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Omemee Swans Support Community Health With MRI Donation

KAWARTHA LAKES-The Omemee Swans have donated $1,000 to support the campaign for a new MRI machine at Ross Memorial Hospital. 

During their ‘Season of Giving Back’ the Swans have been making donations to support children and education projects, food security efforts, women’s safety, and community gardens.  

On May 31, Jill Cockerell, Kathy Woodbeck and Joyce VandenBroek of the Omemee Swans visited Ross Memorial Hospital to present a $1,000 gift to help fund the community’s new, leading-edge MRI that arrived at the Hospital on Monday. This advanced technology replaces the 12-year-old MRI that was also funded 100% by donors.

 “The Omemee Swans came together only two short years ago, and already they’re having a visible impact on their community and beyond,” said Erin Coons, RMH Foundation CEO. “It is only with the generosity of kind people like the members of the Omemee Swans that we can equip our Hospital with the best medical equipment and life-saving technology. We’re incredibly grateful.”

Magnetic Resonance Imaging helps physicians confidently diagnose disease and injury in the brain, spine, joints, breasts and organs. It’s vital for detecting herniated or bulging disks, arthritic changes, and cancer. More than 500 patient exams are scanned at the Ross every month.


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