Service groups and community organizations have generously donated to this year’s Light a Bulb Campaign to purchase high definition camera heads and control units for VJH Operating Rooms. The new equipment will provide the surgical team with the tools to perform minimally invasive surgical and diagnostic procedures, resulting in faster recovery times and shorter hospital stays. Some of the groups include Fraternal Order of Eagles…
Mark Roberts and Nancy Marshall from Watkin Motors, presented a cheque for $905 to Lloyd Mitchell of the Vernon PSA Support Group, care of Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. Thank you to everyone who liked & shared throughout November as Mark grew his Mo’ for a Bro’.
Last year’s Light a Bulb Campaign raised more than $250,000 for surgical equipment to reduce wait times for hip and knee surgeries at VJH. Here is one of the many patients who were helped because of donations to Light a Bulb. For five years Jewlie Milligan tried to manage her knee pain caused by a sports injury sustained 20 years prior. “I was on a…
Thanks to the generosity of VJH Foundation donors, the Lions Vision Centre in Armstrong received state-of-the-art technology in early 2016 benefiting cataract patients throughout the North Okanagan and Shuswap. The $100,000 Callisto Eye System is a computer assisted integrated cataract surgery system, linking diagnostic equipment with surgical instruments to enhance efficiency and improve surgical safety. The system comprises a microscope and live video touch screen…
The Wine Women & Woods Tee Off for the Cure Golf Tournament held last June at Predator Ridge initially raised more than $88,000 for women’s health at VJH. After the tournament, an additional $4,000 has been raised to bring the total funds raised to $92,297! Funds will support the purchase of equipment for Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (TLH) at VJH. TLH is the removal of the…
Life’s journey can take you in many directions, but when your driving force is a passion for helping others, you are always heading in the right direction. This lifelong lesson began early for Paul Docksteader. Growing up in Vancouver as the only son and eldest child of three, his future seemed set. In his youth, Paul began working in his family’s automotive dealership which had…
(photo: Brenda Hora, Mental Health Case Manager for Adult Community Support Services, demonstrates a SAD Lamp at the Vernon Health Unit) Due to our generous donors, VJH Foundation supported Community Mental Health in purchasing 15 much-needed Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Lamps for IH community facilities throughout the North Okanagan. Seasonal affective disorder is the formal name of a type of depression that occurs during the…
In September, the Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign raised $33,866 in cookies sales and a matching donation from owners Dan and Jamie Currie. Funds will purchase physiological monitors for the Women’s & Children’s Health Department at VJH. Many thanks to everyone who took part in this annual campaign. To date, local Tim Hortons have donated $289,480 to VJH Foundation through the Smile Cookie campaign.
A big thank you to the team at CIBC Wood Gundy for their $1,000 donation from CIBC 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.
Thank you to Dick Melrose (centre) and Dave Roseberry (right) from the ACT/UCT Kelowna West Council #1003 for the generous donation of $1,000. Funds will support patient comfort for seniors on 3N at VJH. Kevin Arbuckle (left) from VJH Foundation accepted the cheque on behalf of the Foundation Board.
Last year, Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation granted more than $1,600,000 to health care needs in the North Okanagan including $1,250,611 to Tower of Care Phase II; $112,003 to the Lions Vision Centre in Armstrong; $78,988 to Women’s & Children’s Health Services; $57,631 to residential care in Vernon, Armstrong, Enderby & Lumby, and $54,923 to the Emergency Department. Funds were designated to furnish the 6th and…
Many thanks to Prospera Credit Union and Vernon Dragon Boat Festival for raising $3,165 from this year’s Dragon Boat Festival and Cinema Under the Stars. Funds raised will purchase biopsy gun systems for the mammography department at VJH.