The Orthopedic Enhancement Project will help provide better care closer to home. This $750,000 Project will purchase state of the art medical equipment for the Operating Rooms at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH), to be used by the Orthopedic Surgeons.
The Orthopedic Enhancement Project will support 2 new Orthopedic Surgeons, who have been recruited to work at KBRH, as well as our existing team of 4 Orthopedic Surgeons. The equipment purchased will allow the surgical team to continue their excellent work providing hip and knee replacement; hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, hand and wrist repair; and trauma surgeries.
In addition, this new Project will support a new level of service for patients including total ankle replacements and hip and knee replacements with a one-day discharge.
Your generous donation will ensure:
- 2 newly recruited Orthopedic Surgeons are fully supported through the purchase of priority medical equipment
- Introduction of 2 new surgical procedures:
Total ankle replacements - currently patients are travelling to Kelowna or Vancouver for this procedure and One-day hip and knee replacements - ensuring patients can heal in the comfort of their homes, sooner, when possible
- Capacity is increased to provide more orthopedic surgeries
- Wait lists are decreased
- Patients in need of orthopedic surgeries will receive much needed care closer to home, rather than travelling outside of our region
KBRH is the regional service hub for orthopedic surgery and trauma services in the Kootenay Boundary. KBRH provides over 1,700 scheduled and emergency orthopedic surgeries annually. Our healthcare team depends on your generosity to provide the best care possible. Your donations will equip the orthopedic surgeons with the tools they need and ensure excellence in care is happening closer to home, right here in the Kootenay Boundary.
We look forward to creating a beautiful donor wall to recognize our generous donors.
Sponsorship levels are as follows:
If you would like to help support the Orthopedic Enhancement Project, we invite you to contact the Foundation at 250-364-3424, visit our office at KBRH or
Every donation has great impact and is accepted with gratitude. Thank you for your support.