Each year, nearly 900 patients receive electrophysiology procedures and implantable cardiac devices at the Electrophysiology (EP) Lab at the Regina General Hospital. Thanks to a generous gift from Conexus Credit Union, they will continue to receive the best care possible right here at home.
In 2016, Conexus donated $100,000 to Hospitals of Regina Foundation for the EP Lab. Their generosity, along with the support of many other donors, helped the Foundation invest in a new fluoroscopy imaging system. The cutting-edge technology produces better visualizations, clearer pictures and less radiation for the cardiac procedures performed. This leads to improved care, greater efficiencies and a safer environment for staff and patients.
Crystal Weal, Conexus’ manager of public relations, says the organization is committed to doing its part to ensure people in our community have access to the excellent health-care services they deserve.
The EP Lab has been a tremendous addition to health care in southern Saskatchewan,” she says. “We take great pride in helping to ensure our doctors have the tools they need to allow people to live better lives.
Conexus is a homegrown organization with deep roots in our communities and a rich heritage of giving back. Last year alone, the organization donated more than $1 million to worthwhile causes and its workforce logged more than 35,000 volunteer hours.
“Saskatchewan is a community built on people helping people, where we donate our time and resources to ensure the wellbeing of Saskatchewan people and communities,” she says. “Our valued partnership with the Foundation speaks to that commitment.”
Since 1985, Conexus has donated more than $817,000 to the Foundation, supporting many capital and equipment campaigns that have been invested in pediatrics, diagnostic technology and renal services.
Lori Garchinski, executive director, critical care, cardiosciences and medicine inpatient units, says it is the support of donors like Conexus that ensures the EP Lab remains a key centre of care that we can all be proud of.
The new imaging system was a key acquisition for the EP Lab and its ability to provide top quality cardiac care. We are extremely grateful to the Foundation and its donors for making it all possible,” she says. “We now have the ability to integrate with other X-ray images, allowing for the creation of 3-D maps to monitor the heart. These maps will allow physicians and staff to treat a number of cardiac rhythm disturbances while increasing the success of the procedures performed.
“The Foundation is fortunate to have long-standing partnerships with donors like Conexus,” says Lisa Green, Foundation vice president, development. “For more than 30 years, their commitment to Hospitals of Regina and our community has helped us invest in improved health-care services for the people of southern Saskatchewan.”
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