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8th Annual VJHF Charity Classic Raises Over $280,000
Sep

14

2017

8th Annual VJHF Charity Classic Raises Over $280,000

The 8th Annual Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation Charity Classic Golf Tournament held September 10 at Predator Ridge Resort raised a record-breaking amount of more than $280,000. The sold-out event sponsored by The Paul Docksteader Foundation raised funds for the purchase equipment for the cardio-pulmonary and emergency departments at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. “I would like to thank all of our sponsors, volunteers, Foundation staff, committee members…

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Lisa Westermark Joins VJH Foundation as Executive Director
Sep

8

2017

Lisa Westermark Joins VJH Foundation as Executive Director

After an extensive search for a new Executive Director, the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation Board of Directors is excited to announce the hiring of Lisa Westermark. Westermark comes to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation with more than 25 years of experience making a difference in the lives of British Columbians, serving in senior leadership and executive positions for community, provincial and national organizations. “We are…

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Tim Hortons Smile Cookies to Support Pediatric Care at Vernon Jubilee Hospital
Sep

8

2017

Tim Hortons Smile Cookies to Support Pediatric Care at Vernon Jubilee Hospital

Smile Cookies will soon be back for a limited time to help raise funds for Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. The Tim Hortons chocolate chunk treats decorated with smiles will be available from September 8th to 17th at locations in Vernon and Armstrong. For just a dollar, you can get a smile and give a smile. All proceeds from the sale of Smile Cookies will support…

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Foundation Funds Outdoor Furniture for IPU
Aug

11

2017

Foundation Funds Outdoor Furniture for IPU

Thanks to generous VJH Foundation donors, patients in the psychiatric unit at VJH have furniture in the outdoor courtyard. The furnishings include two tables with seating and two benches, providing patients with a comforting outdoor atmosphere. Thank you also to Nurse Sharon Woods, Manager Sandra McLean (pictured above) and the caring team at the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit at VJH!

Eagles Sell Lady Bug Pins for VJH Foundation
Aug

11

2017

Eagles Sell Lady Bug Pins for VJH Foundation

The Vernon Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) #3557 is selling Lady Bug pins to raise funds for a new Gamma Probe at VJH. VJH currently has one device which limits the ability to perform concurrent specialized procedures within our OR. The current equipment has become severely outdated by today’s standards of service delivery. Replacement and the upgrade of this piece of equipment is critical because…

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LUCAS Chest Compression System at VJH Emergency Department
Aug

10

2017

LUCAS Chest Compression System at VJH Emergency Department

Drs. Susan Wiseman and Lisa Heidt, along with Leanne Donaldson and Brenda Robson test the new LUCAS Chest Compression System at VJH.   The LUCAS Chest Compression System has arrived at the VJH Emergency Department. The Vernon Doctors Hockey Tournament, founded by Dr. William Cawkell, raised $75,000 for VJH Foundation to support the purchase of the system, as well as surgical services. The LUCAS system…

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SUBWAY Donates $10,000 to Men’s Health Month
Jul

13

2017

SUBWAY Donates $10,000 to Men’s Health Month

Vernon SUBWAY restaurants are once again supporting VJH Foundation with a $10,000 donation to North Okanagan Men’s Health Month. “We are very grateful for the generous support we continue to receive from SUBWAY,” said Andrea Egan, Development Officer for VJH Foundation. “Their donation will help purchase much-needed equipment and services for men in the North Okanagan.” SUBWAY co-owners Gurjit Jhajj and Raj Jaswal have been…

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Book Warehouse Donates to Men’s Health Month
Jul

13

2017

Book Warehouse Donates to Men’s Health Month

Thank you to the Book Warehouse volunteers for supporting Men’s Health Month to purchase an ECG for the Emergency Department at VJH and to support, diagnose and treat prostate cancer for local men!

Armstrong Spallumcheen Health Care Auxiliary Donates $72,144 to Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation
Jul

7

2017

Armstrong Spallumcheen Health Care Auxiliary Donates $72,144 to Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation

The Armstrong Spallumcheen Health Care Auxiliary (A/SHA) continues to ensure the best health care for North Okanagan residents with its recent donation of $72,144 to Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. “Since 1996, the Auxiliary has donated an astounding $1,161,643 to the Foundation.  We are grateful for their ongoing dedication and generosity which elevates the level of care for all of us,” said Sue Beaudry, VJHF Director…

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Bringing Awareness to Men’s Health
Jun

15

2017

Bringing Awareness to Men’s Health

Seven years ago, Vernon resident Greg Mussenden was enjoying a winter walk with his wife when he experienced an unfamiliar tightness in his chest. “I knew something wasn’t right,” he said. “I had to stop and rest.” With a history of heart disease in his family, Mussenden tried to consciously live a healthy lifestyle, eating properly and exercising regularly. Although there wasn’t any pain, a…

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From Avoidance to Advocacy for Men’s Health
Jun

15

2017

From Avoidance to Advocacy for Men’s Health

When Ed Eyford was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he kept the bad news to himself, not even telling his wife. “Waiting for the surgery to have it removed was so stressful, I had a heart attack. That’s when I realized I had to let it out.” That was 26 years ago, and Eyford has made a remarkable journey from avoidance to advocacy for men’s health….

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