The LGH Nuclear Medicine department was renamed in recognition of Dr. Cohen’s ongoing generousity and commitment, giving more than $1M of donations to the Foundation.

Big donations help LGH get two new gamma cameras

It was a party down in the Nuclear Medicine Department of Lions Gate Hospital on Wednesday afternoon as two new SPECT/CT gamma cameras were added to the department’s arsenal.

The purchase of the cameras  marked the completion of the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation’s Nuclear Medicine Matching Campaign thanks to the generosity of many donors, in particular Dr. Philip Cohen, who donated $750,000 of the necessary $1.5 million to purchase the equipment.

The department has now been renamed the Dr. Philip Cohen Nuclear Medicine Centre in his honour.

“We are deeply appreciative of Dr. Cohen’s extraordinary contribution and his personal commitment to the future of health care at LGH,” says Foundation president Judy Savage. “We are extremely pleased to name the Nuclear Medicine Department in his honour.”

The new gamma cameras will give doctors at LGH access to 3D images of unprecedented detail and precision, allowing for faster, more accurate diagnoses of everything from heart disease and diabetic complications to cancer, bone injuries and osteoporosis. The faster cameras will also allow the department to serve an additional 600 patients each year, bringing the annual total to almost 10,000 scans.

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Some of the Doctors of Philanthropy on tour of the new CT scanner included: (l to r) Lorraine Toljanic; Egidio Pasin, LGH Site Coordinator, Diagnostic Imaging; Sheilah Grant; Bruce Coulter, Supervisor, MRI, CT & Angiography; Pierre Lebel and Fraser Grant.

Dr. Philip Cohen, clinical director of Nuclear Medicine, generously matched every donation to the campaign dollar for dollar, effectively doubling the donations of the more than 1,700 businesses and individuals who supported the cause. Thank you.

LGH's Nuclear Medicine Department has been renamed the The Dr. Philip Cohen Nuclear Medicine Centre following his generous donation of $750,000 to help purchase two gamma cameras

LGH’s Nuclear Medicine Department has been renamed the The Dr. Philip Cohen Nuclear Medicine Centre following his generous donation of $750,000 to help purchase two gamma cameras

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