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.
Your participation and support are greatly appreciated!
Help our MATH Society to fundraise $1,000,000 towards a new CT scanner.
The MATH society is committed to supporting the provision of health care services in a community-based model of excellence and innovation.
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.
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
💉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!
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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
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.
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Mission Altogether for Healthcare (MATH) represented by Lloyd Rash, Judith Ray, and Andrew Edelson, present a check for $49,000 to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. MATH, Mission’s Rotary Clubs […]
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.
With Mission Memorial Hospital as the core for local health care services, we work in partnership with:
One of our Volunteers will contact you about joining our Organization and helping our great cause.