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Community support helps Picton hospital gain important medical equipment

Would you dust off your 17-year-old still camera to photograph today’s most cherished moments? Probably not.
Digital technology has improved in leaps and bounds, capturing photos quickly, accurately and with amazing clarity. Medical imaging technology has improved in much the same way, and that is why the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation is thrilled to be nearing its $750,000 digital mammography campaign goal to fund state-of-the-art mammography and ultrasound equipment to be used close to home.
The new equipment stores digital images electronically, immediately available after the exam and can be reviewed by physicians anywhere within Quinte Health Care.

As the campaign nears its goal, the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation CHEERS! the community for its continued support.

“This type of community support is vital as the government does not provide funds to purchase medical equipment,” says Anna Marie Ferguson, the Foundation’s executive director. “It has always been the responsibility of the community, through the Foundation’s fundraising efforts, to fund capital medical equipment needs. Since the campaign launch, County residents have enthusiastically risen to the challenge of raising $750,000 for the new equipment and the campaign is nearing its goal.”

The PECMHF CHEERS! the Picton Kinnettes for a $500 donation to the digital mammography campaign raised through community service projects. The funds will also be directed toward the digital mammography campaign. Pictured, from left, are: Gayle Osborne, Kerry Reynolds, Anna Marie Ferguson, Barbara Kennedy, Bette MacDonald and Susan Eastbury. Missing from the photo are Kinettes Janice Powell, Catherine McGinnis, Judy McNamee, Diane Torney, Peggy DeRoche, Dorothy Benbow, Sandra Hoekstra and Joan Van den Oetelaar. Briar Boyce photo

CHEERS! from the PECMH Foundation, to the Bay of Quinte Mutual Insurance Co. for a $5,000 gift toward the digital mammography campaign. Pictured with Anna Marie Ferguson, executive director of the PECMH Foundation are Bay of Quinte Mutual Insurance Co. board of directors, Fred Lang, Calvin Thomas, Stephen Raymond, chair, Art Wiersma, Dalton Arthur, Dick Williams, vice chair, George Taylor, Grant Ketcheson and Harry Scanlan. Briar Boyce photo

CHEERS! also to The Rotary Club of Picton for its $2,000 donation this week. Pictured is Don Stanton, past president of the PECMH Foundation, Susan Law, director on the PECMHF Board, Fran Donaldson, director and president of the PECMH Auxiliary, Leo Finnegan, vice president of the PECMH Foundation, Anna Marie Ferguson, executive director of the PECMH Foundation, Robert Quaiff, past president of Picton Rotary, Matt Stiff, chair of community services for Picton Rotary and Kirsten Musgrove, president of the Rotary Club of Picton. Briar Boyce photo

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  1. Great job by the whole community in helping Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation in procuring the digital mammography equipment. This is very inspiring and should be mimicked by other communities.

    It’s very important that we show are support to foundations that in turn gives back to the same community that we are with.

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