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Health Foundation reaches goal for Laparoscopic Tower purchase

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The Drumheller Area Health Foundation put out the call and the Drumheller community answered.
Today the Drumheller Health Centre has a new Laparoscopic Surgical Tower for the Operating Room.
The Foundation asked donors to support a Laparoscopic Surgical Tower for the Operating Room at the Drumheller Health Centre in the fall of 2021 and by April 2022, the Foundation had the funding for this piece of equipment.
The purchase was made October 2022, the Laparoscopic Surgical Tower arrived at the hospital and was put into service. Local donors supported the project donation in the area of $160,000 to make the purchase.
“The new Laparoscopic Surgical Tower provides the best technology available to the Drumheller Health Centre ensuring surgeons have the best visual field during complex procedures. The ability to take photos and videos during procedures to share with colleagues in consultation is a great tool to have as a physician. We are grateful that the community is so responsive in meeting the needs of the hospital,” Dr. Rehan Masood, Board Director, Drumheller Area Health Foundation.
This vital piece of equipment is required for all laparoscopic surgeries, such as hernia, gall bladder, colon, appendix, and gynecological. More surgeries are conducted laparoscopically, in order to have smaller incisions, which leads to less pain, less complications, and quicker recoveries for patients.
The tower purchased for the Drumheller Health Centre is the best technology available, so the surgeon has a high-definition camera and a large monitor to ensure a high visual field during surgery. Videos and photos can also be taken of procedures for teaching purposes and for consultations with other physicians. The advantage of having a second Laparoscopic Surgical Tower at the Drumheller Health Centre is that both Operating Rooms can be utilized at the same time with two laparoscopic procedures being conducted simultaneously.
“The Drumheller Area Health Foundation is so grateful to all the donors for stepping up to ensure the Laparoscopic Surgical Tower could be purchased and arrive at the Drumheller Health Centre within 12 months. We saw businesses, individuals, community groups, and agricultural families answer the call and provide funding to make this tower a reality for the Operating Room,” Trisha Hampton, Executive Director, Drumheller Area Health Foundation.


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