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Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation Receives Million Dollar Legacy Gift
May

5

2017

Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation Receives Million Dollar Legacy Gift

Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation has received its largest single legacy gift to date. Long- time Okanagan resident Frank Yanavicius left his full estate, a gift in excess of $1 million, to the Foundation in recognition of exceptional care he received at VJH in his later years. “This generous gift from Mr. Yanavicius will ensure improved health care for North Okanagan generations to come,” said Sue…

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Charity Classic Raising Funds for Cardiac Care at VJH
May

5

2017

Charity Classic Raising Funds for Cardiac Care at VJH

2017 celebrates the 8th Annual VJH Foundation Charity Classic, supporting health care in the North Okanagan. To date this event has raised $1.178 million net, which purchased essential medical equipment for Vernon Jubilee Hospital. This year’s event will raise money to fight heart disease at the hospital. Heart disease and stroke are some of the number one killers of men and women in Canada. Early…

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TB Vets Charitable Foundation Funds Theravest System for VJH Respiratory Patients
May

5

2017

TB Vets Charitable Foundation Funds Theravest System for VJH Respiratory Patients

Thanks to a generous gift of $16,300 from TB Vets Charitable Foundation, respiratory patients in the North Okanagan can breathe easier. The donation to Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation was used to purchase a High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO) generator and vests for the treatment and therapy of people with compromised airway clearance. “We are very thankful for the generosity of TB Vets for funding…

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Wine Women & Woods Tee Off for the Cure Raising Funds for Gamma Probe System at VJH
May

5

2017

Wine Women & Woods Tee Off for the Cure Raising Funds for Gamma Probe System at VJH

Wine Women & Woods is raising funds for a Gamma Probe System which is part of the diagnostic and treatment arsenal available to Oncologists and Surgeons at VJH. The device is used during breast cancer surgery to detect a previously injected radioactive tracer which is more likely to be absorbed into cancerous cells than healthy tissue. The Gamma Probe will be used annually in about 100…

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SUN FM 14th Annual Have a Heart Radiothon Raising Funds for Kids at VJH
Apr

24

2017

SUN FM 14th Annual Have a Heart Radiothon Raising Funds for Kids at VJH

From 6am to 6pm on Thursday, April 27th, Sun FM on-air personalities, Brian Martin & Betty Selin will broadcast live at the Village Green Mall for the 14th Annual Have a Heart Radiothon fundraiser in support of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. Our goal this year, is to raise funds for 3 NeoBLUE Radiometers and 3 CO2 monitors to support infants and children at Vernon…

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Power of the Purse Helps North Okanagan Families
Apr

24

2017

Power of the Purse Helps North Okanagan Families

The 3rd Annual Power of the Purse is a community fund raiser to directly help families in need in the North Okanagan. The event comprises a Live and Silent Auction of designer purses with exciting prizes inside.  Some of the live auction getaways include Tidal Elements Healing Arts Studio, Echo Valley Ranch and Spa, Pacific Coastal Airlines, Summerland Waterfront Resort and Spa, and Shuswap Lake…

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Starlight Foundation Donates Nurture Smart Mobiles for VJH Babies
Apr

24

2017

Starlight Foundation Donates Nurture Smart Mobiles for VJH Babies

VJH Pediatric nurses Donna & Myriah show off the new Nurture Smart Mobiles for babies at VJH. Many thanks to Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada for their generous donation of the mobiles! The mobiles provide visual and auditory stimulation, soft sounds to comfort babies, have no removable parts that can fall into a crib, and comply with hospital sanitary standards. Starlight Foundation provides entertainment activities for…

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Todd Orton (left), of the Vernon Vipers, is joined by Greg Hamilton (right) and Aidan Northcott, of BDO Canada, who donated $1,960 to Kevin Arbuckle of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. BDO donated $20 for every Vipers home goal. -image by Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star
Apr

13

2017

VJH Scores Donation from BDO Vernon

Way to Goal!! BDO Vernon and Vernon Vipers teamed up to make health care better in the North Okanagan. For every Vipers home goal scored, BDO donates $20.00 to VJH Foundation, totalling $1,960! (photo L to R: Todd Miller, Kevin Arbuckle, Aidan Northcott, Greg Hamilton – credit – Lisa VanderVelde, Vernon Morning Star)

7th Annual Rock for Care to Benefit VJH Foundation
Apr

13

2017

7th Annual Rock for Care to Benefit VJH Foundation

It’s back and better than ever! After a two-year hiatus, The Longhorn Pub and Rick Rock Entertainment proudly present the 7th Annual Rock for Care, Sunday, April 23 from noon to midnight at The Longhorn on 4513 – 25th Avenue. Non-stop entertainment takes place from noon to midnight. Twelve BC bands will be taking the stage, with a new act performing every hour. The event…

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Limited Tickets Available for JCI Hospital Gala
Apr

13

2017

Limited Tickets Available for JCI Hospital Gala

There are limited tables left for the JCI Vernon 8th Annual Hospital Gala.  The event takes place Saturday, April 22nd at the Vernon Lodge Hotel. ‘Storm the Castle’ will feature a medieval themed event with live and silent auctions, casino, a photographer, dancing and a medieval feast featuring:   1st Course: Artisan Green Salad Main Course: Chicken Drumstick & Chicken Thigh w/Apple BBQ Sauce & Slow Braised…

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Care Quilts & Prayer Shawls Bring Comfort to Patients & Families at VJH
Mar

17

2017

Care Quilts & Prayer Shawls Bring Comfort to Patients & Families at VJH

Providing comfort and solace to those in sorrow and distress can come in many different forms. For Reverend Grace Wulff, In-house Chaplain at VJH, one of those ways is with prayer shawls and comfort quilts. “When you wrap a prayer shawl around someone who is experiencing difficult circumstances, it is a reminder that they are cared for and loved, and reminded that God cares for…

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Parkview Place Expands Music & Memory Program
Mar

17

2017

Parkview Place Expands Music & Memory Program

With support from the Enderby & District Care Society, VJH Foundation has funded a docking station and iPod Nano for the Music & Memory program at Parkview Place in Enderby. The new equipment helps expand the program to common areas in the facility such as the Activity Room, Dining Area, Patio and Library. Music & Memory is integrated into a resident’s care plan, helping to…

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