New SFU professorship to boost research collaboration with RCH
The collaboration between a Simon Fraser University professor and a critical care physician at Royal Columbian Hospital to wean seriously ill and injured patients off mechanical ventilators will benefit from a new research position established by the hospital’s foundation.
Dr. Steve Reynolds has been awarded the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation Professorship in Critical Care at Simon Fraser University. The $250,000, five-year professorship will support his research, aimed at saving lives and health costs.
Muslim business group raises $30K in half hour for Royal Columbian critical care
The Muslim Business Council of BC has made quick work of its goal in support of Royal Columbian Hospital’s critically ill and injured patients.
During a thirty minute pledge drive at the group’s annual fundraising dinner Sunday evening, in partnership with the Canadian Society of Fiji Muslims, guests made thousands of dollars in personal donations to help Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation purchase much-used patient monitoring equipment.
The total of more than $30,000 raised at the dinner will be directed by the Foundation towards a new Transport Monitor, which is used to keep a close watch on intensive care patients’ vital signs as they are carefully moved around the hospital for testing and procedures.