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Vernon Legion Funds New Equipment at VJH
Oct

24

2017

Vernon Legion Funds New Equipment at VJH

Thanks to a generous donation from The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25 Vernon, Vernon Jubilee Hospital has additional vital testing equipment. The Legion donated $17,790 to Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation for the purchase of a bladder scanner in the Emergency Department (ED). The ED, which had 47,908 visits last year, had only one scanner which was used multiple times each day, with increasing demand. “The…

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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!

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!

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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Book Warehouse Donates to Men’s Health Month
Jul

13

2017

Book Warehouse Donates to Men’s Health Month

Thank you to the Book Warehouse volunteers for supporting Men’s Health Month to purchase an ECG for the Emergency Department at VJH and to support, diagnose and treat prostate cancer for local men!

Armstrong Spallumcheen Health Care Auxiliary Donates $72,144 to Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation
Jul

7

2017

Armstrong Spallumcheen Health Care Auxiliary Donates $72,144 to Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation

The Armstrong Spallumcheen Health Care Auxiliary (A/SHA) continues to ensure the best health care for North Okanagan residents with its recent donation of $72,144 to Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. “Since 1996, the Auxiliary has donated an astounding $1,161,643 to the Foundation.  We are grateful for their ongoing dedication and generosity which elevates the level of care for all of us,” said Sue Beaudry, VJHF Director…

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