Timmins hospital operating room receives $ 250,000 boost from Lake Shore Gold

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SUDBURY – Lake Shore Gold donated $ 250,000 to the Timmins and District Hospital Foundation to upgrade an operating room within the hospital.

In a press release on Monday, the foundation said operating rooms are specialized workspaces that require the highest quality, highly functional equipment.

“This generous donation, intended to improve operating room No. 14, will increase access to advanced laparoscopic technology to support laparoscopic surgery, which is widely used in general surgery, gynecology and urology,” Joan Ludwig, director of nursing and vice president of clinical services, said in the statement.

The benefits of the upgrade include less invasive surgery for patients, with reduced hospitalization time and faster postoperative recovery. It will also dramatically increase access to laparoscopic procedures, reduce wait times for surgical procedures, promote operating room efficiency and greater flexibility in operating room bookings, and provide support. increased for the recruitment of specialists.

“This is an opportunity that we as an organization are proud to contribute,” said Marcel Cardinal, director of environment and sustainability at Lake Shore Gold, in the statement.

“Understanding the importance of healthcare facilities to city residents and our employees is paramount. Giving is simply not possible without the hard work and dedication our employees have shown during these difficult times. “

Dave Kohtala, president of the Foundation, said the donation would benefit the hospital in several practical ways.

“As a symbol of our gratitude, you can find the name of Lake Shore Gold, a subsidiary of Pan American Silver, prominently displayed on the Giving is Receptive wall located on the hospital promenade,” Kohtala said in the statement.

“We recognize the individuals, families, groups and businesses whose donations have enabled our hospital and healthcare teams to provide the best specialist care to patients in the district. ”

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