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  • Funding Opportunity: Patient Equipment- Emergency Department

    & Case for Support Funding Proposal Emergency Services

    Together, we are transforming healthcare in our community!

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    A Pillar of Strength for our Community The Brant Community Healthcare System (BCHS) is committed to providing exemplary care to the citizens of our community.

    The Brantford General is a 250+ bed, acute care facility, aprograms and services for our 120,000+ residents. Over the last seven years, $90 million has been invested in improvements to the hospital. The Willett, Paris is a multi-service health care centre with a daily Urgent Care Department as well as a state-of-the-art Diagnostic Imaging Service.

    Our Vision: Leading the Way - Exemplary Care The Brant Community Healthcare System (BCHS) Foundation relies on the generous support of our many donors to ensure we are able to meet the needs of our patients, both today and tomorrow.

    The BCHS Foundation is committed to raising critical funds to support the top priority needs for The Brantford General and The Willett, Paris. Your support of the BCHS Foundation helps us purchase medical equipment that is not paid for by the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care, provide essential resources to maintain the exceptional level of compassionate patient care, and invest in new and innovative technology.

    The BCHS is a regional centre for Paediatrics, Mental Health, Obstetrics, Gynaecology, CT Scanning, Critical Care, Surgical Services, Ambulatory Care and Emergency Medicine. We are also the site of the Brant Community Cancer Clinic and the SC Johnson Dialysis Clinic for patients throughout Brant County and Haldimand-Norfolk.

    We have more than 200 physicians and 13 members of the Department of Dentistry using our facilities. In addition, we employ over 1402 highly trained staff and have more than 430 dedicated volunteers at our sites.

    the BCHS: A Worthy Investment

    Together, we are transforming healthcare in our community!

    Together, we are transforming healthcare in our community!

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    Together, we are transforming healthcare in our community!

    • The new Integrated Stroke Unit at the Brantford General Hospital held its official opening on October 30, 2013. This facility houses a 20-bed integrated stroke program serving the communities of Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk. Now patients who suffer a stroke will have access to best practice stroke care provided by a team of professionals with expertise specifically in stroke.

    • The Brant Community Healthcare System (BCHS) has been awarded a Gold Level 2013 Quality Healthcare Workplace Award for the second year in a row from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Ontario Hospital Association. The BCHS was presented with the award at the Ontario Hospital Association’s Health Achieve Conference on November 5, 2013.

    • The BCHS was honoured to host a tour for this year’s 29th Annual International Conference of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME, hosted in Toronto). The BCHS welcomed individuals from all over North America to learn about and see the process flow of supplies and information supporting patient care.

    • The Grand Erie Six Nations Clinical Education Campus – Brantford Centre officially opened at the BCHS with a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 18, 2013. The centre was built with the help from a generous grant from the City of Brantford, and additional funding provided by McMaster University, the DeGroote School of Medicine and the BCHS Foundation. The centre includes classrooms, offices and ‘call rooms’ for medical residents on duty.

    • Canada’s first multi-discipline, automated hospital laboratory officially opened in February 2011 at the BCHS.

    • We celebrated the opening of a second cluster medical isolation unit in June 2013. This allows the BCHS to be more effective in responding to patient care needs when they require isolation for infectious diseases such as MRSA, VRE or C-Difficile. The isolation unit rooms have specialized furnishings and fixtures that stand up to increased cleaning and ensure each room has dedicated equipment for the duration of the patient’s stay and serves as a model for other healthcare facilities.

    • Brantford General is top hospital in Canada for lowest mortality rates. The achievement was announced by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) in Ottawa with the release of the national 2012/13 Hospital Standardized Mortality Ratio (HSMR), which measures the number of actual deaths compared to expected deaths in hospitals that meet a statistical threshold of 2,500 or more HSMR cases in each of the last three years.


    It is an exciting time at the Brant Community Healthcare System (BCHS) as we continue to be recognized as a leader in healthcare in Canada.

    Recent Successes at the BCHS

  • The face of healthcare fundraising has changed; we have asked our donors to support the development of the capital equipment fund,

    to assist us in responding quickly to the growing and significant needs of our healthcare system.

    This will allow us to maximize every dollar. We must be flexible to “spring into action”

    when equipment unexpectedly fails, replacement parts are no longer available,

    technology changes, or special discount purchase opportunities are made available.

    A Worthy Investment

    Our Need: Prioritized Capital Equipment

    Each year, the BCHS staff, physicians and management identify medical equipment that requires new or replacement purchase. Although the BCHS, through sound fiscal management, provides funds to replace or purchase approximately $2 million dollars of this equipment, the annual list currently exceeds $5 million.

    It is estimated that over $25 million will be needed by the Brant Community Healthcare System to support critical patient equipment, over the next 5 years.

    It is through the generosity of our many wonderful donors, like you, that the BCHS Foundation has been able to help fund the purchase of critical pieces of equipment to support our healthcare system. The equipment supported by donor dollars isn’t ‘nice to have’ – it is essential, much needed equipment required to perform daily medical diagnostics and care for our patients. Funding for this equipment is not provided by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, but rather from generous corporations, foundations and individuals who care to maintain and improve our community’s health.

    The BCHS:


    Together, we are transforming healthcare in our community!

  • Benefits to our Community

    Modern, up to date equipment and resources are attractive to new physicians looking to set up practice and provide incentive to existing care giving professionals to stay in our healthcare system.

    In recent years, the Brant Community Healthcare System has been fortunate to acquire state of the art medical imaging technologies such as our new MRI, 256-slice CT Scanner, and our two digital mammography units. The importance of keeping and maintaining these technologically sophisticated pieces of equipment are paramount when considering how they impact patient care in all areas of our hospi- tal. Without the MRI, we wouldn’t be able to offer the OtisMed Knee replacement, the first of its kind in Canada. Our new CT Unit will enable our Radiologists to provide virtual colonoscopy and enhanced cardiac angiography to our community. Acquiring the best technology available on the market allows the BCHS to not only provide exemplary diagnostic tools, but enhances the medical services across the continuum of patient care.

    Combining highly skilled medical professionals with state of the art technology and equipment,

    we are able to provide exemplary care to the resi- dents of our community without having to travel

    to other healthcare centers. We are truly Leading the Way- Exemplary Care.



    4 3With our onsite Value Stream LeaderStrategy Deployment (Specialist in Lean

    Management), we are now able to learn and implement greater efficiencies, to improve our patient care practices and maximize funding.


    Together, we are transforming healthcare in our community!

  • • Treating more than 45,000 patients annually, our Emergency department is staffed with highly skilled, specially trained medical professionals.

    • Patients present at the Emergency Department doors with a variety of medical conditions including severe respiratory issues, cardiac episodes, and trauma. These conditions are life-threatening and require immediate medical attention.

    • The ER at the BCHS is responsible for up to 60% of all patient admissions to the BCHS; 20 percent of our patients are paediatric and another 20 percent are considered senior. The majority of patients that require admission are respiratory related illnesses.

    • As a designated stroke centre, the BCHS is also home to some of the best stroke intervention strategies in the province, supported by a skilled group of physicians and nurses with access to state of the art diagnostic technology, including our new 256 slice CT Scanner.

    Emergency Care at the BCHS

    The Brant Community Healthcare System is this region’s provider for Emergency Services. The BCHS is committed to providing high quality, compassionate care