Envision the Impact
More Capacity | More Advanced Technology | More Peace of Mind
When a problem can be seen clearly, it can be treated more effectively. That’s why diagnostic imaging is an essential focus now that Grace Hospital has transitioned to one of only three acute care facilities in Winnipeg. Our goal is to redevelop diagnostic imaging at the Grace, making our hospital a more valuable asset for the entire Winnipeg health region. With your help, we will add new equipment and cutting-edge technology. We will enlarge and modernize the entire department.
For patients, these improvements will mean greater peace of mind during life’s most stressful moments. They will know their treatments are based on the best diagnostic testing available.
“Envision Our Grace” Diagnostic Imaging Capital Campaign (4:23 min)
SPECT-CT Gamma Camera: This state-of-the-art camera will be used to create 3D pictures of internal organs, primarily for cancer diagnosis. It can also be used to reveal hidden bone fractures and blocked blood vessels, and for specialized cardiac imaging.
Additional CT Scanner: A second scanner will help to shorten wait times, avoid bottlenecks and provide back-up as patient capacity at the Grace expands. The new scanner will also have additional capabilities, making it possible to perform more types of examinations.
Additional Ultrasound: We will develop two new rooms for ultrasound as we increase the number of machines from three to four. These improvements will decrease wait times for modes of imaging that are in high demand in acute care settings.
Digital X-Ray: All of our radiology equipment will be upgraded to fully digital imaging. This will mean less exposure to radiation and faster access to high-resolution images. When necessary, there will be immediate access to images right at the patient bedside.
Cardiology: Echocardiogram services will be added as current cardiac testing (EKG and Holter Monitoring) is relocated to the new department.
Picture the Benefits
More Tests, Better Tests: When this project is completed, our hospital will be better equipped for our growing role in the health care system. With the increase in emergency patients alone, the Grace will conduct 10,000 additional scans next year. In total, we will conduct over 80,000 tests in 2020, and more as our services expand.
More Precision in the Operating Room: New imaging technology will help surgical teams see hidden damage and pinpoint the location of cancerous tumors. Real time imaging will be available right in the operating room, helping a surgeon locate a kidney stone or insert hardware to stabilize a fracture in the perfect spot.
A Better Patient Experience: The redeveloped department will be bigger, brighter and more attractive. Patients will have more privacy and comfort.
Faster Answers for Surgery: Over 10,000 surgical procedures are conducted at the Grace each year, including 24-hour emergency orthopedic and general surgery. With these improvements, our surgeons will have faster access to the data they need.
As one of three acute care facilities in Winnipeg last year our patient volume increased by 22% and our volume of diagnostic tests increased by 20%.
Envision the Next Phase
A Plan to Build a True Campus of Care
Now, more than ever, Grace Hospital fulfills an essential role in the Winnipeg health care region. In recent years, we’ve been on a deliberate path of growth as we evolve into a true campus of care.
Through the consolidation of health care services in Winnipeg, we’ve become a full-service, acute-care hospital, providing emergency care and surgery 24 hours a day, plus critical care and medicine. We recently opened a state-of-the-art, 35,000-square-foot emergency department and a new MRI building. We became the site of Access Winnipeg West, which provides community health services, including a walk-in clinic. Through Grace Hospice, we also provide palliative care services. Now it’s time for the next step in our evolution – the redevelopment of our diagnostic imaging services.
Our vision is a bigger and better department – one that will act as the nerve centre of the entire hospital. It will provide faster and better diagnostic imaging for everyone we serve, whether they rely on the Grace for emergency, in-patient or out-patient care.
The Envision Our Grace Capital Campaign is fundamental to this evolution. Together, we can make our vision a reality.
Message from the Campaign Co-Chairs
Dr. Garvin Pierce, MD, FRCPC
Irene Merie, ICD.D, CPA Hon., CA Hon.
Our Grace Hospital has now become one of the cornerstones of health care for Winnipeg. Just as Grace Hospital is a cornerstone of our community, the future of Diagnostic Imaging is indeed the cornerstone of patient care. That’s why we need your help.
The Envision Our Grace Capital Campaign will bring vital new technology and significant new capacity to our Diagnostic Imaging facility. In turn this will help us provide the best care possible to our patients.
Ultimately the new Diagnostic Imaging Facility will save lives. An illness or injury cannot be treated until the precise extent of the ailment is known. Our new and improved diagnostic capabilities will provide that precision.
You too can be a cornerstone. Generous donors are the foundation upon which this campaign will be built. Your gift to the Envision Our Grace Capital Campaign is a cornerstone on that foundation.
Envision and Invest
Your gift to the Envision Our Grace Capital Campaign will help assure that our patients have the very best in new diagnostic technology. Help us bring this vision into focus.
Donate Online, by Phone or Mail
Please print a donation form and mail your completed form, along with your donation to:
Grace Hospital Foundation
300 Booth Drive
Winnipeg, MB R3J 3M7