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Keep Us Close - MRI Campaign


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Keep Us Close - MRI Campaign

Access to a local Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine in a community hospital has always been desired by the physicians of LACGH and surrounding area. Due to the astronomical cost of the acquisition and the specialized space required, it seemed like an out of reach dream for the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital (LACGH).

In December 2021, Ontario Health put out an invitation to all hospitals to request operational hours for new MRIs. The criteria was that the hospital must absorb the cost of purchasing the MRI as well as the cost associated for construction.

One year later...LACGH was approved for the MRI operational hours! Construction began in the summer of 2023 at the former LENADCO facility (310 Bridge St. W., Napanee), which will be an expansion of the diagnostic imaging department and home to the MRI machine, Bone Mineral Density and Mammography clinics.

We must recognize our hospital is more than just a building. It’s a lifeline for the health and well-being of our loved ones. When we invest in our local hospital, we invest in our children, our parents, our friends and ourselves. It is a testament to the strength of our community. And it shows how together, we can all do our part to keep healthcare close to home.

This is where your support truly shines!

We currently have a goal to raise $3.5 million for the purchase of the MRI and to expand diagnostic imaging services and facilities at our hospital campus. 

An MRI machine in our community means quick and easy access to vital diagnostic services, saving you from long trips for specialized care. This means better outcomes for patients and an overall improvement in local healthcare services, making it easier for everyone to get the care they need right here at home.

Please consider donating today and help to keep health care close to home for your loved ones in Lennox and Addington and our surrounding communities.