Honoring Bert and Joan Dickey by supporting Orthopedic Innovation at DGH

Following a tour of the hospital, the Dickey family was blown away by the orthopedic innovation taking place at Dartmouth General and decided that they wanted to help further innovation however they

Their interest in supporting the incredible things happening at Dartmouth General led to a significant donation supporting the purchase of an Orthopedic Robot. The family decided that they wanted to create a legacy to honour their parents, Bert and Joan Dickey. Sadly, Bert Dickey passed away in 2021 after enjoying a long and successful career in the automotive industry. Both he and Joan were avid volunteers
in the Dartmouth community, so it makes sense that the family chose to honour their legacy with
this incredible gift.

Joan Dickey managed the family home, including raising her and Bert’s three children, LuAnn, Todd, and Mitch, and worked side by side with Bert in the automotive industry. Joan and Bert were happily married for more than 66 years.

As part of the Lead On Campaign, the DGH Foundation is fundraising for Mako SmartRobotics Technology, which allows Orthopedic Surgeons to perform robotic-assisted knee and hip replacements.
This advanced technology allows for even more precise placement of the implants, and will lead to increased patient satisfaction and the need for less revision surgeries.

Thank you, Dickey Family for choosing to create this legacy honouring your parents, and for choosing to support the Lead On campaign, driving patient-centred innovation at Dartmouth General Hospital.

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