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Rankin Run Supports Technological Advancements for WLMH

Posted on July 15th, 2020 in News

Computed tomography (CT) is coming to West Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

A CT Scanner combines a series of X-ray images taken from different angles around your body and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images (slices) of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside your body.  CT Scan images provide more detailed information than plain x-rays.

Representatives from the Rankin Run, Tom Rankin and Wendy Wing of Rankin Construction Inc., present a donation of $45,000 to Tony Joosse, Co-Chair of the Save WLMH Committee, and accepting on behalf of the WLMH Foundation is Governing Board Secretary, Alice Klamer.  This gift has been designated to the CT Scanner Project.

“This year, although the Rankin Run was cancelled, we wanted to continue our tradition of giving back.  Recognizing the many benefits of bringing a CT Scanner to West Niagara, we chose to support the CT Scanner project at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital.  This is a very essential requirement for the delivery of patient care in West Niagara.”, stated Tom Rankin of Rankin Construction.  Mr. Rankin added, “The run director Mary Ann Edwards and her group of volunteers who work 365 days of the year, tirelessly and without remuneration,  make the run the success it is.” 

Tony Joosse, Co-Chair of Save WLMH noted, “This new diagnostic imaging machine is expected to open in the current facility, in 2020/2021 year, and will move to the new hospital once it is built.  This means most WLMH patients will no longer have to travel to another hospital for this important service.”

The CT Scanner project includes the capital cost of the scanner and the costs associated with construction, furniture, fixtures, licenses, workstations, software and training.  The WLMH Foundation has committed to fund the capital cost of the CT scanner.

“The WLMH Foundation is grateful to the organizers of the Rankin Run and Rankin Construction for investing in life, through their support of the CT Scanner project.   Every investment received helps fulfill our goal of funding the much needed equipment at WLMH, providing the most comprehensive medical care close to home.” states Alice Klamer, Secretary – WLMH Foundation. “We are most grateful to them for donating to this technological advancement required at our local hospital.”, she added.

For more information or to donate to the CT Scanner Project, click here.

About Rankin Construction Inc. / Rankin Run

Originally known as Stephens and Rankin Inc., the company was founded in 1978 by Tom Rankin and Dave Stephens.  Tom Rankin with his son Brian, and daughter Wendy, and family have been the sole proprietors since 1991. It is an innovative and diverse company that has a well deserved reputation for providing solid and dependable work. The company specializes in a wide range of heavy civil construction projects that include roads, bridges, sewer and water main, marine and renewable energy.

Rankin Construction is the title sponsor for the Rankin Cancer Run each year.  The philosophy of the run is very simple, to raise funds and give back to charities in the Regional Municipality of Niagara.  Over the past fourteen years, the Rankin Run has raised and returned to Niagara charities some $10,007,000; all benefitting our local communities.

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