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Technologically advanced hospital opens in BC

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – GE Healthcare announced at the grand opening of the new Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre (ARHCC) that a wide variety of state-of-the-art healthcare technologies have been installed to help physicians diagnose a range of diseases.

Residents of Abbotsford and the Fraser Valley will now have greater access to some of the most innovative and technologically advanced diagnostic and treatment services in British Columbia.

“We are incredibly proud to be a part of this flagship project – the first public-private partnership hospital for B.C. and the first new regional hospital to be built here in almost 30 years,” said Peter Robertson, General Manager, GE Healthcare, Canada. “GE’s partnership with Access Health Abbotsford, the BC Cancer Agency and Fraser Health Authority means that area residents have access to improved healthcare services and facilities, both complimenting and enhancing ARHCC’s focus on delivering exceptional patient care.”

“We are thrilled to partner with GE Healthcare to provide residents of Abbotsford and the Fraser Valley with some of the most advanced diagnostic and treatment technology in the country, making this facility truly state-of-the-art,” said Jeri Lynch, Project Manager, Equipment and Technical Operations for the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre.

As part of this partnership, GE Healthcare delivered a complete solution for the hospital that linked technology to patient needs across a range of clinical care areas, including the first MRI machine for a hospital in the Fraser Valley, a new neonatal intensive care unit focused on high risk newborns, real time monitoring of the Emergency Room beds, wireless, bedside nurse call stations to enhance patient focus, and expanded surgical suites with a focus on cardiac care.

Created as part of GE’s early health model, these products allow healthcare professionals to focus on early diagnosis, intervention and prevention of disease. The aim is to help people live longer, fuller lives while decreasing the occurrence of unnecessary surgeries.

ARHCC will offer innovations including digital mammograms, CT, mobile and digital X-ray units, complete physiological monitoring systems, telemetry systems and other wireless communication tools, gamma cameras, portable ultrasound units, one bone densitometer, anesthesia patient systems and portable vital signs monitors among other technologies. GE Healthcare is also providing medical imaging management, physician information management and a full suite of surgery-related solutions for the new facility.

About GE Healthcare
GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. Our expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, performance improvement, drug discovery and biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies is helping clinicians around the word re-imagine new ways to predict, diagnose, inform, treat and monitor disease, so patients can live their lives to the fullest. GE Healthcare’s broad range of products and services enable healthcare providers to better diagnose and treat cancer, heart disease, neurological diseases and other conditions earlier. GE’s vision for the future is to enable a new “early health” model of care focused on earlier diagnosis, pre-symptomatic disease detection and disease prevention. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a $17 billion unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employs more than 46,000 people committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries. For more information about GE Healthcare, visit the website at