Donors gather to celebrate new CT scanner at Georgian Bay General Hospital

Has already performed nearly 3,000 scans

It’s one thing to donate to a cause, it’s another to see the fruits of that labour.

Georgian Bay General Hospital and the GBGH Foundation invited those who contributed to see first hand the hospital’s new computerized tomography (CT) scanner. More than 2,000 donors contributed $1.35 million toward the purchase of the diagnostic tool. Their names can be seen on the new CT donor wall.

CT scanners are used to diagnose disease or injuries, by taking a series of X-ray images of the body. It uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images (slices) of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside the body. CT scan images provide more-detailed information than plain X-rays do.

“The Foundation began fundraising for the CT scanner in 2014 and it is an incredible milestone to see this project near completion – with just a little over $124,000 left to raise. We are very proud to celebrate our donors because they have made this improvement in patient care possible at GBGH. We celebrate your commitment to ensuring our hospital is equipped to provide exceptional care with our new CT.”

– David Turner, president, GBGH Foundation Board of Directors.

Since arriving last fall, the CT has performed more than 2,800 scans. Each year, GBGH performs more than 10,000 CT scans.