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Mary Lou Owen Donates $500K

May 17, 2023
Mary Lou Owen, longtime Delta resident, donates an incredible $501,450 to Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation for a new 3D Mammography system.

Delta, BC – Mary Lou Owen, longtime Delta resident and retired Delta schoolteacher, recently donated $501,450 to Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation towards the purchase of a state-of-the-art 3D Mammography system.

This exceptional donation will significantly advance mammography technology at the Delta Hospital Campus of Care. The new 3D breast tomosynthesis system will produce sharper, higher-resolution images and provide a more comfortable mammography experience for patients. 3D breast tomosynthesis has been proven to detect more invasive cancers than 2D, especially for patients with increased tissue density. The state-of-the-art technology serves to better assist in early detection of breast cancer, when it is most treatable.

Mary Lou has been a resident of Ladner since 1980 and has proudly supported the Delta Hospital Campus of Care for 30 years. As a former member of the Delta Hospital Auxiliary Society, Mary Lou volunteered in the hospital gift shop and the thrift shop. This considerable gift to Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation demonstrates her commitment to supporting the best healthcare in our community.

“We are honoured to receive this generous donation from Mary Lou Owen,” says Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. “Ensuring the Delta Hospital campus has state of-the-art equipment to provide the best possible patient care is our top priority. The new 3D Mammography system will provide patients in Delta and the surrounding communities with advanced imaging technology and a more comfortable experience.”
The 3D Mammography system will be located inside the Peter C. and Elizabeth Toigo Diagnostic Services Building at the Delta Hospital campus. This campus serves patients from Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Langley, Burnaby, and other surrounding cities.