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Rotarians help purchase an infant stabilette

Members of Campbell River rotary clubs present the Campbell River Hospital with new equipment for the maternity ward. Pictured from left are: Mark DeGagne (Rotary), Debbie Arkwright (clinical coordinator of the hospital’s maternity department), Francois Egan (Rotary), David Heath (Rotary), Stacey Marsh (executive director of the Hospital Foundation and Rotary member), and Lorrie Bewza (Rotary). - Photo submitted
Members of Campbell River rotary clubs present the Campbell River Hospital with new equipment for the maternity ward. Pictured from left are: Mark DeGagne (Rotary), Debbie Arkwright (clinical coordinator of the hospital’s maternity department), Francois Egan (Rotary), David Heath (Rotary), Stacey Marsh (executive director of the Hospital Foundation and Rotary member), and Lorrie Bewza (Rotary).
— image credit: Photo submitted

The rotary clubs of Campbell River recently presented $11,296 to the Campbell River Hospital Foundation.

The funds are the proceeds from the March for Children, held around town last December and will help purchase an Infant Stabilette for the maternity department at the hospital.

On average, 400 babies are born in the Campbell River Hospital each year and an infant Stabilette is present at each birth.  This equipment is used to perform a baby’s first exam and health care measurements. The Stabilette also functions as a neonatal crash cart in the event there are complications after birth. The cost of a Stabilette is $25,000.

There are two rotary clubs in Campbell River – the Rotary Club of Campbell River and the Rotary Club of Campbell River Daybreak.

The main objective of Rotary is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.

Throughout their history, Campbell River Rotarians have continuously adopted the theme that Rotarians are committed to “putting something back into the community.”

This has resulted in millions of dollars and tens of thousands of volunteer hours into projects for the citizens of Campbell River. The March for Children takes place in December on the last Saturday before Christmas, often on the coldest, wettest day.

The March is a project shared between the two Campbell River Clubs and has generated more than $350,000 since it began in the 1950s.

Anyone who would like to support the doctors, nurses and other key members of Campbell River’s healthcare team, and help ensure that you and your loved ones continue to receive first-class healthcare at home can donate to the hospital online at www.crhospitalfoudnation.ca or by calling (250) 850-2418.

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