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VJH Foundation Introduces New Light a Bulb Elf with a Colouring Contest
Nov

26

2020

VJH Foundation Introduces New Light a Bulb Elf with a Colouring Contest

It goes without saying that 2020 has been a year of change. As with so many things in the world and here in our community, the annual hospital fundraising initiative – Light a Bulb – has also changed. Since 2003 Lars the elf has graced the covers of the VJH Foundation holiday campaign pieces. This year, it’s time to welcome a new elf to the…

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Light a Bulb for Cardiac Care This Holiday Season
Nov

19

2020

Light a Bulb for Cardiac Care This Holiday Season

VERNON, BC:   For over 30 years the holiday season has been synonymous with lighting a bulb on a tree at the hospital as part of the annual campaign that raises funds for critically needed healthcare items in our region. This year the Light a Bulb visuals will look a little different, but the need is not. “We won’t be lighting a tree on the roof…

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Cookies Provide More than Just Smiles for VJH
Nov

5

2020

Cookies Provide More than Just Smiles for VJH

For over 24 years, Tim Hortons’ restaurant owners and guests have been spreading smiles through their delicious, and often interesting looking, chocolate chunk cookies. This year is no exception, with over $19,000 being raised for local healthcare initiatives in our region through the annual Smile Cookie campaign. Since 2003 local Owner/Operators Dan and Jamie Currie have supported the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation through their cookie…

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VJH Physician Receives Award for Leadership
Oct

28

2020

VJH Physician Receives Award for Leadership

A collaborative leadership approach and a commitment to quality patient care are just some of the reasons that Dr. Tom Cull, head of the Department of Anaesthesia at Vernon Jubilee Hospital (VJH), recently received a prestigious annual award. The Cliff Oughtred Leadership Award was created in 2017 to honour and remember an outstanding member of the community. Oughtred, a VJH Foundation volunteer and Chair of the Foundation…

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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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