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SUN FM Have a Heart Radiothon provides vital equipment for newborns & families
Apr

26

2019

SUN FM Have a Heart Radiothon provides vital equipment for newborns & families

Our community came together on April 25th to raise funds for Women’s and Children Health Services at Vernon Jubilee Hospital From 6 am to 6 pm, Betty Selin and Jerhett Schafer broadcasted live from Village Green Shopping Centre for the 16th Annual Have a Heart Radiothon. Individuals, businesses, and community groups challenged each other, on and off the air, raising an outstanding $57,317 in just…

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16th Annual Radiothon benefits Newborn and Family Centered Care
Apr

15

2019

16th Annual Radiothon benefits Newborn and Family Centered Care

Thursday, April 25th marks the 16th Annual Sun FM Have a Heart Radiothon. Sun FM is committed to helping children in the North Okanagan, ensuring that they have access to the best healthcare possible.    On-air personalities Jerhett Schafer and Betty Selin will broadcast live on location from the main entrance of Village Green Shopping Centre from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. This year’s goal…

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VJH Foundation announces 2019 Hospital Gala
Mar

21

2019

VJH Foundation announces 2019 Hospital Gala

Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce the 23rd annual Hospital Gala on May 11, 2019. This years’ event, ‘Smooth Operations’, will be in support of the current campaign, OPERATION: Surgical Care for Life, to increase the number of surgeries at VJH. Smooth Operations 2019 Hospital Gala, presented by Subway Vernon, is the first of a new era in the VJH Foundation gala history….

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Local Shopper’s Drug Marts support Women’s Health
Feb

28

2019

Local Shopper’s Drug Marts support Women’s Health

During the fall of 2018, all three Shopper’s Drug Marts in Vernon joined together to raise funds for their 17th annual Growing Women’s Health Campaign. The stores, together with the community, raised more than $7,573! This year, the funds will support women’s cancer care at Vernon Jubilee Hospital’s McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre. The Growing Women’s Health campaign is a four-week program held across Canada each fall….

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Arise Wellness celebrates by supporting VJH Foundation
Feb

4

2019

Arise Wellness celebrates by supporting VJH Foundation

On January 24, Arise Wellness celebrated its 10-year anniversary with the community in mind by giving back to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. A portion of the proceeds generated through the practice that day, amounting to $2,000, were donated to Women’s & Children’s Health Services at VJH. Arise Wellness began as a two-person operation with Chiropractor, Elliot Lysyk, DC and his partner, Alana. It has…

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State-of-the-art urology surgical table with fluoroscopy arrives in Vernon – thanks to $770,000 gift.
Feb

1

2019

State-of-the-art urology surgical table with fluoroscopy arrives in Vernon – thanks to $770,000 gift.

A state-of-the art, high-resolution suite of equipment for urology has arrived in Vernon Jubilee Hospital thanks to a generous donor. This anonymous gift of $770,000 is the largest major gift the VJH Foundation has received. This new equipment takes our service to a whole new world-class level. The previous table was used in over 5,000 cases in 3 years including both elective and emergency surgery,…

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Long wait for new scopes pays off
Jan

24

2019

Long wait for new scopes pays off

Ambulatory Care at VJH has just received eight new colonoscopes thanks to $275,000 raised by the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation (VJH Foundation) through December 2017 Light-A-Bulb. Interior Health has joined all the health authorities in BC to increase buying power for certain purchases. Colonoscopes were including in this new process which took a long time to work out. The result, however, is fantastic – the…

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Local Subway shows ongoing support for the health of our community
Jan

16

2019

Local Subway shows ongoing support for the health of our community

Vernon Subway restaurants show their support for Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation year after year. This January, they have given $5,000 to VJH Foundation’s campaign, OPERATION: Surgical Care for Life. Local Subway co-owners Gurjit Jhajj and Raj Jaswal have been long term donors to the foundation and recognize the importance of improving healthcare in the North Okanagan. They have donated over $72,000 since 2004 to many…

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Patient thanks VJH surgeon for getting her life back
Jan

10

2019

Patient thanks VJH surgeon for getting her life back

“I have a new lease on life!” exclaimed Lori King, who is grateful for the care she received from Dr. Paul Dooley, Orthopedic Surgeon at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Lori was a young woman, only 45, when she was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in her knees and discovered that she would need to have, not just one, but two partial knee replacements. She was referred to Dr….

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Light A Bulb raises over $350,000
Jan

7

2019

Light A Bulb raises over $350,000

Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation is thrilled to announce that we have raised $350,284 through our 2018 Light A Bulb Campaign, far exceeding our goal of $275,000. This total marks the highest amount raised in the 31 year history of the Light A Bulb campaign.   “We are completely blown away by the response this year and want to sincerely thank each and every one who…

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Light A Bulb Exceeds Goal
Dec

20

2018

Light A Bulb Exceeds Goal

Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation is so excited to announce that we have met and exceeded our fundraising goal for the 31st annual Light A Bulb Campaign! We have raised over $310,000, the highest amount in Light A Bulb history. “We are blown away by the generosity of North Okanagan residents,” says Lisa Westermark, Executive Director, Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. “Thank you so much to everyone…

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Japanese Women’s Auxiliary supports Light A Bulb
Dec

17

2018

Japanese Women’s Auxiliary supports Light A Bulb

In the North Okanagan, Japanese culture and heritage has deep roots, dating back many decades. Vernon Japanese Women’s Auxiliary, or Fujinkai, is an integral part of the Japanese community. The Vernon Japanese Women’s Auxiliary formed in the late 1930’s, shortly after the Vernon Japanese Hall on Bella Vista Road was built. Their mission is to keep Japanese culture alive and for Japanese women to feel…

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