The Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre


MEDIA ADVISORY
ATTENTION: NEWS / HEALTH / COMMUNITY / PHILANTHROPY EDITORS

Raising the roof for a new MRI machine

Hundreds of hospital staff, physicians, volunteers and supporters invited to watch and celebrate as a large crane lifts and delivers new MRI magnet

 

Mississauga/West Toronto (July 30, 2012) – Health care at The Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre is being taken to new heights on Thursday, August 2. Staff physicians, volunteers and generous donors will gather together to witness and celebrate as a large crane lifts and delivers a new, 10,000 lb Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine through the rooftop of the hospital’s Mississauga site.

MRI installation rooftop celebration details
What:   MRI installation rooftop celebration
Where:     

Rooftop of parking garage (5th floor)
The Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre
Trillium – Mississauga site (at Hurontario and Queensway West)
100 Queensway West, Mississauga, L5B 1B8
Free parking available for media on 5th floor of parking garage

   
When:

Thursday, August 2, 2012
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Rain date: Friday, August 3
MRI will be installed between 12 - 1 p.m.  

   
 

Best times for photos/interviews:  

 

11:45 a.m.:     Speeches begin
12 - 1 p.m.:     Large crane lifts and delivers MRI through roof of hospital.

 

Special note for members of the media planning to attend the event: The duration of the lift and installation of the magnet will be approximately 15 minutes. The actual start time may vary depending on weather conditions or other factors.

Please respond to confirm your attendance and provide contact information for the day of the event.  We will update you at 11 a.m. to confirm we are on schedule.

Event spokespersons:

  • Peter Willson, Chair, Trillium Health Centre Foundation Board of Directors
  • Dr. William Magnuson, Radiologist-in-Chief, Trillium Health Centre site, The Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre
  • Patti Cochrane, Vice-President of Patient Services, Quality and Practice and Chief Nursing Executive, Trillium Health Centre site, The Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre

Complimentary pizza, generously donated by Pizza Pizza, will be available at the celebration.

Raising the money for important medical equipment

In 1997, the Trillium – Mississauga was one of the first community hospitals in Canada to use an MRI system – and that original unit needs to be replaced. In 2010, inspired by the increasing need for advanced diagnostic imaging services, local supporters in the community joined forces with the hospital and Trillium Health Centre Foundation to support the $5 million project to bring a new MRI machine to the hospital. Thanks to more than 6,000 gifts from the community members and hospital staff who believed in the project, the new MRI is now a reality.

About Trillium Health Centre Foundation and the Giving 110% Campaign

Trillium Health Centre Foundation inspires the community to invest in essential priorities at Trillium Health Centre’s Mississauga and West Toronto sites. Giving 110%, the largest campaign in Trillium Health Centre Foundation history, is inspired by hospital staff, physicians donors and volunteers who go above and beyond to provide quality health care. Community support will help the Foundation raise its goal of $110 million for patient care spaces, equipment, technology, research and education at Trillium. For more information, visit www.trilliumgiving.ca.

About The Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre

The Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre is a newly merged hospital serving Mississauga, West Toronto and the surrounding communities. It is one of Ontario’s largest academic health services networks and has a teaching affiliation with the Mississauga Academy of Medicine at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

For more information, see www.cvh.on.ca / www.trilliumhealthcentre.org.

-30-

 

Media Contacts:

Larry Roberts
Acting Manager, Communications and Public Affairs
The Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre
Office: 905-848-7580 ext. 3832
Mobile: 416-358-7201
lroberts AT thc DOT on DOT ca

Amy Raposo
Associate, Communications and Media Relations
Trillium Health Centre Foundation
Office: 905-848-7580, ext. 3299
amraposo AT thc DOT on DOT ca

pdf file Download this release as PDF»