TOWER OF CARE Phase II Campaign Launch
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The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation officially launched its ‘Building A Tower of Care Campaign, Phase II’ at The Prestige Inn November 7.
“We are dedicated to raising $2.5 million over the next three years to furnish and equip the 6th and 7th floors of Polson Tower at Vernon Jubilee Hospital,” says Campaign Co-Chair Richard Finn. “It’s time for the residents of the North Okanagan to join together in bringing modern inpatient care rooms and enhanced medical equipment to our community.”
The total cost of the project to convert the two shelled-in floors into updated patient care rooms is $29.6 million, with the province contributing $21.6 million, the Regional Hospital District providing $5.5 million and the balance from the Hospital Foundation.
Co-Chair Dr. Chris Cunningham explained the benefits the Campaign will bring to the North Okanagan, “This project combines the human touch with state-of-the-art technology to bring the best possible patient care and family support to our hospital. Sixty new beds will help alleviate our current overcapacity issues, while transitioning to single and double patient rooms will not only help with better infection control, leading to faster recovery times, but allow more privacy, room for medical equipment, and space for family visits.”
During the launch ceremony, two major donations were announced. The Armstrong/Spallumcheen Health Care Auxiliary donated $50,000 towards the Campaign through funds raised from the Bargain Bin store in Armstrong.
Dan Currie, owner of Tim Hortons Vernon locations presented a cheque for $31,710, raised through the sale and matching proceeds from the Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign.
To date, the ‘Building A Tower of Care Campaign, Phase II’ has raised more than $230,000 from businesses, organizations and individuals.
A number of prominent community members are helping to lead the Campaign, including Iain Butler (Kal Tire), Nicola Dent (JCI Vernon), Myrika Godard (Durali Villa), Peter Hill (Realtor), Girjit Jhajj (Subway), Dr. Curtis Mohammed (Nuclear Medicine), Darryl O'Brian (Big “D” Products), On Ouch (The Rice Box) and Rob Tedham (RBC Dominion Securities).
Community members can contribute to the ‘Building A Tower of Care Campaign Phase II’ by donating to the 26th Annual Light A Bulb, as funds will be designated to Tower of Care. Pledge forms will be mailed throughout the community the week of November 11th.
Dr. Finley Armanious is awarded the prestigious
Order of British Columbia!
Congratulations to Dr. Finley Armanious for receiving the prestigious Order of British Columbia. Dr. Armanious worked as an intensive care physician at Vernon Jubilee Hospital and helped raise funds through the VJH Foundation and is a former Board member.
The announcement was made by Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon.
“The Order of British Columbia is the province’s most prestigious accolade and is an official part of the Canadian Honours System,” said Guichon. “It is an opportunity to publicly recognize those
who have dedicated themselves to bettering the lives of their fellow citizens. These recipients exemplify the positive difference one person can make in a community and are an inspiration to all British Columbians.”
Congratulations to Jane for successfully completing her swim and raising over $3,500 for the McMurtry Baerg Cancer Centre. The donations are growing daily...Jane you are such an inspiration!
The newly expanded & renovated McMurtry Baerg Cancer Centre was officially opened thanks to the generosity of our donors! The $500,000 Cancer Centre expansion at Vernon Jubilee Hospital was made possible by donations received through the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation.
Dr. Ed Hardy (centre) medical oncolgist at VJH cuts the ribbon with the help of Greg Mussenden, Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation Board Chair, and cancer survivors Andrew Ferniuk & Betty Carlson.
Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation and Vernon Prostate Cancer Support & Awareness Group would like to thank the sponsors, volunteers and participants who made the 14th Annual DO IT FOR DAD such a success, especially our presenting sponsor Interior Savings.
The event took place at Coldstream Ranch under sunny skies with entertainment provided by the Kalamalka Highlanders Pipe Band and the Kalamalka Caring Klowns. 370 participants were sent off by the by the siren of a fire truck from the Coldstream Fire Department. The money raised from this year’s event will purchase a Resectoscope, for Vernon Jubilee Hospital, used in the treatment of prostate cancer and to provide free PSA testing for men in our community.
It was a Do It For Dad record, raising $38,850.00 that stays locally in our North Okanagan community. The event was also successful in creating awareness around the need for early diagnosis and treatment of Prostate Cancer.
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...donated $2,000 to the Tower of Care Phase II Campaign.
...donated $1,000 to Light A Bulb! Proceeds from their annual October Bazaar will light TWO strings on the hospital tree.
...raised $31,710 in September's Smile Cookie sales and matching donation from owner Dan Currie. Funds will benefit the Tower of Care Campaign, Phase II.
The 2nd Annual Rock the Cradle Bonspiel held October 19th at the Verno Curling Club raised $3,500 for the Sun FM Have a Heart Radiothon, benefiting the Women’s and Children’s Health Services Unit at VJH.
Supporting Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness
has raised $18,000 over the last 10 years towards Women's & Children's Health Services at VJH.
MNP donated $20 for each home-ice goal by the Vipers last season! That netted a cool $1,400 for the Foundation.
Wine Women & Woods
Tee Off for the CURE
September 28 & 29, 2013
Take a Picture
raised $7500 to support the
Digital Mammography Campaign.
Thank you to all who participated!
HAVE A HEART RADIOTHON
on May 2nd 2013 raised over $56,000.00!
BEN donates his Birthday money to benefit the children who have to be treated at VJH! Thanks Ben!
RAISES $22,000.00 net to
support the McMurtry Baerg Cancer Centre at VJH
In Royal Fashion Gala
JCI Vernon & Davidson Lawyers Raised $f5,770 for VJH
AL Fennig presents a cheque for the Lions Vision Centre to Terri Manke Development Assistant.
KAI ROGERS makes an early Light a Bulb donation bringing his lifetime total to over $1,100!
Interior Savings & Wentworth Music
$2,700.00 donated from the Tribute to Trooper concert!
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