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Virtual Radiothon Raises $50,400 in 12-hours
Jun

25

2020

Virtual Radiothon Raises $50,400 in 12-hours

The format for the 17th Annual Sun FM Have a Heart Radiothon was different, but not the support from our community. Yesterday the Sun FM team broadcast live from the studio to raise funds for Women’s and Children’s Health Services at VJH and our North Okanagan residents once again responded to the call for donations. In just 12-hours $50,400 was raised for the purchase of…

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Jun

16

2020

Virtual Radiothon to Support VJH Women’s and Children’s Department

For 17 years 105.7 Sun FM has supported Vernon Jubilee Hospital through the annual Have a Heart Radiothon. This year the event is adapting to an exciting new format. Mark June 24th on your calendar for a virtual 12-hour day raising funds for our hospital. Kate McBrearty, Executive Director of the VJH Foundation explains: “We’re so grateful to the Sun FM team and Bell Media…

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New Cutting-Edge Diagnostic Camera at VJH
Apr

29

2020

New Cutting-Edge Diagnostic Camera at VJH

Much to the excitement of the Medical Imaging Department, a unique tool for diagnosing and treating patients has now been installed in Nuclear Medicine at VJH. A new gamma camera, a GE NM 830 system, has replaced their 20-year old camera and the department is now boasting the most up-to-date and newest technology. In conventional diagnostic imaging, an external source of energy such as X-rays,…

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Light a Bulb Campaign Makes a Vital Impact in VJH Departments
Apr

15

2020

Light a Bulb Campaign Makes a Vital Impact in VJH Departments

The annual Light a Bulb campaign may be a distant memory for most people, but its impact is making a difference to staff throughout Vernon Jubilee Hospital as they prepare for and adjust to the dynamic situation of COVID-19. The 2019 fundraising campaign, which ran from November 15 through the end of December, focused on raising funds to upgrade and replace urgently needed equipment at…

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#WhiteHeartsforVJH Shows Appreciation for our Frontline Heroes
Apr

3

2020

#WhiteHeartsforVJH Shows Appreciation for our Frontline Heroes

VERNON, BC: At a time when our country is practicing physical distancing and finding new ways to interact, many people are also looking for ways to connect with community and show appreciation to valued frontline workers. This week, the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation is providing a way to do just that. The White Hearts For VJH Project enables North Okanagan residents to show thanks to…

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VJH Foundation Welcomes New Board Members
Mar

6

2020

VJH Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation is very proud to announce the appointment of four new Board members to their already robust team of volunteers. Kevin Arbuckle, VJH Foundation President, recently welcomed the new additions to the Foundation Board of Directors, bringing the membership to 15 people. “We are thrilled to have such strong interest from the community for our Board. The skill set of our…

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Shoppers LOVE.YOU. Campaign Benefits McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre
Feb

11

2020

Shoppers LOVE.YOU. Campaign Benefits McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre

Three local Shoppers Drug Mart locations in the North Okanagan joined together with our community to raise more than $8,800 to support women’s cancer care at the McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. The annual  Shoppers LOVE. YOU. Campaign sees associate owners partner with local charities to directly support women ‘s health in their communities. From October 5th to November 1st local residents made…

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RBC Foundation Provides Local Youth Greater Access to Mental Health Services
Jan

24

2020

RBC Foundation Provides Local Youth Greater Access to Mental Health Services

Youth between the ages of 15-25 in the North Okanagan now have more opportunities to access mental health rehabilitation and recovery services thanks to a generous grant from RBC Foundation. “The RBC Youth Mental Well-being Project is our commitment to remove barriers and provide young people the right care at the right time,” states Ray Warren from RBC. “RBC Foundation is excited to partner with…

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Jan

14

2020

Light a Bulb Far Exceeds 2019 Fundraising Goal

North Okanagan residents once again rallied during the holiday season, helping the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation not only reach, but exceed its fundraising goal for 2019. “The annual VJH Light a Bulb campaign officially closed on December 31st, however with some holiday mail delays, donations were still trickling into our office this week,” stated Kate McBrearty, VJH Foundation Executive Director. “We are ecstatic to announce…

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Jan

14

2020

Give to Light a Bulb and Get a Tax Break

With the end of 2019 just around the corner, North Okanagan residents are reminded that there is still time to help others, and also help yourself at the same time. The annual Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation Light a Bulb campaign will close on December 31, and the iconic red tree will be turned off for another year. However, there is still time to make an…

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Give the Gift of Light a Bulb This Year
Dec

17

2019

Give the Gift of Light a Bulb This Year

With just over one week to go until Christmas, many people are struggling with last minute decisions about what to get that special someone. This year, North Okanagan residents are reminded that they can give their loved ones the gift of healthcare by supporting the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s  annual Light a Bulb campaign. “Every day our healthcare teams use equipment and tools that have…

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Patients to Breathe Easier Thanks to TB Vets Respiratory Grant
Dec

11

2019

Patients to Breathe Easier Thanks to TB Vets Respiratory Grant

Thousands of people in the North Okanagan who are impacted annually by respiratory related issues will now be breathing easier thanks to the purchase of a new state-of-the-art piece of equipment. The TB Vets Charitable Foundation has granted the Vernon Jubilee Hospital (VJH) Foundation the funds to purchase a GlideScope© Core TM, or video laryngoscope. This piece of surgical equipment was developed for the management…

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