DONOR DOLLARS AT WORK – Investments in Squamish’s Healthcare

Donors like you allow the Squamish Hospital Foundation to fund the purchase of essential medical equipment. Below is a list of items that your dollars have enabled us to purchase in recent years.

Panda iRes Bedded Warmer and Baby Resuscitator -$32,300

The Panda iRes Bedded Warmer and baby resuscitator now has a new home at the Squamish General Hospital thanks to Royal Bank and our generous donors.

The Panda Warmer is designed to meet the needs of the labor and delivery department. Integrated resuscitation and SpO2 options support the latest resuscitation guidelines. Every baby can be weighed at birth on the machine and the integrated in-bed scale option simplifies the weighing procedure while keeping the baby warm in the process.

Simm Man $12,000

Guess what arrived today! Welcome to the Sea to Sky Community Simm Man!

The purchase of the Simm Man was kindly funded by the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation.

It is a patient simulator providing the opportunity for Sea to Sky healthcare professionals to practice techniques and procedures.
Simulation enables staff to deliver quality patient care with integrity, consistency and confidence. These benefits will be passed to the residents of the Sea to Sky Corridor during times of medical need.

BiPap machine $28,000

A BiPAP machine is a relatively small device that assists with a patient’s breathing. It is connected by flexible tubing to a face mask worn by the patient. The BiPAP machine helps push air and oxygen into the lungs and then helps to hold the lungs inflated, thereby allowing more oxygen to enter the lungs. BiPAP may be used to support breathing for a number of patient conditions including

  • Cardiac Failure
  • Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Pneumonia

V.A.C Machine-Specialized wound care-$25,000

V.A.C.® Therapy promotes wound healing through Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT). By delivering negative pressure (a vacuum) at the wound site through a patented dressing, this helps draw wound edges together, remove infectious materials and actively promote granulation.

Additional items purchased this year include:

  • Portable Monitor for Community Health-$5,189
  • Portable lifts for Palliative Care & acute care-$12,000
  • Crib for medical/surgical – $5,189
  • Portable IV Monitor $5000

Items purchased in the last few years include:

  • ER Expansion – $620,000
  • $130,000 in financial support of the orthopedic enhancements
  • Ultrasound machine – $193,000
  • Fetal Monitor  – $33,800
  • ACL Injury prevention program – $3,000
  • Ceiling lifts  – $34,000
  • Breastfeeding chair for public health – $1,340
  • Pressure mattress pads for Hilltop House – $5, 135
  • Neo Blue Bili Lights phototherapy system for the maternity ward – $4,885
  • Table and chairs for palliative care lounge – $900
  • OR Drill – $11,130
  • 50% of defibrilator for RCMP – $1,107
  • Defender fall pads – $4,050
  • Mural for lock up doors at Hilltop House – $1,690
  • Alaris Syringe modules – $15,105
  • Cast saw – $3,600
  • Surgical Table – $38,915
  • Vital Signs Monitor – $ 3,655