Donors help bring Cysview technology to Humber River Hospital's urology department

Community Jan 30, 2017 InsideToronto.com

Two of Humber River Hospital’s most loyal and passionate donors have helped the Hospital once again lead the way in revolutionizing patient care in Canada.  Thanks to a generous investment directed by Sam and Donna Ciccolini, Humber has purchased Cysview and Blue Light Cystoscopy equipment for our Urology Department – making us the first Hospital in Canada to acquire this revolutionary technology. Clinical trials at the hospital have concluded successfully, with implementation of this cutting-edge technology into the hospital’s clinic service expected to start around late February.

On March 31, 2016, Sam and Donna received the inaugural Community Builders Tribute Award, with a total of $1 million raised at the gala event.  At their discretion, all proceeds from the event were directed to support the Department of Urology at Humber in recognition of the pioneering work of Dr. Jack Barkin. Special thanks to Fausto Gaudio and Senator Con Di Nino for their efforts in co-chairing this special night.

Sam and Donna’s dedication to Humber River Hospital is a true labour of love, one that has already impacted thousands of people in our community. As a Board Member at the time, Sam was instrumental in helping Humber receive approval for its redevelopment plans. Now the Ciccolinis’ generosity will help Humber continue to provide world class healthcare for generations to come with the acquisition of the Cysview equipment.

“When we were chosen to receive the Community Builder’s Award last March, we were extremely humbled by the honour and grateful for the opportunity to support a cause close to our hearts – Humber River Hospital,” explain Sam and Donna.  “Being able to see our support in a tangible way brings us great satisfaction and we are proud to have played a role in helping Humber become the first hospital in Canada to acquire Cysview.”

Cysview is a patented, innovative technology that aids surgeons in the diagnosis and management of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer.  Using Cysview and Blue Light cystoscopy, tumours fluoresce bright pink, making a clearer delineation between healthy versus tumorous tissue.  This allows surgeons to find tumors more easily, and remove tumors before it goes deeper into the organ.  Overall, it’s a more complete removal of the cancer that can prevent or delay a recurrence.

 

“Our donors such as Sam and Donna are truly an integral part of the Humber River Hospital community,” states Colleen Albiston, President and CEO, Humber River Hospital Foundation.  “The equipment and technology that they fund empower our physicians, nurses and health care teams to provide the very best in patient care with the most positive outcomes possible.  The impact of these gifts is felt first and foremost by our patients and their families – but in the case of new technology such as the one we just unveiled, we advance healthcare in the entire country.  Sam and Donna, thank you for helping Humber lead the way for all Canadians.”


This article is part of Your Community Hospitals online project in Toronto highlighting the health care services and programs available to residents close to home. Hosted by Metroland Media Toronto, project partners include Humber River Hospital, North York General Hospital, Scarborough and Rouge Hospital, and St. Joseph’s Health Centre. For more, visit www.insidetoronto.com/yourcommunityhospitals

Donors help bring Cysview technology to Humber River Hospital's urology department

Cysview aids surgeons in the diagnosis and management of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer.

Community Jan 30, 2017 InsideToronto.com

Two of Humber River Hospital’s most loyal and passionate donors have helped the Hospital once again lead the way in revolutionizing patient care in Canada.  Thanks to a generous investment directed by Sam and Donna Ciccolini, Humber has purchased Cysview and Blue Light Cystoscopy equipment for our Urology Department – making us the first Hospital in Canada to acquire this revolutionary technology. Clinical trials at the hospital have concluded successfully, with implementation of this cutting-edge technology into the hospital’s clinic service expected to start around late February.

On March 31, 2016, Sam and Donna received the inaugural Community Builders Tribute Award, with a total of $1 million raised at the gala event.  At their discretion, all proceeds from the event were directed to support the Department of Urology at Humber in recognition of the pioneering work of Dr. Jack Barkin. Special thanks to Fausto Gaudio and Senator Con Di Nino for their efforts in co-chairing this special night.

Sam and Donna’s dedication to Humber River Hospital is a true labour of love, one that has already impacted thousands of people in our community. As a Board Member at the time, Sam was instrumental in helping Humber receive approval for its redevelopment plans. Now the Ciccolinis’ generosity will help Humber continue to provide world class healthcare for generations to come with the acquisition of the Cysview equipment.

“When we were chosen to receive the Community Builder’s Award last March, we were extremely humbled by the honour and grateful for the opportunity to support a cause close to our hearts – Humber River Hospital,” explain Sam and Donna.  “Being able to see our support in a tangible way brings us great satisfaction and we are proud to have played a role in helping Humber become the first hospital in Canada to acquire Cysview.”

Cysview is a patented, innovative technology that aids surgeons in the diagnosis and management of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer.  Using Cysview and Blue Light cystoscopy, tumours fluoresce bright pink, making a clearer delineation between healthy versus tumorous tissue.  This allows surgeons to find tumors more easily, and remove tumors before it goes deeper into the organ.  Overall, it’s a more complete removal of the cancer that can prevent or delay a recurrence.

 

“Our donors such as Sam and Donna are truly an integral part of the Humber River Hospital community,” states Colleen Albiston, President and CEO, Humber River Hospital Foundation.  “The equipment and technology that they fund empower our physicians, nurses and health care teams to provide the very best in patient care with the most positive outcomes possible.  The impact of these gifts is felt first and foremost by our patients and their families – but in the case of new technology such as the one we just unveiled, we advance healthcare in the entire country.  Sam and Donna, thank you for helping Humber lead the way for all Canadians.”


This article is part of Your Community Hospitals online project in Toronto highlighting the health care services and programs available to residents close to home. Hosted by Metroland Media Toronto, project partners include Humber River Hospital, North York General Hospital, Scarborough and Rouge Hospital, and St. Joseph’s Health Centre. For more, visit www.insidetoronto.com/yourcommunityhospitals

Donors help bring Cysview technology to Humber River Hospital's urology department

Cysview aids surgeons in the diagnosis and management of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer.

Community Jan 30, 2017 InsideToronto.com

Two of Humber River Hospital’s most loyal and passionate donors have helped the Hospital once again lead the way in revolutionizing patient care in Canada.  Thanks to a generous investment directed by Sam and Donna Ciccolini, Humber has purchased Cysview and Blue Light Cystoscopy equipment for our Urology Department – making us the first Hospital in Canada to acquire this revolutionary technology. Clinical trials at the hospital have concluded successfully, with implementation of this cutting-edge technology into the hospital’s clinic service expected to start around late February.

On March 31, 2016, Sam and Donna received the inaugural Community Builders Tribute Award, with a total of $1 million raised at the gala event.  At their discretion, all proceeds from the event were directed to support the Department of Urology at Humber in recognition of the pioneering work of Dr. Jack Barkin. Special thanks to Fausto Gaudio and Senator Con Di Nino for their efforts in co-chairing this special night.

Sam and Donna’s dedication to Humber River Hospital is a true labour of love, one that has already impacted thousands of people in our community. As a Board Member at the time, Sam was instrumental in helping Humber receive approval for its redevelopment plans. Now the Ciccolinis’ generosity will help Humber continue to provide world class healthcare for generations to come with the acquisition of the Cysview equipment.

“When we were chosen to receive the Community Builder’s Award last March, we were extremely humbled by the honour and grateful for the opportunity to support a cause close to our hearts – Humber River Hospital,” explain Sam and Donna.  “Being able to see our support in a tangible way brings us great satisfaction and we are proud to have played a role in helping Humber become the first hospital in Canada to acquire Cysview.”

Cysview is a patented, innovative technology that aids surgeons in the diagnosis and management of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer.  Using Cysview and Blue Light cystoscopy, tumours fluoresce bright pink, making a clearer delineation between healthy versus tumorous tissue.  This allows surgeons to find tumors more easily, and remove tumors before it goes deeper into the organ.  Overall, it’s a more complete removal of the cancer that can prevent or delay a recurrence.

 

“Our donors such as Sam and Donna are truly an integral part of the Humber River Hospital community,” states Colleen Albiston, President and CEO, Humber River Hospital Foundation.  “The equipment and technology that they fund empower our physicians, nurses and health care teams to provide the very best in patient care with the most positive outcomes possible.  The impact of these gifts is felt first and foremost by our patients and their families – but in the case of new technology such as the one we just unveiled, we advance healthcare in the entire country.  Sam and Donna, thank you for helping Humber lead the way for all Canadians.”


This article is part of Your Community Hospitals online project in Toronto highlighting the health care services and programs available to residents close to home. Hosted by Metroland Media Toronto, project partners include Humber River Hospital, North York General Hospital, Scarborough and Rouge Hospital, and St. Joseph’s Health Centre. For more, visit www.insidetoronto.com/yourcommunityhospitals