Thanks to the generosity of a local business, the Penticton Regional Hospital is one step closer to getting a new CT scanner.
The South Okanagan Similkameen (SOS) Medical Foundation announced Thursday that Peters Bros. Construction is donating $1.7 million toward a second CT medical imaging unit at PRH.
The new scanner will be located near the Emergency Department, now undergoing a major expansion. The SOS says the new scanner will be operational by the time the Emergency Department renovation is completed, in early 2022.
Peters Bros. president Joe Cuzzocrea said the CT scanner provides another boost to the community’s health care.
“It’s needed, the hospital is new. Let’s support it and get this new equipment for the hospital now,” he said.
Cuzzocrea hopes the company’s gift will encourage other businesses and individuals in the community to donate as well.
The construction company has long been involved in supporting many Penticton community events such as the Peach Festival, Snowbirds aerial performances and in providing children’s tickets to Penticton Vees’ hockey games.
David Kampe, the company’s late owner, was a major supporter of PRH.
Peters Bros. has about 150 employees involved in paving and road construction projects throughout BC and operates a number of asphalt plants in the province. Cuzzocrea has been with the Penticton-based firm since 1982.