Ribbon Cutting at Saugeen Shores CT

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Highlights Another Medical Imaging Milestone

Just two weeks after celebrating the commencement of operations of a second Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine at the Owen Sound Hospital, Brightshores Health System is excited to further expand its services.

Up until now, the corporation’s only scanner was located at the Owen Sound Hospital and 20% of approximately 16,185 annual CT scans were provided to patients from Saugeen Shores and surrounding communities.

Renovation of a 10,000-square-foot area was completed at the Southampton Hospital in 2019 in preparation for the CT scanner.

“A new CT scanner in Southampton will greatly increase local access for patients, reduce costs associated with ambulance transfers to our Owen Sound Hospital, and give patients faster access to their test results,” noted Ann Ford, President and CEO of Brightshores, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony held the evening of Wednesday, November 22.

CT scans are further becoming a diagnostic tool of choice for many physicians due to the technology’s capability to capture clear and detailed images.

“Our Foundation Board and staff are grateful for the tremendous support the community has given to this important project to support the hospital. The generosity we witnessed throughout this CT campaign was phenomenal and truly heartwarming”, said Martha Bennett, Chair of the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation Board.

The CT scanner at the Owen Sound Hospital operates five days per week, ten hours per day, for scheduled visits; and is available 24/7 for urgent cases. The addition of the CT scanner in Saugeen Shores means that Brightshores can better manage the volume of CT patients across the system and provide continuity of service.

Media contact:

Sarah Cunningham, Manager of Communications & Public Relations

519-376-2121 Ext. 2801 | sacunningham@brightshores.ca