BMO Financial Group has donated $60,000 towards the new Ambulatory Care Department at Kelowna General Hospital, providing improved outpatient care to the community.
As part of the Take Care, Take Part Campaign, BMO’s donation helped to build the new Ambulatory Care Department, providing space to bring all day surgery procedures together into one area of the hospital, and enabling staff to improve efficiencies in all procedures. These improvements in turn have reduced waiting times for tests, diagnosis, and treatments or rehabilitation, enabling patients to return to the comfort of their home for a faster and less stressful recovery process.
Ambulatory Care has a variety of clinics that service many different patient needs. Some of the services offered through ambulatory care include minor surgical procedures, orthopedic and plastics cast clinics, cystoscopy, colposcopy, pain clinic, medical treatments including intravenous medications and blood products.
These clinics combined have approximately 30,000 visits per year.
“BMO is very pleased to make a donation pledge of $60,000 to Kelowna General Hospital Foundation for the Take Care, Take Part campaign,” said Sean Armstrong, District Vice President, BC Interior, North & Yukon, BMO Bank of Montreal.
“BMO Financial Group’s donation will be put to good use in the new Ambulatory Care Department. Our employees are proud that the funds will help Kelowna General Hospital make improvements to health care in our region and will be delighted to see that our gift receives special name recognition in the Waiting Room Area.”