Once again this year, the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital Auxiliary invested in state-of-the-art equipment for the BMP Hospital. The sales from the Boutique enabled the Auxiliary to invest $40,000 in the purchase of a Chronos device for the Sterilization Department. The remaining funds were provided by the BMP Foundation to complete the purchase.
Even though this unit is often unknown compared to other parts of the hospital, it is nonetheless essential to daily activities. The Chronos device is an ecological and rapid disinfection system for the disinfection of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) probes. This device will allow us to eliminate the risks related to the handling of the harmful disinfectant solution. The acquisition of the device will have a positive impact on the working conditions of hospital employees and will improve the quality and safety of the processing. While increasing the life cycle of the equipment, the Chronos system will also save time compared to the current method and therefore be more productive.
The Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital Auxiliary Boutique has been a vital part of the hospital for many years. With a team of about ten volunteers, the Auxiliaries are committed to giving their time to manage and run the Hospital Boutique. They also organize a few fundraising activities such as the Christmas Raffle which is held every year.