Please help us buy a second special mobility bed for our eight bed Monitored Care Unit (MCU). This unit serves patients who are very sick and need our expert care team with advanced medical equipment.
We’re proud to announce ... HEALTHY SMILES — NEW PATIENTS 4 PHILANTHROPY PROGRAM in Support of Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation
Thank you for making Wheel to Heal a huge success! Your ride raised over $160,000 for our community hospital this year!
On August 13, 2006, a neighbour called to say my brother Frank, age 86, had taken a spell and urged me to come right away. When I got there I found Frank unable to communicate clearly; unable to stand. After an anxious call to 911, an ambulance came quickly and transported him to Eagle Ridge Hospital straight away.
Skill and compassionate care save a life
The emergency staff took him right in and hooked him up to monitors. They diagnosed a mild stroke and decided to keep him overnight for observation. Frank was transferred to the Monitored Care Unit where, later that night, he suffered another stroke; this was a massive one that did severe damage. There was no way to prevent it but thank God he was attached to equipment that alerted the staff right away, enabling them to act quickly to save his life. It was only later that I learned the equipment that saved Frank’s life would not have been available without the gift of donor dollars.
Unfortunately, today, Frank struggles with his speech and motor functions. Otherwise, he’s doing fine. He spent four months at Eagle Ridge and received only the very best care. The staff is so warm, friendly and caring. We bonded with everyone involved in his care and rehabilitation; so many of them became like family. Each day we visited Frank, the people at the hospital made it feel like home.
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