The Brant Community Healthcare System (BCHS) received a donation of $150,000 from SC Johnson on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.
The donation will be used to help purchase a new integrated patient central monitoring system for the Emergency Department (ED) at the BCHS.
SC Johnson’s generosity will help outfit the Emergency Department with a main patient information station and 22 bedside patient monitors. These machines provide real time patient information including heart rate and rhythm, blood pressure and oxygen saturation using sensors allowing medical professionals to care for our sickest patients.
Many patients who present with heart and neurologic problems or who are more critically ill, need this vital equipment for close monitoring to detect changes quickly allowing medical professionals to intervene.
“Currently at BCHS, 40 per cent of our ED beds have the capacity for this monitoring and the BCHS is planning to increase this to 70 per cent. These are our most used beds in the department and this equipment is critical to the ED allowing staff to have a higher level of monitoring for 22 patients at a single time. It allows us to provide the best care to our sickest individuals while keeping patients local,” said Dr. Somaiah Ahmed, Chief and Medical Director of Emergency Medicine.
Brant Community Healthcare System (BCHS) is the lead provider of emergency services in Brantford, Brant and surrounding areas seeing 58,000 patients annually. To better serve our community, the BCHS is excited to be moving forward with the tender for the emergency department redevelopment project.
Though this critical system has been included as part of the ED redevelopment, BCHS has requested the BCHS Foundation move forward on supporting this equipment as the need is pressing.
SC Johnson’s most recent investment in the BCHS puts their total cumulative giving to the Brant Community Healthcare System Foundation at just over $4.7 million. This makes them one of the largest donors to the BCHS Foundation as they continue to ensure that our community has a strong local health care system.
“We are incredibly grateful to SC Johnson for their ongoing commitment as they continue to support us as we re-imagine health care in our community,” said Heather Wilson, Chair of BCHS Foundation. “SC Johnson is truly an inspiring partner; our community will benefit as a result of this donation”.
Over the past several decades, SC Johnson’s leadership and commitment has helped the BCHS to not only maintain, but become a leading edge large community hospital to serve Brantford, Brant, Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. To commemorate and celebrate SC Johnson’s cumulative giving the Medical Imaging and Cardiac Diagnostic Department has been named in their honour.