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Wednesday, 14 December 2016 16:05

FSJ Hospital Foundation Contributes $150,000 to MRI

The Fort St. John Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce a financial contribution of $150,000 to the Permanent Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) at the Fort St. John Hospital.

The permanent Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in the Fort St. John Hospital will reduce wait times and improve access to this service. It also means that residents in our community will no longer have to leave the support of friends and family and travel to receive this treatment. And with the anticipated future population growth in northeast B.C., it is expected that there will be an increase in demand for this service.

Executive Director, Gord Klassen, says “We are extremely pleased that the Fort St. John Hospital will be receiving a permanent MRI. The installation of this equipment in our hospital aligns perfectly with the Foundation’s mandate to ‘enhance patient care and comfort’, so it was obvious to us that we should contribute to this project.”

The funds for this contribution represent the money raised from the past 2 years’ Bluey Day events, and will be allocated from the Foundation’s ‘Cancer Treatment & Diagnostic’ Fund.

The installation of the MRI is expected to take place in the spring of 2017.