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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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Armstrong Spallumcheen Auxiliary Supports Light a Bulb in a Big Way
Dec

9

2019

Armstrong Spallumcheen Auxiliary Supports Light a Bulb in a Big Way

Solely operated by more than 65 dedicated volunteers, the Armstrong Spallumcheen Healthcare Auxiliary (ASHA) is a fixture in this vibrant community.  The Auxiliary, which originated over 85 years ago, runs the extremely popular Bargain Bin thrift store in Armstrong. Locals from around the valley make special trips to donate, shop and volunteer at the store which is open from Tuesday through Saturday each week. With…

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Patients to Receive Bears and Care at Hospital this Holiday Season
Dec

4

2019

Patients to Receive Bears and Care at Hospital this Holiday Season

For 31 years BC Liquor Stores has invited their customers to Share-a-Bear to support a good cause, and this year is no different. This week, local BC Liquor Store Manager Ron Hopkins arrived at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation office with more than 150 bears to be distributed within the hospital this holiday season. “Throughout November and December our customers are invited to purchase twin…

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32nd Annual Light a Bulb Campaign Launches
Nov

19

2019

32nd Annual Light a Bulb Campaign Launches

­The lighting of a red tree at Vernon Jubilee Hospital is regarded by many in the North Okanagan as the indication that the holiday season is not far off. This Friday, the iconic red tree will once again be fully lit to mark the launch of the annual Light a Bulb campaign, supporting health care in our hospital and our community. This year, the goal…

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Smile Cookie campaign raises more than $18,000 for Vernon Jubilee Hospital
Nov

6

2019

Smile Cookie campaign raises more than $18,000 for Vernon Jubilee Hospital

The annual Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign raised an amazing $18,774 through local cookie sales for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital this year. Smile cookies, the chocolate chunk cookies decorated with blue eyes and an iconic pink smile were on sale from September 16-22, 2019. Through the national campaign, customers could purchase the delicious cookies for only $1 plus applicable taxes, with the full proceeds going to…

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New Physiatrist and Much Needed Equipment for North Okanagan Residents
Oct

18

2019

New Physiatrist and Much Needed Equipment for North Okanagan Residents

Local residents will no longer have to be referred to Kelowna to access physiatry care treatments with the recruitment of a new doctor and the purchase of new two pieces of specialty equipment. The Vernon Jubilee Hospital team was delighted to recently welcome Physiatrist Dr. Jennifer Thomas to Vernon, a medical doctor who specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Physiatrists diagnose and treat both acute…

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VJH Foundation Kicks off Fundraising Program at Shoppers Drug Mart
Oct

10

2019

VJH Foundation Kicks off Fundraising Program at Shoppers Drug Mart

VERNON, BC – Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation is calling on residents of the North Okanagan to support the McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre, which continues to be a starting point for people newly diagnosed with cancer to support them in their journey through the process. From October 5th to November 1st, residents can donate to the LOVE YOU by Shoppers Drug Mart fall fundraising program to grow…

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VJH Foundation Announces New Executive Director
Oct

8

2019

VJH Foundation Announces New Executive Director

A now familiar face is leading the way in supporting improved health care services in the North Okanagan. The Board of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Kate McBrearty as Executive Director of the Foundation, effectively immediately. “On behalf of the entire Board, we are thrilled to officially welcome Kate to the position of Executive Director. She has been…

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VJH Foundation Charity Classic Golf Tournament exceeds $2 Million Goal
Sep

10

2019

VJH Foundation Charity Classic Golf Tournament exceeds $2 Million Goal

A major milestone was reached this past weekend at the 10th Anniversary of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation Charity Golf Classic held at Predator Ridge Resort. The annual sold-out event saw 136 players from around the region gather at the Resort for a fun-filled day of golf, games, gourmet food and exciting live auction. This year, due to the ongoing tremendous support of the participants,…

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Sun FM makes Pediatric Oncology Room a reality
Jun

20

2019

Sun FM makes Pediatric Oncology Room a reality

Children facing cancer now have a dedicated space at Vernon Jubilee Hospital to receive chemotherapy treatment thanks to the Sun FM Have a Heart Radiothon and the incredible generosity of our community. On June 20, donors, doctors, staff, and supporters gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the Pediatric Oncology Room at the McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre at VJH. Supported by a specialized team of health…

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Smooth Operations Hospital Gala Raises over $115,000
May

14

2019

Smooth Operations Hospital Gala Raises over $115,000

Overwhelming community support resulted in a successful Smooth Operations Gala and enhanced medical care in the North Okanagan. On May 11, a sold-out crowd of 240 people attended the gala, which raised over $115,000. The gala is part of OPERATION: Surgical Care for Life, a campaign which aims to reduce hospital wait times, increase surgical capacity and improve patient outcomes. “We couldn’t be more thrilled…

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