WELLINGTON, June 14, 2023 –The Rotary Club of Wellington continues to show their ongoing commitment for our County hospital by funding an essential piece of equipment in partnership with the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation (PECMHF). Read full story at PECMHF.ca

In an act of love for their local hospital, the Club has raised $26,008 for the purchase of an Echocardiogram (ECG) Machine needed in the Emergency Department at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital (PECMH).

An ECG is a special machine that tests the heart using sound waves and produces live images of the heart, called an echocardiogram. Having this equipment allows the physician on duty to monitor the heart and how its valves function. An echocardiogram is key in determining the health of the heart muscle, especially after a heart attack. It can also reveal heart defects, or irregularities, in unborn babies.

The Rotary Club of Wellington raised the funds needed for the ECG over a six-month period. Donations from Rotary’s maple syrup sales in partnership with Nyman Farms this past spring contributed to the amount raised. Rotarians sold Diners and Duffers books with proceeds supporting the cause and Wellington Rotary’s bottle recycling depot raised the balance.

Pictured in front of the bottle return depot in Wellington from left: Barbara McConnell, board chairperson of the PECMH Foundation; Ken Robertson, president of the Rotary Club of Wellington; Wellington Rotary Foundation President, Phyo Kyi; Incoming Rotary President, Lyn McGowan; Rotarian Pierre LeBrun; Shannon Coull, executive director of the PECMH Foundation; Rotarian Ted Nash; and Rotarian Trudy Brown.