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Rae Fawcett Breast Health Clinic and Rae Fawcett Simulation Centre

September 15, 2016 - 2:10 PM

KAMLOOPS - Royal Inland Hospital Foundation CEO Heidi Coleman along with Health Minister Terry Lake, announced the naming of the Rae Fawcett Simulation Centre and the Rae Fawcett Breast Health Clinic on Sept. 10, 2016 during the 3rd annual RIH Foundation Dancing Like the Stars Women’s Health fundraiser.

Both spaces are located in the brand new Clinical Services Building recently opened at Royal Inland Hospital.

Rae Fawcett and her family have contributed towards expanded health care at RIH over the years and most recently have generously donated $1 million toward the Breast Health Clinic and the Simulation Centre in the new Clinical Services Building at the hospital.

"We are deeply grateful and touched by her generosity, commitment and support," Heidi Coleman said. "She believes in what we are doing and feels strongly about providing women and men in our community with faster access to breast cancer diagnostics and treatment as well as ongoing educational opportunities presented in the Simulation Centre.”

“On behalf of the provincial government, I thank Rae Fawcett for this donation,” Lake said. “This generous gift will have a direct impact on patient care in the Kamloops region by helping to improve breast health outcomes as well as training opportunities for health professionals.”

The impact of adding a second centre to the IH Simulation Program in the Rae Fawcett Simulation Centre is that it will provide a space for hands-on medical training and professional development for doctors, nurses, health-care professionals and medical students.

“Interior Health and specifically Royal Inland Hospital are very appreciative of Rae Fawcett’s generous donation,” Carol Laberge, RIH Health Services Administrator said. “We are proud to have the Breast Health Clinic and Simulation Centre bear Rae Fawcett’s name, and we look forwarding to using her donation toward enhancing care for the patients we serve.”

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