AD{TS3518677} NOVEMBER 2014

Welcoming your grandbabies at NBRHC

Decreasing risks of labour and delivery with advanced monitoring system

By Tammy Morison - President & CEO, North Bay Regional Health Centre Foundation The safe and healthy delivery of a grandchild is one of the greatest joys any grandparent could ask for. The ability to have the child delivered close to home is another blessing, giving new families the opportunity to share the moment with their loved ones. The North Bay Regional Health Centre (NBRHC) has helped bring this gift to countless grandparents in your region, having performed over 3,000 births since opening. Although labour and delivery is a common practice at NBRHC, it is one of the riskiest operations conducted at any health centre. In fact, one in three births involves some kind of complication. As a high-risk referral centre for surrounding communities, NBRHC confronts these risks on a daily basis. Luckily, new medical technology can help doctors and nurses detect complications early on and respond accordingly. ?Early intervention is crucial when it comes to labour and delivery,? says Dr. Lukmaan Waja, OBGYN at NBRHC. ?The Central Fetal Monitor System gives nurses and doctors the ability to monitor mother One in three births involves some kind of complication. ?The Central Fetal Monitoring System gives us the opportunity to detect problems at their earliest sign and take the necessary actions to prevent harm,? says Dr. Lukmaan Waja, OBGYN at NBRHC. and child throughout labour and delivery. It gives us the opportunity to detect problems at their earliest sign and take the necessary actions to prevent harm.? The Central Fetal Monitoring System not only helps with real-time analysis and early intervention, it creates electronic medical records for mother and baby. Not only can this data be archived for up to 30 years, it gives nurses and healthcare providers more time to spend with patients. ?Your community is currently fundraising to purchase this critical piece of equipment to help the healthcare team to provide the highest quality of care possible for your grandbabies,? says Tammy Morison, President and CEO of NBRHC Foundation. ?This technology provides detailed analysis throughout the birthing process so families can spend more time with each other, rather than worrying about the delivery.? The Central Fetal Monitoring System costs $1.25 million. Please consider donating to help ensure your new grandbabies are provided with the highest quality care possible. For more information visit nbrhc. on.ca/foundation or call 705.495.8125. Help ensure your grandbabies are provided with the highest quality care by supporting the purchase of the Central Fetal Monitoring System for Labour and Delivery. Babies are depending on you.

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