MATH

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.

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.

Our Mission

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

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MATH Society Purposes

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

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

What A CT Scanner Is Used For:

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Why Mission Memorial Hospital Needs a CT Scanner

CT is the standard investigation for most conditions.

CT is frequently (always?) required before an emergency surgical procedure

CT is frequently 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

CT is the standard investigation for most conditions.

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First Case

An 18 year-old male is brought into Mission Memorial Hospital at 2 AM after falling and striking his head
Is he ’just drunk’ or does he have a significant head injury?

What Happens Now

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The emergency Room physician (ERP) recognizes the need for a CT scan.

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Is taken to Abbotsford Regional Hospital, possibly returned to Mission Memorial Hospital.

ERP calls Patient Transfer Network (PTN) arranging transfer to Abbotsford Regional Hospital.

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Diagnosis of acute subdural (bleeding around the brain) made.

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Patient waits for transfer.

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ERP calls to arrange for procedure.

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Mission Memorial Hospital arranges for nurse escort.

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Call PTN to arrange transfer to RCH.

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What should happen?

Possibly saving several hours and reducing risk of permanent brain damage

Next Case

76 year old female presents to Mission Memorial Hospital ER with:
She has an intestinal obstruction, possible cancer and needs surgery.

What Happens Now

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Emergency Room physician (ERP)recognizes need for a CT scan.

ERP calls surgeon on call or Abbotsford Regional Hospital ER and arranges transfer.

ERP calls Patient Transfer Network (PTN) arranging transfer to Abbotsford Regional Hospital.

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Diagnosis of large bowel obstruction secondary to cancer made.

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Patient waits for transfer.

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Is taken to Abbotsford Regional Hospital, possibly returned to Mission Memorial Hospital.

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ERP calls to arrange for procedure.

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Mission Memorial Hospital arranges for nurse escort.

What should happen?

The CT confirmed the diagnosis and allowed surgeon to plan the procedure. The Surgeon will not see a patirnt without a CT.

Last case

He may have a bleeding abdominal aortic aneurysm and needs an urgent CT and possible surgery.

What Happens Now

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ERP recognizes need for a CT scan and initiates emergency treatment.

ERP calls Patient Transfer Network (PTN) arranging transfer to Abbotsford Regional Hospital.

Diagnosis of bleeding abdominal aortic aneurism made.

ERP calls vascular surgeon on call or Abbotsford Regional Hospital ER and arranges transfer.

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ERP calls to arrange for procedure.

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Mission Memorial Hospital arranges for nurse escort.

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Is taken to Abbotsford Regional Hospital, possibly returned to Mission Memorial Hospital.

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Patient waits for transfer and needs emergency surgery.

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What should happen?

Saves several hours and reduce risk of severe blood loss, even death.

Growing Community

Population predicted to quickly double Need to plan for the care of the population Abbotsford Regional Hospital already overwhelmed Research shows GP care is the most cost-efficient care with the best outcomes. Mission Memorial Hospital remains a primary care-based facility MATH is interested in helping with the planning from a community perspective Community Health requires active Municipal Support.
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