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For Immediate Release
Monday, Dec. 1, 2014


Health Foundation funds new Clinical Education equipment with support of Fort McMurray Shrine Club

Fort McMurray, Alberta – The Northern Lights Health Foundation is pleased to announce the funding of a Child Life Support Training Manikin for the Clinical Education Department of the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre. This vital piece of equipment was made possible through the generous support of the Fort McMurray Shrine Club. 

The Clinical Education Department of the Health Centre provides and facilitates educational opportunities for local health care providers. These educational opportunities help ensure clinical competencies, organizational standards and practices are maintained. It also provides health care providers the opportunity to expand their knowledge base and advance their skills in their practice area.

“We'd like to extend a huge thank you to the Fort McMurray Shrine Club for their tremendous support of health care in our region,” says Susanne Chaffey, Executive Director of the Health Foundation. “Their gift will have an immense impact on the training and support Clinical Education can provide our local health care providers, specifically in children’s health.” 

Clinical educators will use the Child Life Support Training Manikin to teach a wide range of  advanced pediatric lifesaving skills. This realistic manikin is designed with an airway and electrocardiogram (ECG) rhythms, which allows health care providers to practice defibrillation, pacing and drug administration emergency skills.

“Helping children has always been the core value of all Shriners. As residents of Wood Buffalo, the members of the Fort McMurray Shrine Club are really proud to be able to contribute to the needs of our health care professionals and our community,” says Brett Allen, President – Noble of the Fort McMurray Shrine Club. “We look forward to continuing our support of the Northern Lights Health Foundation in the future.”

Established in 1968, the Fort McMurray Shrine Club enthusiastically supports and promotes philanthropy throughout Wood Buffalo. In 2014, the Club generously contributed two $5,000 gifts to the Health Foundation in support of children’s health and wellness. 

About the Northern Lights Health Foundation
Established in 1985, the Northern Lights Health Foundation exists to provide funds to support health care priorities within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. For more information, visit


For more information, please contact:
Amelia Schofield
Stakeholder Relations Officer
Northern Lights Health Foundation 
Tel: 780-788-1324 Email:

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