Karl Storz Endoscopy donates more than $1.2 million in equipment to St. Paul’s Hospital and VGH

May 16th, 2012
Karl Storz Endoscopy makes donation

Left to right: Mary Ackenhusen, Chief Operating Officer, Vancouver Coast Health; Dr. Amin Javer, Director, St. Paul’s Sinus Centre; Martin Rosenbaum, President & CEO, Karl Storz Endoscopy Canada Ltd.; Siobhann Williamson, Account Executive, Karl Storz Endoscopy Canada Ltd.; and Dr. Ron Carere, Vice-President, Medical Affairs and Physician Program Director, Heart Centre.

Karl Storz Endoscopy has generously made a gift-in-kind donation of equipment to St. Paul’s and Vancouver General Hospital with a combined value exceeding $1.2 million.

“The development of minimally invasive surgery is linked inextricably with the name Karl Storz,” said Martin Rosenbaum, President and CEO, Karl Storz Endoscopy Canada, at a recognition event held May 10. “As a family-owned company, we look forward to working with you in applying our tradition and experience to supporting patient care at your hospitals.”

The gift-in-kind donation includes endoscopic tools (instruments used to examine the interior of a hollow organ or cavity of the body) for most specialties that currently use Karl Storz branded products, such as:

  • Anesthesiology: C-Mac Video Laryngoscope systems for difficult airway and teaching
  • General Surgery: Trans-rectal MIS sets facilitating therapy, teaching and documentation
  • Gynecology: MIS instrumentation and endoscopes for trans-cervical and laparoscopic interventions and teaching
  • Laparoscopy in Surgery, Urology and GYN: multi-angle laparoscopes for visualization in difficult access
  • Urology: Rigid Telescopes for Cystoscopy and Ureteroscopy
  • ENT and Neurosurgery: Telescopes and instruments for trans-nasal endoscopic procedures
  • ENT Clinics: Telescopes and instruments for endoscopy to ease case load, and for Resident education

“I thank Karl Storz for generously donating almost $690,000 in endoscopic tools to St. Paul’s to help us continue providing safer and less invasive treatment options for our patients for years to come,” said Dr. Amin Javer, director of St. Paul’s Sinus Centre. “It is a pleasure to work with a medical company that holds the user experience in such a high regard.”

St. Paul's Foundation