Your donation to this year’s Light Up the Hospital! campaign will allow us to purchase an ultrasound machine to perform Cardiac Ultrasounds.

A Cardiac Ultrasound, or echocardiogram, is a painless test which uses sound waves to provide detailed images of the valves, muscles and chambers of the heart to aid in diagnosis, treatment and follow up in patients with suspected or known heart disease.

Echocardiograms are one of the most widely used diagnostic tests in cardiology, and are essential to early diagnosis of cardiac issues. There are currently approximately 95 echocardiograms performed every month at Kootenay Lake Hospital, and the wait list for this test is up to four months.

The addition of another Cardiac Ultrasound machine will allow us to perform more than twice the number of echocardiograms, reducing the wait time for this essential test.

KLH’s Internal Medicine Specialist, Dr. Brandon Tuvel says, “Your generous donation will help patients in need of cardiac care to be assessed and diagnosed earlier, ultimately leading to the best possible outcomes.”

Thank you for your support and for making our local hospital shine brighter than ever this year!

Any funds raised in excess of our goal will be directed to the purchase of other priority medical equipment for Kootenay Lake Hospital.