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Starlight Foundation Donates Activity Kits for Young Kids at VJH
Oct

20

2017

Starlight Foundation Donates Activity Kits for Young Kids at VJH

Thank you to Starlight Foundation for their generous donation of Kids & Babies Activity Kits created to bring a smile and provide comfort to children aged 0-3 years. The activity bags contain a board book, a cuddly toy, and fun activities designed to entertain and distract very young children and make their hospital experience less frightening. IH Social Worker Megan Desimone (left) displays the kits…

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CIBC Wood Gundy Miracle Day Supports Youth Mental Health
Oct

18

2017

CIBC Wood Gundy Miracle Day Supports Youth Mental Health

CIBC Wood Gundy donated $1,100 through CIBC Children’s Miracle Day to support the Children & Youth Mental Health & Substance Use Initiative. On Miracle Day, Local Investment Advisors and Capital Markets team members donated their fees and commissions to support the Child & Youth Mental Health & Substance Use Initiative in the North Okanagan. Many thanks to CIBC Wood Gundy! Pictured:  Aaron Volpatti, Ken Gaskell,…

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Birthday Donation Helps VJH Patients
Sep

29

2017

Birthday Donation Helps VJH Patients

The Foundation office welcomed a special visitor today. Carmen, who just turned 4 on September 21st, brought in donations from her birthday party. She wanted to help sick people and asked those attending her party to help raise funds for the hospital. Thank you so much to Carmen and her family and friends for raising $117 to help people at VJH!

Richard FinnPresidentWaysideCo
Sep

29

2017

VJH Foundation Elects New Board for 2017-18

Following the election of new officers at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday, September 19th at The Prestige Hotel, the Foundation is pleased to announce the Board of Directors for 2017-2018. President: Richard Finn Vice-President: Marg Bailey Treasurer: Greg Hamilton Directors: Elise Allan, Kevin Arbuckle, Sandra Borden, Judy Dangel, Dr. Curtis Mohamed, Richard Harding, Kimberley Hutton, Paul Morgan, Greg Mussenden,…

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Cinema Under the Stars Raises Funds for Gamma Probe at VJH
Sep

28

2017

Cinema Under the Stars Raises Funds for Gamma Probe at VJH

Thank you to Lisa George from Vernon Rowing and Dragon Boat Club for bringing in $200 raised from Prospera Credit Union and Outdoor Movies BC Cinema Under the Stars event held September 16th. Thanks to everyone who came out and provided a donation to VJH Foundation for breast cancer care at VJH!

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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