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Jack Bowers Grateful Patient Shuswap Lake General Hospital Salmon Arm, BC Canada

Grateful Patient Jack Bowers – Local resident Jack Bowers recently experienced a life-threatening cardiac incident. With Jack’s wife performing CPR, Jack arrived at Emergency at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital in a coma and in critical condition. He was immediately placed in an area with ice packed around him to protect his brain and cardiac system. It was vitally important to keep Jack’s body temperature at an optimum level to enable treatment. Jack stated “everything was done in a critical timeline”. The outcome was extremely successful and 3 weeks later Jack was back at work, exercising and living with a ...read more

Stryker Meditherm Unit Shuswap Lake General Hospital fundraising by Shuswap Hospital Foundation

Stryker Meditherm System – Following a request from the Shuswap Lake General Hospital, the Shuswap Hospital Foundation has committed funds for the purchase of a Stryker Meditherm System. This system will enable medical staff to quickly and efficiently control hypothermia, a condition where the body has lost too much heat, and hyperthermia, a condition where the body needs to be cooled.

Currently staff at the hospital use ice packs and/or fans to assist in treating hypothermia or hyperthermia. These conditions can be the result of a skiing, snowmobiling or boating accident or a heart/stroke event. One local resident, Jack ...read more

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