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Trail, BC, Canada – February 4, 2015 – The Lower Columbia Region is thriving! The most recent economic statistic in a series of published metrics highlighting our thriving economy is total capital investment in regional health facilities. Over $2.7 million dollars have been invested in the Lower Columbia region health care facilities over the past 2013/2014 fiscal year!
Some key investments the Interior Health Association (IHA) has contributed to in the past two years include new digital diagnostic mammography equipment, a new fluoroscopy multipurpose machine that allows for improved real-time (fluoroscopy) and regular x-rays as well as a new security system for Columbia View Lodge.
Since 2002, the IHA has invested a staggering $38M in capital investments in the Lower Columbia region, recognizing the importance of maintaining equipment and facilities and providing our residents access to state of the art technology. The IHA continues to invest in the future of health care in our region with another $1.5 million in planned investments for the next fiscal year at KBRH; including electrical upgrades, updated monitoring equipment for surgical patients and a new ultrasound machine.
Capital investment in our region is an essential tool to maintain and grow our healthcare system, to realize efficiencies and improve quality, and to meet the needs of the Lower Columbia residents.
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