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New Donor-funded Technology Arrives at HSC Winnipeg

July 28, 2023

Operation Excellence campaign ushers in a new era of surgical innovation at Manitoba’s hospital

“This campaign was designed to help HSC deliver the best care possible by acquiring the latest generation of minimally invasive surgical technology, and that is exactly what we are seeing. Our donors understand the role they can play in upgrading Manitoba’s hospital and improving patient outcomes. We’re very grateful,” says Jonathon Lyon, President and CEO of the HSC Foundation.

HSC Foundation donors have been keeping delivery drivers busy as the transformational Operation Excellence campaign advances toward the finish line.

“There has been a steady flow of new equipment arriving,” says Jonathon Lyon, President and CEO of the HSC Foundation. “This campaign was designed to help HSC deliver the best care possible by acquiring the latest generation of minimally invasive surgical technology, and that is exactly what we are seeing. Our donors understand the role they can play in upgrading Manitoba’s hospital and improving patient outcomes. We’re very grateful.”

Operation Excellence was launched in June as a million campaign to revitalize and refocus HSC as a surgical centre of excellence and innovation. The campaign, seeded by million in provincial government funding, is the largest in the history of the HSC Foundation.

Thanks to Operation Excellence donors, HSC has a facial nerve monitor that provides precise, real-time information to surgeons so that permanent nerve damage can be avoided during sensitive facial surgery.

Some of the technology acquired to date includes: an advanced navigational system for neurosurgery that allows surgeons to pinpoint the location of even the smallest, deepest abnormalities in the brain; a new urology tower and flexible scopes equipped with cameras, allowing surgeons to find and remove problematic tissue through the smallest incisions possible; a facial nerve monitor that provides precise, real-time information to surgeons so that permanent nerve damage can be avoided during sensitive facial surgery, and others.

Beyond technology, the campaign is also enabling the expansion of HSC’s Pain Clinic, the development of new operating rooms at the former Women’s Hospital on Notre Dame Ave., and other critical renovations to deliver optimal care. “This campaign isn’t over, but we are already seeing an impact on the patient experience and also on the staff experience. Having the best possible spaces and the latest equipment is a key to attracting and retaining excellent personnel,” says Dr. Shawn Young, HSC’s Chief Operating Officer. “Operation Excellence is a shining example of the hospital and the Foundation working together for benefit of Manitobans. This campaign will have a profound and lasting impact on how we deliver care.”

 

To learn more about the Operation Excellence campaign, and to make an online donation, visit the Operation Excellence website.

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