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  • The Friends of the Cornwall Regional Hospital have donated 10 vital signs monitors valued at $1.7 million to the St. James-based health facility.
  • Chief Executive Officer of CRH, Anthony Smikle expressed “deep appreciation” for the monitors, noting that they will be put into service immediately.
  • “They have been very generous to us, and over the years we have benefited from quite a number of equipment for the special-care nursery such as electrocardiograms (ECG)) and now these monitors,” Mr. Smikle said.

The Friends of the Cornwall Regional Hospital have donated 10 vital signs monitors valued at $1.7 million to the St. James-based health facility.

Chief Executive Officer of CRH, Anthony Smikle expressed “deep appreciation” for the monitors, noting that they will be put into service immediately.

He was speaking at the presentation ceremony held at the hospital on Wednesday (August 17).

The Friends of Cornwall Regional Hospital is a group of volunteers, who have been supporting the hospital for the past 40 years through the donation of equipment.

“They have been very generous to us, and over the years we have benefited from quite a number of equipment for the special-care nursery such as electrocardiograms (ECG)) and now these monitors,” Mr. Smikle said.

President of the Friends of CRH, Monica Caine, informed that the group uses the proceeds of fundraising events to purchase well-needed equipment for the hospital.

Along with the vital signs monitors the Friends also provided a bench for the hospital’s reception area.

Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Western Regional Health Authority (WHRA), Tony Hart was on hand for the presentation ceremony.