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…
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!
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…
Project Leader Kara Wilhelms explains how the Child & Youth Mental Health & Substance Use Collaborative helps young people in the Shuswap – North Okanagan. Thank you to our donors for supporting this vital community initiative.
Seven years ago, Vernon resident Greg Mussenden was enjoying a winter walk with his wife when he experienced an unfamiliar tightness in his chest. “I knew something wasn’t right,” he said. “I had to stop and rest.” With a history of heart disease in his family, Mussenden tried to consciously live a healthy lifestyle, eating properly and exercising regularly. Although there wasn’t any pain, a…
When Ed Eyford was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he kept the bad news to himself, not even telling his wife. “Waiting for the surgery to have it removed was so stressful, I had a heart attack. That’s when I realized I had to let it out.” That was 26 years ago, and Eyford has made a remarkable journey from avoidance to advocacy for men’s health….
VJH is getting a new Gamma Probe System to detect mutated cells and tumours in the breast, thanks to the Wine, Women & Woods Tee off for the Cure golf tournament held at Predator Ridge June 11 and 12. The event raised $101,000 for VJH Foundation to purchase the equipment. The Gamma Probe technology is based on the injection of radio‐ pharmaceuticals that emit gamma…
Congratulations to the VJH Emergency Dept. for receiving the Emergency Service Award this week at the 2017 Vernon Morning Star Community Leader Awards! Dr. Mike Concannon and Manager Leslie Murphy received the award on behalf of the ED team. Rev. Grace Wulff (left) was a finalist in the Above & Beyond Category. Thirty-one residents were recognized for their special contributions to the North Okanagan. Congratulations…
For the first time, Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation is dedicating the entire month of June to promoting men’s health. This year, the Foundation is launching North Okanagan Men’s Health Month in place of the Do it for Dad Run & Walk. “Our new initiative will continue to benefit prostate health for local men, and will also provide support for cardiac care needs at VJH,” said…
The 8th annual JCI Hospital Gala held April 22nd at the Vernon Lodge and Conference Centre raised $26,800 for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. Funds will purchase lifesaving emergency cardiac equipment that will be used when transporting patients to the KGH Cardiac Care Unit. This equipment will help keep both patients and health care staff safe during transport, allowing staff to assist patients while being…
Many thanks to the Vernon Fraternal Order of Eagles #3557 for their generous donation of $2,000! John Mayrhofer, Eagles Secretary, dropped by the Foundation office to present the cheque to Sue Beaudry. Funds will be designated to areas of most need.
Thanks to the vision and dedication of a local physician, North Okanagan residents will receive major enhancements to their health care. The Vernon Doctors Hockey Tournament, founded by Dr. William Cawkell, has donated $75,000 to Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation to support Surgical Services and the purchase of a LUCAS Chest Compression System at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. “Our heartfelt thanks and appreciation goes out to Dr….