KAWARTHA LAKES-City of Kawartha Lakes council voted unanimously to support medical technology needs at the Hospital with a donation of $1 million.
Patient care at Ross Memorial is being transformed with the implementation of new technologies and advances in medicine that result in faster and safer diagnosis and treatment, with real-time recording of patients’ health information.
“Our local hospital is an outstanding organization that has shown its strength and agility throughout the pandemic. Residents are cared for from birth though all life stages at the Ross. Contributing to the hospital’s capital needs is a local responsibility that benefits all residents at some point in their lives,” commented Mayor Letham.
Ross Memorial has begun to put in place the building blocks of a new system, one that incorporates patients’ health information records and digitally connects them to medical
technology and tools, so that every test and every treatment is immediately available to patients and their healthcare team. Current needs also include multiple pieces of diagnostic and bedside equipment, such as the community’s new CT Scanner and MRI, all of which will connect to the new clinical information system.
“With the implementation of our new clinical information system Epic, Ross Memorial is transforming the way we deliver patient care. We are grateful for municipal council’s support in helping us ensure access to the best health care possible for our community and region,” said Kelly Isfan, Ross Memorial’s President and CEO.
“With Council’s unanimous support for the best possible patient care at the Ross, it is strengthening its commitment to the health of every resident and visitor who needs care in the Kawartha Lakes,” said Ryan O’Neill, RMH Foundation Board Chair. “We celebrate the critical role our municipality plays in health care and look forward to working with the next council to ensure vital support for hospital projects that benefit all residents. By working together, and with the support of the community, we are bringing the best in modern medicine to local patient care.”