Campbell River Rotary Clubs donate to help our smallest patients

The Rotary Clubs of Campbell River recently Presented $14,100 to the Campbell River Hospital Foundation.  These funds are the proceeds from the March for Children this past December and will support the purchase of a Transcutaneous Monitoring System

On an average year, nearly 400 babies are born at the Campbell River Hospital and while all babies are fragile, premature babies can be highly fragile. Premature babies need to be monitored closely, especially when sudden changes in oxygenation and carbon Dioxide levels can cause severe complications.  With the Transcutaneous Monitoring System, a sensor is gently applied to the baby’s body and continuously measures blood gases diffusing through the skin, providing real-time overview of the often fluctuating oxygenation and ventilation status.  This system not only minimizes blood sampling, the continuous information can offer peace of mind to the family, and allows our medical professionals to intervene immediately should any changes occur.

The March for Children is a project shared between the Rotary Club of Campbell River and the Rotary Club of Campbell River Daybreak and has generated more than $400,000 since it began in the 1950’s.

The main objective of Rotary is service – in the community, in the workplace and throughout the world.  Throughout their history, Campbell River Rotarians have continuously adopted the theme that Rotarians are committed to “putting something back into the community.” This has resulted in millions of dollars and tens of thousands of volunteer hours into projects for the citizens of Campbell River.

In photo L-R – Ian Baike, Robin Havelaar, Barry Watchhorn, Urbain Patrick, Ted Foster, Susi Moskovich, Doug Phyall, Jim Harris, Keltie McKale (CRHF), Graham Stewart, Stacey Marsh (CRHF), Tony Fantillo, Peiter Koeleman, Bobbi Frederick (CRHF), Kyle Needham (CRHF), Myra Egan (CRHF), and Craig McDermid, CRH Respiratory Therapist



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