The LGH Foundation is proud to share these stories with our community. Your support made these terrific advancements possible and helped to elevate the quality of care at our community hospital.
Maria Saputo Monticciolo Short Stay Unit
The very generous $500,000 donation from the Saputo Monticciolo family, made in loving memory of Maria Saputo Monticciolo, allowed for the construction of a brand-new, permanant facility: the Short Stay Unit (SSU). The SSU helps to significantly reduce overcrowding in the LGH Emergency Room and shorten the patient's length of stay. To read more about this advancement and see photos, please click here.
LGH Pediatric Clinic
Over $191,000 has been raised as of April 2012 to purchase more than 40 pieces of much-needed equipment for the LGH Pediatric Clinic. The Pediatric Clinic is a gem for West Island families, saving them the hassle of a trip downtown to receive vital procedures for their children. The Pediatric Clinic's services are growing and expanding to include E.N.T. surgeries performed by doctors from the LGH and The Montreal Children's Hospital. To learn more about the Pediatric Clinic, click here.
2011 Events for the LGH Emergency Room
All LGH Foundation events in the 2011 calendar year were dedicated towards raising funds for modernizing and rebuilding the LGH Emergency Room, the third busiest on the island of Montreal. Thanks to the generosity of our community, over $700,000 was raised for the ER project. These funds will be used to purchase crucial equipment from the Emergency Department's priority list. Details about all our events can be found here.
Dr. Tomas Kaufman, Chief of the LGH Emergency Department
Nick Di Tomaso Birthing Centre
The top-notch Obstetrics and Gynecological teams at the LGH will soon be staffing a state-of-the-art new Birthing Centre. The Nick Di Tomaso Birthing Centre on the hospital's second floor is scheduled to open in fall 2012. The new facility will offer larger, private birthing rooms to accommodate every stage of the process, in addition to providing the latest medical technologies for increased comfort and safety for new mothers and their families. The LGH Foundation thanks the Eric T. Webster Foundation for their remarkable contribution to this important project.
LGH Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Service
The LGH Foundation recently purchased a crucial piece of equipment for use by the LGH Endoscopy Service. The cautery machine allows patients to be treated at the LGH who previously would have been transferred to a downtown hospital. This is a major first step in expanding Gastroenterological services at the LGH.
The LGH Endoscopy Team