Health forum focuses on ultrasound equipment in Mission

The next forum is set for Thursday, Nov. 3 and will feature talks and a tour by medical technologists on new ultrasound equipment

In July 2016 the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation launched a series of free health forums at Mission Memorial Hospital.

The next forum is set for Thursday, Nov. 3 and will feature talks and a tour by medical technologists on new ultrasound equipment purchased by the Mission Health Care Auxiliary.

A variety of ultrasounds are performed at the hospital. Among them are abdominal, renal, obstetrical, carotid and extremity ultrasound procedures.

In 2014/2015 fiscal year, the medical imaging department performed approximately 6,700 ultrasounds.

Today, there are about three inpatient and 22 outpatient procedures completed daily with two ultrasound rooms.

An additional space will increase access to services at the hospital site and the quality of patient care in the region.

“Fraser Health is excited to partner with Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation and the Mission Auxiliary with the new addition to the medical imaging department of an additional ultrasound room. Working together, we are able to provide patient-centred care for all those we serve,” said Laurel Scheffler, Fraser Health’s director of clinical operations at Mission Memorial Hospital.

The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation depends on the generosity of local donors to put vital equipment in place.

To RSVP for the forum, please email info@fvhcf.ca or call 604-814-5190.