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Jun 22, 2023

Headwaters Health Care Foundation Launches Smart Headwaters

Headwaters Health Care Foundation is proud to announce the launch of Smart Headwaters, its transformative $18 million fundraising campaign, aimed at acquiring a cutting-edge MRI machine and other vital medical technology to enhance diagnostic capabilities and elevate patient care within the community. This ambitious campaign represents a major milestone for the hospital and its commitment to providing exceptional healthcare services to the residents of Dufferin-Caledon and the surrounding areas.


The centerpiece of Smart Headwaters is the acquisition of a state-of-the-art Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine. The new MRI technology will revolutionize medical imaging services at Headwaters Health Care Centre, allowing for more accurate and timely diagnoses, improved treatment planning, and enhanced patient outcomes.


Headwaters Health Care Centre has long been dedicated to delivering exceptional community health care, and this campaign aligns perfectly with that vision. With the new MRI machine, we will be able to provide our patients with advanced imaging services closer to home, reducing the need for long-distance travel and ensuring timely access to critical diagnostic information.


Additional medical technology, programs and services that will be funded by Smart Headwaters include:

• Dialysis Unit Expansion and Relocation

• New CT

• Nuclear Medicine Camera

• Nursing Education

• MEDITECH Expanse

• Tomosynthesis Mammography

• Bone Densitometry

• Health information infrastructure

• Surgical C-Arm


Kim Delahunt, CEO of Headwaters Health Care Centre, expressed her enthusiasm for the fundraising campaign, stating, "Exceptional community health care requires constant innovation and investment. With the launch of this campaign, we are taking a significant step towards improving the quality of care we can offer to our patients. The acquisition of the new MRI machine will strengthen our diagnostic capabilities and enable us to deliver timely, accurate, and compassionate care to our community, while our expanded dialysis unit and additional investments in medical technology will give our health care team the space and tools they need to provide the exceptional care they are capable of."


Dr. Grace Wang, Chief of Staff at Headwaters Health Care Centre, emphasized the importance of having MRI services readily available within the community, saying, "Access to advanced medical imaging services, such as MRI, plays a crucial role in diagnosing and treating a wide range of medical conditions. The new MRI machine will be instrumental in providing our medical professionals with the tools they need to make informed decisions and deliver personalized care tailored to each patient's unique needs."


"We are thrilled to pledge $1 million in support of Smart Headwaters. As campaign chair, I believe we all have a responsibility to ensure that our hospital has the necessary resources to deliver top-notch care close to home. By investing in modern equipment like the MRI machine and life-saving services such as the dialysis unit, we are making a profound difference in the lives of countless patients, providing them with the highest quality of care and a renewed sense of hope. Together, we can create a stronger, healthier future for our community."

The given from Joan & Paul Waechter brings the total raised to $11.2 million. Headwaters Health Care Foundation is calling upon the generosity and support of community members, local businesses, and philanthropic organizations to help make this vision a reality. Through their contributions, donors will play a vital role in enhancing the healthcare landscape of our community and positively impacting the lives of countless individuals.

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