October 19, 2012
Community comes together to raise funds for technology infrastructure at NGH
Dr.Wynveen & Bridget Johnson at Radiothon
Simcoe, ON – ‘Taking Care Every Day’ was the theme for this year’s NGH Foundation Radiothon on CD 98.9fm as staff, physicians and other allied health care professionals emphasized the great importance of investing in local health care technology. With overwhelming support from the community, $137,327 was raised!
In its 10th edition, the NGH Foundation Radiothon broadcast live from the hospital for the very first time and featured many personal testimonies of excellent patient care from grateful patients and their families. The 12-hour broadcast also introduced the community to many of the health care professionals who dedicate their lives to providing patient care in our community and helped explain technology’s importance in delivering safe and efficient care.
The ‘Taking Care Every Day’ campaign aims to raise $1 million dollars towards technology upgrades and improvements throughout the hospital. “Our health care team use technology in delivering patient care from the moment a patient arrives to the day of their discharge,” said Julie Powell, director of development NGH Foundation. “We want to sincerely thank everyone who gave to our radiothon and contributed to keeping our hospital’s technology current.” Over the ten year radiothon history and partnership with CD98.9fm, $1,131,513.00 has been raised for Norfolk General Hospital.
Video segments of the 12-hour broadcast can be viewed through the Norfolk General Hospital YouTube Channel. If you would like to learn more about “Taking Care Everyday” please visit the NGH website www.ngh.on.ca