Farnum, Chances Castlegar general manager. Photo: Submitted

Chances Castlegar has generously donated $1,748.25 towards the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) Health Foundation’s Orthopedic Enhancement Project.

Dollars were raised through their “Found Money” program.

The $750,000 Orthopedic Enhancement Project will purchase state of the art medical equipment for KBRH operating rooms.

Orthopedic Enhancement Project

With the close of the Ambulatory Care Campaign comes the launch of the Orthopedic Enhancement Project.

KBRH is the regional service hub for orthopedic surgery and trauma services in the Kootenay Boundary.

Over 1,700 scheduled and emergency orthopedic surgeries are performed annually at KBRH.

This $750,000 project will direct donations into state of the art medical equipment for use by orthopedic surgeons in the hospital’s operating rooms.

“The KBRH Health Foundation is excited to embark on the Orthopedic Enhancement Project, which will not only advance healthcare right here in the Kootenay Boundary, it will also support recruitment and retention of specialists,” Pasin explains. “Donations of any size are accepted with gratitude and we encourage everyone to support this very important initiative.”

Funds raised will support two new orthopedic surgeons, who have been recruited to work at KBRH, as well as the existing team of four orthopedic surgeons.

Equipment purchased will allow the surgical team to continue providing hip and knee replacement; hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, hand and wrist repair; and trauma surgeries.

In addition, this new project will support a new level of service for patients including total ankle replacements and hip and knee replacements with a one-day discharge.

Donations can be made through the foundation’s website or by calling 250.364.3424.

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