Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation Donor Report 2018 JBHF Donor Report 2018 - Page 8

Supporting Technology and Innovation After supporting the Burlington Community for more than 27 years, the Foundation for Cancer Wellness donated $400,000 to the Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation to support new technology in the renovated and expanded Hospital. Honouring Dr. Stella Psarakis Over her career, Dr. Stella Psarakis made a difference in the lives of an incredible number of families as an Ob/GYN at Joseph Brant Hospital. When she joined Joseph Brant Hospital in 1992, Dr. Psarakis was the first woman gynecologist and surgeon and over the next 20 plus years, she delivered an estimated 10,000 babies in Burlington, Hamilton and Oakville. Her commitment to families has left an indelible impact on her colleagues, and the families who were lucky enough to have her deliver their children. 8 Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation Family and friends are looking to honour Dr. Psarakis by naming the Labour and Delivery Unit in her honour by raising $1 Million to support the renovation of the unit. The Labour and Delivery Unit is one of the next projects at JBH following completion of the renovation and expansion project which saw massive changes across the hospital, including the Maternal and Child Unit and the Special Care Nursery. This renovation will provide new mothers an updated facility to match the high level of care. The Foundation (formerly known as Breast Cancer Support Services) delivered key programs and funding of targeted projects to support women in their journey with breast and gynecological cancers. Despite having to make the tough decision to close, the Foundation has deep gratitude for all the support from donors, sponsors, local business, staff and volunteers over the years. This gift is their way of leaving a lasting impact on healthcare in this community. Their donation will directly support the purchase of two new MRI machines for the Diagnostic Imaging Unit at Joseph Brant Hospital. The new technology will give JBH the ability to offer a number of new procedures not possible with the current MRI, including breast imaging to identify, diagnose and stage breast cancers. Unfortunately, our existing MRI unit is approaching the end of its life cycle and is prone to breaking down. The wait times are long and are only made worse by having to cancel as many as 30 patients