The Saint John Dragon Boat Festival
The Saint John Dragon Boat Festival is a fundraising project of St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is to raise funds that help meet the needs of St. Joseph’s Hospital for equipment, research and education. Together with our sponsors, your donations help to ensure St. Joseph’s Hospital continues to meet the needs of the residents of Greater Saint John now and in the future.
Your 2013 Dragon Boat Donations
This year funds raised will support the purchase of a Surgical Microscope for Surgical Services and an Ultrasound for Diagnostic Imaging.
St. Joseph’s Surgery department sees close to 7000 patients a year. A new Surgical Microscope will play a vital role in St. Joseph’s Surgical Department replacing aging technology and providing increased visual quality for Neurosurgery, ENT, Plastic Surgery, Urology and Orthopaedic procedures. It will allow our surgeons to provide superior quality care to our patients.
St. Joseph’s Ultrasound Department provided over 4000 exams last year. A new Ultrasound will help enhance diagnostic capabilities, allowing our physicians and staff to see more clearly minute tissue details for the most accurate diagnosis. Ultrasound imaging is provided for men, women and children. Support of this new technology will give new parents the first glimpse of their baby and help intervene if they need specialized care. In some instances this technology will be life-saving for cases such as early diagnosis of an aneurism, blood clots or cancerous tumors.
Please join us on August 24th 2013 in our effort to help our Medical Staff see more clearly and to diagnose problems early. The purchase of the identified equipment will support continued medical excellence at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Your 2012 Dragon Boat Donations
Last year’s festival raised $253,000. to purchase specialized equipment for St. Joe's Urology Department and Prostate Clinic. St. Joe's urology team is incredibly committed to their patients. Their dedication provided the Foundation with the inspiration for this year's dragon boat festival. Equipment includes a new Prostate Ultrasound, Cysto-Videoscopes and Ureteroscopes.
The purchase of the identified equipment will create an opportunity for St. Joseph's Hospital to play a leading role in Men's Health and Wellness in the area of urological disease and disorders. Thank you for join us in our effort to ensure that the men in our community receive the most advanced prostate and urologic care possible.