FCC makes donation to Gimli hospital

Interlake Eastern Health Foundation executive director Pamela McCallum (from left), Farm Credit Canada relationship management associate Kim Friesen and Johnson Memorial Hospital/Gimli Community Health Centre clinical team manager Marie Arnbjornsson with the FCC’s $1,000 donation. Interlake-Eastern RHA

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Farm Credit Canada recently donated $1,000 to the Johnson Memorial Hospital/Gimli Community Health Centre and it will result in some visible improvements for patients and staff.

A new stock of slippery sliders, a slippery cloth with handles along the sides, have been purchased with this donation. These sliders are slipped under the patient when transferring them from bed to bed, bed to gurney and/or bed to chair. Sliders transfer patients easily and safely as well as ensuring the reduction of injury to health care providers during the course of their duties. 

Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority staff will receive training on proper use of the sliders.

Gimli clinical team manager Marie Arnbjornsson said the donation is much appreciated.

“Johnson Memorial Hospital/Gimli Community Health Centre appreciates the donation received from Farm Credit Canada that will ensure the purchase of sliders to assist in the safe transfer of our patients as well as reducing injury to our health-care providers,”
Arnbjornsson said.

FCC relationship management associate Kim Friesen, noted the donation is all about positive change and enhancing care in
communities.

“Through community investment initiatives, Farm Credit Canada fosters strong and vibrant communities where our customers and employees live and work, with a focus on rural Canada,” Friesen said. “We do this by supporting projects that make positive changes and enhancements in these
communities, such as the slider project at the Gimli hospital.”

IERHA executive director, Pamela McCallum acknowledged the importance of community giving through this donation.

“Giving back to the community was a primary goal of this donation from Farm Credit
Canada,” McCallum said. “We thank them for this generous donation that will be appreciated by patients and staff who deliver health-care services here.”

The IERHA’s mission is to raise funds that support health care in the region. For more information, visit www.iehf.ca or contact McCallum at 204-785-7044.

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