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Hospital Auxiliary Delivers

Thursday, December 10, 2015 @ 12:41 PM


UHNBC Auxiliary members  present  cheque to Judy Neiser – photo   courtesy  Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation

Prince George, B.C. – It was the  UHNBC Auxiliary’s holiday celebration, but they presented  a special gift to the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation.

That gift  was a cheque for $50 thousand dollars to go towards the  purchase of a Maldi-Tof Mass Spectrometer.

The equipment  will be an important upgrade for the lab at UHNBC.  The equipment  produces  quick, accurate diagnosis   of  infections.  The faster an infection can be identified,  the sooner a patient  can receive  the right  treatment.

“We have an incredible partnership with the Auxiliary to UHNBC,” says CEO for Spirit of the North, Judy Neiser. “Their membership believes in making a difference that impacts patient care and positive health outcomes, and this equipment has such a broad reach that it seemed a perfect fit. We are very thankful for their generous contribution.”

“The Auxiliary members are once again overjoyed to help fund badly needed equipment for our hospital,” said Auxiliary to UHNBC President Linda Hohn.

Fundraising for this vital equipment got a major  boost at the 22nd Annual Festival of Trees Gala Auction where  $122 thousand dollars  was  raised  towards the purchase of the  $300 thousand   dollar  spectrometer.

With  more than $170 thousand dollars  already  raised,  the equipment has been ordered.   The balance of the  cost  will be  covered by  proceeds from the Festival of Trees.




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