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Moncton, Thursday, June 27, 2019 – The members of the organizing committee for the 18th Scotiabank - BMW Moncton Golf Classic proudly presented a cheque for $82,000 to the CHU Dumont Foundation. The annual tournament took place yesterday at the Fox Creek Golf Course in Dieppe.

The funds raised this year will allow the purchase of a portable ultrasound device and an APS PRO system to perform bronchial provocation tests in the pulmonary function laboratory. 

"The bronchial provocation test is a medical examination used in the diagnosis of asthma and certain forms of allergies. It is carried out as part of respiratory functional explorations," says pulmonologist Dr. Matthieu Gaudet. “The test is designed to determine if a patient suffers from bronchial hyperreactivity. It meets the standards of the European Respiratory Society and the American Thoracic Society published in 2017.”

 With these funds, the hospital will also be able to purchase a state-of-the-art echo reading station for the cardiology department. Cardiologist Dr. Michel D'Astous explains that transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is an imaging technique based on the use of ultrasound. It provides images of different cardiac structures and evaluates their functioning. "This test is required for screening, diagnosis and the appropriate treatment of many cardiac conditions," he adds. 

Once again, this year, the Golf Classic was proudly sponsored by Scotiabank and BMW Moncton.

BMW Moncton General Manager Chris Bacich and Scotiabank Branch Manager Emile Albert are the co-chairs of the organizing committee. They are delighted with the results.

"Year after year, this event meets the expectations of all who participate," says Mr. Bacich. "It's a fun day and an opportunity for us to support a great cause. BMW Moncton is extremely proud to contribute to improving health care for our community."

Emile Albert weighs in. "Health and well-being are among Scotiabank's key areas of priority in the communities where we operate. Supporting the Golf Classic gives Scotiabank an opportunity to have a positive impact. I think we can say mission accomplished once again. "

Nadine Martin, Executive Director of the CHU Dumont Foundation, believes that the end-result of this 18th Golf Classic shows just how important improving the care offered at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre is for the community.

"Our goal at the Foundation is the same every year. We want to improve the experience that patients and their families have at the Dumont University Hospital. And, this is exactly what these new pieces of equipment will do. If we managed to accomplish something important today, it is thanks to the generosity of our partners in the community."

Since 1983, the CHU Dumont Foundation has been playing a leading role at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre. Its support aimed at improving health care services is essential to the hospital's vitality. It has allowed it to acquire state-of-the-art equipment and to implement and enhance programs that foster community wellness.


In the photo, from left to right:

Marilyn Saucier, Director of Development, Major Events at the CHU Dumont Foundation; Jean Arsenault, Medtronics; Dr Matthieu Gaudet, pulmonologist; Chris Bacich, BMW Moncton, co-chair; John Foran, RBC Dominion Securities; Roger LeBlanc, Remax Avante; Nadine Martin, Executive Director of the CHU Dumont Foundation; Dr Janice Cormier, auctioneer; Émile Albert, Scotiabank, co-chair; Monica Poirier, Events Coordinator at the CHU Dumont Foundation; and Dr Michel d’Astous, cardiologist. Absent from the photo: Jocelyne LeBlanc, Remax Avante.



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CHU Dumont Foundation
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