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Gift of Care

Author: 
Jennifer Rae
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

It’s an Echocardiogram (ECG) Machine!

Every patient who comes through our emergency room doors with cardiac issues, from simple palpitations to arrest or arrhythmia, needs an ECG — a diagnostic test that helps visualize the heart. An ECG is most often performed immediately after a patient is triaged and is a critical part of identifying those in need of urgent treatment. Our current ECG machines are at the end of their life spans and must be replaced at the cost of $20,000 each.

Will you help?

Check your mailbox this fall for a special letter outlining the importance of the ECG and other emergency medical equipment. If just 400 donors give $100 each, we can bring these vitally important new ECG machines to North York General, so please give generously.

Click here to look at our full list of urgent equipment needs, and give a Gift of Care today.