Hospital Classic raises $100,000 for a new CT Scanner

Doctors at the Hospital Classic

Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital is one step closer to securing a new CT scanner thanks to the support of their Annual Hawk Ridge Hospital Classic. Through ticket sales, sponsorship and a live and silent auction, the sold out tournament raised more than $100,000 for better diagnostic care.

“We’re thrilled to see the Orillia community come together each year and support this great event,” said Karen O’Coin, Chair, OSMH Foundation Golf Committee. “We have our sponsors, donors, attendees and fantastic organizing committee to thank for making this year’s tournament such an incredible success.” All proceeds from the golf tournament will be put toward a new CT scanner for the hospital. In total, a new CT scanner will cost over $2 Million, and will be entirely funded by community support to the Foundation.

“The CT scanner is the workhorse of the diagnostic imaging department, allowing doctors to look inside the patient without a scope. With the use of this tool the radiologist can evaluate trauma patients, detect cancers, diagnose strokes and do so much more,” said Dr. Noah Wortsman, Chief of Diagnostic Imaging at OSMH. “Our current CT scanner is more than 13 years old and is out of date and at risk of delaying patient scans. Today’s scanners are faster and produce better image quality, and thanks to events such as the Hospital Classic, we are one step closer to securing one.”

The Hospital Classic has supported several causes at the hospital over the last 20 years including surgery, oncology and paediatrics. If you would like to learn more about the hospital’s greatest needs, including the CT Scanner, please contact the Foundation office today at 705-325-6464.

Photo: From left – Chris Peacock, Sharing Place Foodbank, and Marino Fernandopulle, Assante Wealth Management, golf with OSMH’s Dr. Noah Wortsman and Dr. Jerry Xing at the annual Hawk Ridge Hospital Classic.