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VJH Foundation Hits the Million Dollar Mark from Armstrong Spallumcheen Health Care Association
Dec

22

2016

VJH Foundation Hits the Million Dollar Mark from Armstrong Spallumcheen Health Care Association

A generous donation of $123,680 from the Armstrong Spallumcheen Health Care Association (A/SHA) to Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation, brings their total cumulative donations to $1,088,499. “The VJHF Board of Directors wishes to thank the dedicated team at the Armstrong/Spallumcheen Health Care Association for their ongoing support to ensure vital health care needs are met in the North Okanagan,” said Elise Allan, VJH Foundation President. Funds…

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Shoppers Drug Mart Campaign Benefits McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre
Dec

22

2016

Shoppers Drug Mart Campaign Benefits McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre

Thank you to the generous Vernon Shoppers Drug Mart stores for donating $11,380 to the McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre. Funds were raised at the 27th Street, Downtown and Polson Mall locations from September 10 to October 7 during the Love You—Growing Women’s Health Campaign. Pictured: Trent Appell-manager 27th St., Dave Stefaniak-Manager Polson Mall, Ayman Jalloul-Owner Polson Mall, Chuks Nwosu-Owner Downtown, Marg Bailey-VJH Foundation, Colin Scott-Manager Downtown…

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McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre
Dec

9

2016

McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre

Many thanks to Army, Navy, Air Force Vets Ladies’ Auxiliary and the Pythian Sisters Temple #21 for their donations of $500 to the McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre. The McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre opened in in 1998, heralding a new era of cancer care at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. In 2012, VJH Foundation raised more than $500,000 for the expansion of the Cancer Centre, including renovations and equipment purchases….

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Dec

9

2016

Service Clubs & Community Organizations Support Light a Bulb

Service groups and community organizations have generously donated to this year’s Light a Bulb Campaign to purchase high definition camera heads and control units for VJH Operating Rooms. The new equipment will provide the surgical team with the tools to perform minimally invasive surgical and diagnostic procedures, resulting in faster recovery times and shorter hospital stays. Some of the groups include Fraternal Order of Eagles…

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Watkin Motors Raises Funds for Prostate Cancer
Dec

7

2016

Watkin Motors Raises Funds for Prostate Cancer

Mark Roberts and Nancy Marshall from Watkin Motors, presented a cheque for $905 to Lloyd Mitchell of the Vernon PSA Support Group, care of Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. Thank you to everyone who liked & shared throughout November as Mark grew his Mo’ for a Bro’.

How Light a Bulb Helps
Nov

28

2016

How Light a Bulb Helps

Last year’s Light a Bulb Campaign raised more than $250,000 for surgical equipment to reduce wait times for hip and knee surgeries at VJH.  Here is one of the many patients who were helped because of donations to Light a Bulb. For five years Jewlie Milligan tried to manage her knee pain caused by a sports injury sustained 20 years prior. “I was on a…

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The Callisto Eye Helps Patients Throughout the North Okanagan
Nov

28

2016

The Callisto Eye Helps Patients Throughout the North Okanagan

Thanks to the generosity of VJH Foundation donors, the Lions Vision Centre in Armstrong received state-of-the-art technology in early 2016 benefiting cataract patients throughout the North Okanagan and Shuswap. The $100,000 Callisto Eye System is a computer assisted integrated cataract surgery system, linking diagnostic equipment with surgical instruments to enhance efficiency and improve surgical safety. The system comprises a microscope and live video touch screen…

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Birth Chimes Celebrate Babies Born at VJH
Nov

24

2016

Birth Chimes Celebrate Babies Born at VJH

Cheerful, twinkling chimes are ringing throughout Vernon Jubilee Hospital celebrating each new birth at VJH. Birth chimes installed in the Women’s & Children’s Health Department can be heard via the overhead paging system, bringing smiles and joy to all who hear. At a ceremony held November 18th, the chimes were dedicated in memory of the City’s first obstetrician/gynecologist, Dr. Ted Jordan. The chimes were purchased…

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Wine Women & Woods Keeps on Giving
Nov

24

2016

Wine Women & Woods Keeps on Giving

The Wine Women & Woods Tee Off for the Cure Golf Tournament held last June at Predator Ridge initially raised more than $88,000 for women’s health at VJH. After the tournament, an additional $4,000 has been raised to bring the total funds raised to $92,297! Funds will support the purchase of equipment for Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (TLH) at VJH. TLH is the removal of the…

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The Gift of Giving
Nov

23

2016

The Gift of Giving

Life’s journey can take you in many directions, but when your driving force is a passion for helping others, you are always heading in the right direction. This lifelong lesson began early for Paul Docksteader. Growing up in Vancouver as the only son and eldest child of three, his future seemed set. In his youth, Paul began working in his family’s automotive dealership which had…

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VJH Foundation Announces 29th Annual Light a Bulb Campaign
Nov

16

2016

VJH Foundation Announces 29th Annual Light a Bulb Campaign

The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s announced its launch of the 29th annual Light a Bulb Campaign November 9 at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. The campaign will be raising $250,000 to purchase high-definition camera heads and control monitors for the operating rooms at VJH. “This year we are purchasing high definition camera heads and control units for the operating rooms at VJH,” said campaign chair and VJH…

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