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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Donations are being taken at the door... We hope to have debit card readers working, or donate online prior to event!

Here is a link to Donate:

mathorg.ca/donate-now/

No consession running please bring your own popcorn!
We do have chips pop water for sale by donation!

Cannot wait to see everyone come out. Lets all help support Mission Memorial Hospital.
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Donations are being taken at the door... We hope to have debit card readers working, or donate online prior to event! 

Here is a link to Donate:

https://mathorg.ca/donate-now/

No consession running please bring your own popcorn! 
We do have chips pop water for sale by donation!

Cannot wait to see everyone come out. Lets all help support Mission Memorial Hospital.

UPDATED MOVIE NIGHT POSTER
No reservation required. First come first serve and all by donations!! Let's all help get Mission Memorial Hospital a CT scanner.
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UPDATED MOVIE NIGHT POSTER
No reservation required. First come first serve and all by donations!! Lets all help get Mission Memorial Hospital a CT scanner.

Join us and come support! Lets get Mission Memorial Hospital a CT scanner

Edit: the movie has not been chosen yet and is to be announced.
The cost is by donation
thank you so much for your support!!
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Join us and come support! Lets get Mission Memorial Hospital a CT scanner

Edit: the movie has not been chosen yet and is to be announced.
 The cost is by donation
 thank you so much for your support!!

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‘Night at the Museum’ has been chosen! there is no in advanced booking it is just come as you are , first come first serve! Can't to see everyone there

Hey everyone!!! I just made an edit the movie is not announced yet but we will keep everyone posted on what is chosen to play and there is no cost it is by donation so we appreciate anything that people can give

What is the movie and what is the cost.

I was going to ask what movie but just realized it's the night kids go back to school ..Best of luck hope it goes well

Can we donate for the C T scanner at the gates !!! Pay by debit or Credit card ?!!! . Great idea organizers.

Yes would like to know what movie. Strange they didn’t put it on. And cost as well

Details please 🙂 movie? Is it first come first serve? Do you reserve in advance?

Any way the date can be changed?

Anyone know if we can donate? That's the first school night and fire practice night for our fire fighter daddy so we won't be able to attend but would love to donate! ❤

di we purchase tickets in advance

Could use more details please.

What movie is playing!

**** JUST BEEN INFORMED MOVIE IS TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY ****

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Chelsea Walker . .we going?

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A second example to better understand the importance of CT scanners
A 76 year-old female presents to Mission Memorial Hospital Emergency Room with:
7 days of increasing abdominal discomfort, bloating
10kg weight loss over 6 months
Spontaneous vomiting for one day
No bowel movements for 4 days
Exam shows a thin, dehydrated, unwell female with a bloated abdomen, possibly enlarged liver

She has an intestinal obstruction, possible cancer and likely needs surgery

She needs a CT scan
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 Abbotsford Regional Hospital
🚑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 large bowel obstruction secondary to cancer made
🚑Emergency Room physician calls surgeon on call or Abbotsford Regional Hospital Emergency Room and arranges transfer
This is clearly a lot of time and resources used in order to obtain a CT scan for this particular patient. What should 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
💉Patient wheeled to X-ray department
💉Diagnosis made
💉Emergency Room physician calls surgeon or Abbotsford Regional Hospital 💉Emergency Room physician to arrange transfer and urgent surgery
The CT confirmed the diagnosis and allowed the surgeon to plan the procedure. The surgeon will NOT see the patient without a CT
This likely saves hours and decreases risk of complication from the ruptured appendix and from infection. 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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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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