With the new BiPAP (bi-level positive airway pressure) ventilator are (from left) nurse Megan Hansen

With the new BiPAP (bi-level positive airway pressure) ventilator are (from left) nurse Megan Hansen

Tuck Shop, Tim Hortons buy new ventilator for Creston Valley Hospital

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Thanks to the 2014 Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign and the efforts of the Creston Valley Hospital Tuck Shop, a new BiPAP (bi-level positive airway pressure) ventilator has arrived at the Creston Valley Hospital.

Last September, the annual cookie fundraising drive saw over 3,000 chocolate chip smile cookies being purchased in Creston. The Tim Hortons campaign raised $3,500, with the Tuck Shop contributing the remaining $2,000 in funding.

The BiPAP ventilator is designed to combine ease of use and comfort with technological innovations that adapt to a patient’s condition to deliver enhanced ventilation therapy. The device monitors the patient’s upper airway resistance and automatically adjusts to maintain a patient’s airway. This piece of equipment will allow the hospital to provide a higher level of care.

“It’s support from the community in purchasing Tim Hortons cookies that is the real story of success in bringing this equipment to Creston,” said Tuck Shop co-ordinator Mabel McCowan.

To learn more about the Tuck Shop or volunteer, contact Mabel McCowan at 250-866-5245.

EAST KOOTENAY FOUNDATION FOR HEALTH