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Mission All-Together for Healthcare, Connecting Mission to Achieve 21st Century Health Care.

Thank you for wanting to learn more about MATH, the Mission All Together for Healthcare society that was formed in partnership with the Mission Memorial Hospital and Fraser Health.

About MATH

The MATH society is committed to supporting the provision of health care services in a community-based model of excellence and innovation.

Our Mission

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Thank you for wanting to learn more about MATH, the Mission All Together for Healthcare society that was formed in partnership with the Mission Memorial Hospital and Fraser Health.

About MATH
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MATH

Mission All-Together for Healthcare, Connecting Mission to Achieve 21st Century Health Care.

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The MATH society is committed to supporting the provision of health care services in a community-based model of excellence and innovation.

Our Mission

Help Us Buy A New CT Scanner for Mission Memorial Hospital

Our Top Priority

Ensuring Mission Memorial Hospital will quickly have an on-site CT scanner purchased and installed.
At some point in our lives the need for exceptional health care will impact virtually everyone, even though we often don’t think about it until there is a crisis. Technology has helped save the lives of tens of thousands of people in B.C. With the right equipment, disorders can be diagnosed and treated easier and faster.
These life-saving diagnostic tests can and should be performed within our own community so that you, as a patient do not have to endure:
Our current initiative is to raise money to purchase CT scanning equipment for Mission Memorial Hospital. Our medical staff have identified a CT scanner as something our community hospital urgently needs. This equipment is vital to the ability of our doctors to offer you and your loved ones the very best in medical diagnosis, treatment, and care.

Help Us Raise $1,000,000 for a CT Scanner

A Computed Tomography machine (CT scanner) is a 3-D computerized x-ray imaging device that rotates around the patient to take successive cross-sectional photos or “image slices.” These image slices (tomographic images) can then be stacked by the computer into a precise 3-D rendering of the physical and the physiological processes of your body. The CT scanner helps doctors to diagnose and treat a variety of ailments by providing more accurate details than what is possible with conventional x-ray machines.

The benefits of CT scans far outweigh any associated risks. CT scans have helped revolutionize diagnosis and treatment and have dramatically decreased the need for exploratory surgeries and other potentially risky invasive procedures.

Your donations will support the purchase of necessary CT Scanning equipment for the Mission Memorial Hospital. Help us provide the most up-to-date medical equipment and the best possible health care to you…our patients.

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Your participation and support are greatly appreciated!

Our Mission

The MATH society is committed to supporting the provision of health care services in a community-based model of excellence and innovation.

MATH Society Purposes

The purposes of the MATH Society are:

To ensure that residents of the City of Mission and Area have access to timely, essential health care services.

To ensure equitable access to health care regardless of an individual’s income, level of ability, age, cultural heritage, gender, sexual orientation, or geographical location.

To collaborate with community partners to address local health concerns, health care provider recruitment and retention issues, and service levels relative to personnel, equipment, and program delivery.

To work with the Ministry of Health and Fraser Health Authority to maintain a sustainable and continuously improving health care model with Mission Memorial Hospital, the physicians and the community health care providers.

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We’ve decided to post case scenarios to further our understanding of the importance of CT scanners!

CT scanners are a VITAL part of diagnosing patients in order to care for them properly!

Case Scenario: An 18 year old male, a good student planning on attending university, is brought to the MMH Emergency Room after falling and striking his head. He had been drinking at a high school grad party. He is otherwise healthy, takes no medications, and is not known to use drugs. He smells of alcohol, is hard to wake, and only responds to pain.

Is he drunk or does he have a serious head injury that requires immediate treatment?
He needs an urgent CT scan.

So what happens now?
🚑Emergency Room physician (ERP) recognizes the need for a CT scan.
🚑Emergency Room physician calls to arrange for procedure
🚑Emergency Room physician calls Patient Transfer Network (PTN) arranging transfer to ARH
🚑Mission Memorial Hospital arranges for nurse escort
🚑Patient waits for transfer
🚑Is taken to Abbotsford Regional Hospital, possibly returned to Mission Memorial Hospital
🚑Diagnosis of acute subdural (bleeding around the brain) made
🚑Call Patient Transfer Network to arrange transfer to Royal Columbian Hospital

This is clearly a lot of time and resources used in order to obtain a CT scan for this particular patient. What would the events look like if the Mission hospital already had a CT scanner?
💉Emergency Room physician (ERP)recognizes the need for a CT scan.
💉Emergency Room physician calls to arrange for procedure
💉Procedure done on site
💉Diagnosis made
💉Emergent transfer to Neurosurgery at Royal Columbian Hospital

The on-site CT saves several hours reducing the risk of permanent brain damage or death. CT scanners are a NEED and Mission Memorial Hospital does not have one. Help us achieve our goal of bettering health care in Mission by obtaining a CT scanner for our hospital! Visit the link in our bio and find out how you can help us reach this goal! We appreciate any help we get and thank you for helping your community better their health care!

#missionbc #healthcare #missionhealth #missionhealthcare #math #welovemission #fraservalley #missionmemorialhospital
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We’ve decided to post case scenarios to further our understanding of the importance of CT scanners! 

CT scanners are a VITAL part of diagnosing patients in order to care for them properly! 

Case Scenario: An 18 year old male, a good student planning on attending university, is brought to the MMH Emergency Room after falling and striking his head. He had been drinking at a high school grad party. He is otherwise healthy, takes no medications, and is not known to use drugs. He smells of alcohol, is hard to wake, and only responds to pain.

Is he drunk or does he have a serious head injury that requires immediate treatment?
He needs an urgent CT scan. 

So what happens now?
🚑Emergency Room physician (ERP) recognizes the need for a CT scan.
🚑Emergency Room physician calls to arrange for procedure
🚑Emergency Room physician calls Patient Transfer Network (PTN) arranging transfer to ARH
🚑Mission Memorial Hospital arranges for nurse escort
🚑Patient waits for transfer
🚑Is taken to Abbotsford Regional Hospital, possibly returned to Mission Memorial Hospital 
🚑Diagnosis of acute subdural (bleeding around the brain) made
🚑Call Patient Transfer Network to arrange transfer to Royal Columbian Hospital

This is clearly a lot of time and resources used in order to obtain a CT scan for this particular patient. What would the events look like if the Mission hospital already had a CT scanner?
💉Emergency Room physician (ERP)recognizes the need for a CT scan.
💉Emergency Room physician calls to arrange for procedure
💉Procedure done on site
💉Diagnosis made
💉Emergent transfer to Neurosurgery at Royal Columbian Hospital

The on-site CT saves several hours reducing the risk of permanent brain damage or death. CT scanners are a NEED and Mission Memorial Hospital does not have one. Help us achieve our goal of bettering health care in Mission by obtaining a CT scanner for our hospital! Visit the link in our bio and find out how you can help us reach this goal! We appreciate any help we get and thank you for helping your community better their health care! 

#missionbc #healthcare #missionhealth #missionhealthcare #math #welovemission #fraservalley #missionmemorialhospitalImage attachment

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Excellent example ,it shows this is one of many many incidents where it proves a CT scanner is essential to avoid manageable disasters.

Most times its an outpatient scan and days after. Not everyone can easily get to Abbotsford and just dont.get the scan

Are they still doing a donation dtop off for Mission to get one

Hello All,

As some of you may know we are an organization committed to supporting the provision of healthcare services. Our goal is to raise a million dollars to be able to install a CT scanner in the Mission Memorial Hospital.

These forms are the key to get there!

Take a look at these forms to join us on this journey to better health care services in Mission.
These forms include a Membership form, a Pledge form, and a Donation form.

The Membership form- This allows people to join and help in our great cause.
The Pledge form- This allows people to begin the process of donating.
The Donation form- This allows people to donate to our cause and get closer to achieving our goal of having a CT scanner at the Mission Memorial Hospital.

Visit mathorg.ca/ to find out more about supporting our organization.
#welovemission #missionbc #healthcare
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Hello All,

As some of you may know we are an organization committed to supporting the provision of healthcare services. Our goal is to raise a million dollars to be able to install a CT scanner in the Mission Memorial Hospital.

These forms are the key to get there!

Take a look at these forms to join us on this journey to better health care services in Mission.
These forms include a Membership form, a Pledge form, and a Donation form.

The Membership form- This allows people to join and help in our great cause.
The Pledge form- This allows people to begin the process of donating.
The Donation form- This allows people to donate to our cause and get closer to achieving our goal of having a CT scanner at the Mission Memorial Hospital.

Visit https://mathorg.ca/ to find out more about supporting our organization. 
#welovemission #missionbc #healthcareImage attachmentImage attachment
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What are CT scanners used for?
-Imaging any part of the body to...
-Diagnose infections, muscle disorders, fractures
-Locate and evaluate masses, cancers
-Evaluate blood vessels
-Assess extent of injuries
-Monitor effectiveness of treatments

Why do we need a CT scanner in Mission Memorial Hospital?
-CT is the standard investigation for most conditions.
-CT is usually always required before an emergency surgical procedure.
-CT is usually required before definitive treatment of many medical conditions.
-Mission Memorial Hospital is the only Fraser Health Authority hospital west of Hope that does not have a CT!!
-It takes precious time to obtain a CT for patients in Mission Memorial Hospital increasing risk of adverse effects, even death.

Our progress on obtaining a CT scanner for Mission:
-Proposal submitted about 5 years ago to Fraser Hospital Authority
-Demonstrated need
-Demonstrated improved health care outcomes for this community
-Reduced complications
-Showed decreased stress on the already overloaded Abbotsford Regional Hospital –Decrease the load on their imaging department, Emergency Room, possibly inpatients
-Abbotsford Regional Hospital strongly in favour of it
-Showed improved staffing at Mission Memorial Hospital
-Saves operating dollars

At MATH we are committed to obtaining a CT Scanner for Mission Memorial Hospital!
We see the need in our community for a CT Scanner and are advocating for our hospital to obtain one!

Through donations that can be made on our website (link in our bio!) we will be able to reach the goal of obtaining a CT Scanner for Mission Memorial Hospital!
#missionbc #missionmemorialhospital #ctscanner #hospital #medicine #fraservalley #fraserhealth #health
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2002: Fraser Health Region was formed and healthcare became centralized

This meant that at the Mission Hospital they chose to...
-Close our ICU
-Force Dr. Baillie, our excellent Internal Medicine Consultant, to leave
-Closed our Paediatric Unit👦
-Stopped supporting our well recognized Maternity Unit🤰
-Threatened to close our Emergency Room🏥
-Closed beds reducing our bed count to 25
-Mission Memorial Hospital suffered too many unnecessary losses in 2002!

So where are we now?
-Our services have expanded and improved
-We have more cooperation and support from the FVA
-We have 55 beds🛏
-Our Emergency Room is open and staffed 24/7 with trained physicians and nurses🚑
-We have added...
-Complementary and alternative medicine hospice!
-Patient assessment and transition to home (PATH) unit!
-Division of family practice!
-Primary care network!👨‍⚕️🧑‍⚕️
-Some services are increasing...including internal medicine consultation, respiratory support
- WE HAVE SUPPORT FOR AN ON-SITE CT SCANNER!!! Come back on Monday to learn more about CT scanners and why they are so important!
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From 1975-2002 the hospital had 54 beds and 2 operating rooms. General practitioners and anesthesiologists worked at MMH hospital 🏥! There were maternity, pediatrics, surgical and ICU wards. The operating room was also available for emergencies as well.
The big star of the show was our maternity services! Patients from Vancouver, the lower mainland and even Kelowna were coming to have their baby here! 👶🏽
This was the place to start your journey as a mother! 🤰🏽

Dr.Hector Baillie is an internal medicine specialist who is well-recognized and an excellent consultant and teacher. Possibly one of the FINEST physicians in the province and we had him!

Look out for our next post to learn about Mission healthcare in 2002!
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We wanted to share a little bit about Mission's healthcare history.

At the Mission Memorial Hospital, physicians shared responsibilities and GP’s were involved with a little bit of everything!
This included: Office work, surgery, obstetrics, anesthesia and emergency

The hospital was governed by a local hospital board of trustees who were respected citizens of the community
The hospital’s CEOs were Neville Cox and Randy Wong. They were hired by this board😃.
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Exciting news! MATH in association with many other organizations have fund raised the money to allow for a feasibility study in hopes that we can install a CT scanner at the Mission Memorial Hospital. However, the need does not stop there, our goal is to raise one million dollars to purchase the CT scanner. Visit mathorg.ca to find out more details and to find out how you can donate and be a part of this exciting journey in Mission BC. #welovemission #missionbc #missionmemorialhospital #community #healthcareformission #missionhealthcare ...

Hello, we are MATH ( Mission All Together for Healthcare). We are a non-profit organization looking to better the Mission community. Welcome to our page! We are excited to work alongside the citizens of this district to improve the healthcare resources in Mission.

Our mission- The MATH society is committed to supporting the provision of health care services in a community-based model of excellence and innovation.

Our Vision- The MATH society supports a model of health care that serves the citizens of the City of Mission and surrounds throughout their lives, competently and efficiently, with Mission Memorial Hospital as a core of these services. Our health care services will be designed to help ensure that our community will thrive.

We created Mission All Together for Healthcare to work in partnership with:
Mission Memorial Hospital
Fraser Health
MATH
Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation for our fundraising efforts
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Our organization, a registered society, Mission Altogether for Healthcare (MATH), was formed to ensure our growing community receives the healthcare resources it requires now and in the future.

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