Wawa's Lady Dunn Health Centre has unveiled a major upgrade.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the Digital Imaging Department Wednesday, highlighting new equipment which will provide better quality images using less exposure and in less time, and allowing for new tests not previously available - it's also noted to be more ergonomically friendly for the medical radiation technologist taking the image.
The Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation - and its donors - have provided much of the funding.
Kadean Ogilvie-Pinter, the hospital's CEO and Director of Patient Services, explains that the Foundation originally raised $150,000 to upgrade the department's software, but the hospital ended up requesting further support to help with the equipment, too.
Ogilvie-Pinter notes the Foundation has already raised about $100,000 in its second phase of the campaign, with plans to reach $150,000 - for a total contribution of $300,000, with the hospital itself to cover the remaining $250,000 of the project.
The Lady Dunn Health Centre says 2012 x-rays were completed at the hospital between April 1st last year and March 31st of this year, with chest, knee, and hip x-rays the most common.