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The Call for Caring
Oct

15

2015

The Call for Caring

A $10,000 bequest from a retired Vernon Jubilee Hospital nurse will help boost the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s Tower of Care Campaign. It was 1956 when a nurse from Denmark answered the call to alleviate the nursing shortage taking place in Canada. Ammy Thestrup Nielsen first arrived in Medicine Hat where she worked as a registered nurse at Medicine Hat General Hospital for 10 years…

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New Pharmacy Opens at VJH
Oct

15

2015

New Pharmacy Opens at VJH

Safety, security and space are some of the benefits of the new state-of-the-art Pharmacy at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, which became operational on September 22. Situated in the old Emergency Department, the Pharmacy is double the size of the old basement Pharmacy which hasn’t seen an update since the early 1980s. In addition to filling and distributing medications, the staff of 30 consults with patients, provides clinical advice to physicians…

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Take a Sneak Peek at the New Top Floors in Polson Tower
Oct

8

2015

Take a Sneak Peek at the New Top Floors in Polson Tower

Due to the generosity of the North Okanagan community and beyond, the Building a Tower of Care Campaign, Phase II has been a great success, surpassing its goal of $2.5 million in less than two years. The Campaign was launched in November 2013, to raise funds to equip and furnish the top two floors of Polson Tower to alleviate capacity issues at VJH. Four semi-private…

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Alex Raises Funds for Women’s & Children’s Health at VJH
Oct

1

2015

Alex Raises Funds for Women’s & Children’s Health at VJH

Six-year-old Alex Mulder and his Mom, Nikki, made our day today! Last week Alex held a fundraiser at his home selling coffee, hot chocolate, cookies and best of all, HUGS, to friends and neighbours. Alex raised $21.22 in just one hour. He has designated the funds to Women’s & Children’s Health at VJH. Great job, Alex!!

Wine Women Woods Raises $110,000 for Digital Mammography
Sep

30

2015

Wine Women Woods Raises $110,000 for Digital Mammography

Wine Women & Woods ‘Tee Off For the Cure’ was another resounding success, with $110,000 raised for the digital mammography unit at VJH. Funds will purchase an Ultrasound Machine and bed for the unit.  This piece of equipment completes a four-year project to modernize and digitize the monitoring of breast health for women in the North Okanagan, Columbia, Shuswap and the Nakusp area. If the…

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Kiwanis Leaves a Legacy for Tower of Care
Sep

28

2015

Kiwanis Leaves a Legacy for Tower of Care

VJH Foundation gives a great BIG thank you to Kiwanis Club of Vernon – Four Seasons for their $250,000 donation to Tower of Care.  In recognition of their generosity, the 6th Floor of Polson Tower will be named in their honour.

Helping Hands and Giving Hearts
Sep

28

2015

Helping Hands and Giving Hearts

Life’s journey can take us all over the map, but if you’re grounded, your roots stay strong along the way. James and Alberta Bird travelled down many roads, through wheatfields to oilfields, up the mountains and to the valley. And wherever they went, helping others has been an enduring part of their lives. James was born in the heart of Canada’s breadbasket, Rouleau, Saskatchewan, which…

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VJH Foundation Completes Tower of Care Campaign Early
Sep

24

2015

VJH Foundation Completes Tower of Care Campaign Early

On September 23, Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation hosted a celebration at VJH to announce the completion of the Building a Tower of Care Campaign, Phase II. “Due to the generosity of the North Okanagan community and beyond, Tower of Care, Phase II has been a great success, surpassing its goal of $2.5 million in less than two years,” said Elise Allan, VJH Foundation President. The…

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Nixon Wenger Donates to Tower of Care, Phase II
Sep

23

2015

Nixon Wenger Donates to Tower of Care, Phase II

Nixon Wenger has contributed $25,000 to the Building a Tower of Care Campaign to equip and furnish the top two floors of Polson Tower. Due to their generosity, Nixon Wenger will receive naming recognition for the Patient Lounge on 6th Floor. pictured left to right: Steve Brandner, Andrew Powell, Michael Yawney, Elise Allan (VJH Foundation president & Nixon Wenger partner), James Cotter, Wilf Mulder (VJH…

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VJH Gets Kids’ Kits from Starlight Foundation
Sep

12

2015

VJH Gets Kids’ Kits from Starlight Foundation

VJH Social Workers Megan & Teena are excited to receive Kids’ Kits from Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada. The kits contain a toy and personal care items for children who are unexpectedly admitted to the hospital. Big thanks to Starlight and the amazing staff at VJH for taking great care of kids!

Prospera Vernon Dragon Boat Festival Funds Digital Mammography
Sep

9

2015

Prospera Vernon Dragon Boat Festival Funds Digital Mammography

Thank you to the organizers and sponsors of the Prospera Credit Union Vernon Dragon Boat Festival! An amazing $8,318 was raised towards an ultrasound machine for the Digital Mammography unit at VJH! VJHF Director Richard Finn accepted the funds on behalf of the Foundation, and thanked Lisa George from the Vernon Dragon Boat Festival and Nancy Neustaeter & Donalyn Stein from Prospera for their generosity.


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