GrandBridge Energy is committing $25,000 over the next five years to support the Emergency Department redevelopment, including the purchase of a new CT Scanner, in an effort to benefit the local healthcare system.
“GrandBridge Energy is proud to give back to the communities we serve. A strong healthcare system outfitted with the necessary equipment is critical for our community, available when our customers, employees and their families need it most”, said Ian Miles, President and CEO, GrandBridge Energy.
Since the installation of the current CT scanner in 2010, the volume/demand has increased by 200 per cent. The Brant Community Healthcare System (BCHS) currently has one CT unit that is nearing the end of life due to increased wear and tear. The BCHS Foundation is committed to supporting this critical piece of diagnostic equipment, a $2 million investment.
Modern CT scanners are an incredibly valuable tool that have revolutionized the diagnosis and treatment of trauma, cancer, stroke, infection and many other conditions. State-of-the-art CT systems now provide sharper images, shorter scan times, enhanced ergonomics for patients, technologists and radiologists and improved patient safety.
“We are so grateful to GrandBridge Energy for their commitment to healthcare in our community”, said Lee Ferrao, Chair, BCHS Foundation. “Technology continues to change the face of healthcare leading to improved patient access, improved health outcomes and improved efficiencies. We appreciate and applaud the giving spirit of GrandBridge Energy and hope that this leadership donation encourages others to support healthcare in our community.”
The renovations to the Diagnostic Imaging Department to accommodate the new CT scanner began at the end of February 2023. The renovation has been separated into four phases, the new CT scanner has arrived and the anticipated completion date is August 2023.