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Smile Cookie campaign raises more than $18,000 for Vernon Jubilee Hospital

Smile Cookie campaign raises more than $18,000 for Vernon Jubilee Hospital
Nov

6

2019

Smile Cookie campaign raises more than $18,000 for Vernon Jubilee Hospital

The annual Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign raised an amazing $18,774 through local cookie sales for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital this year. Smile cookies, the chocolate chunk cookies decorated with blue eyes and an iconic pink smile were on sale from September 16-22, 2019. Through the national campaign, customers could purchase the delicious cookies for only $1 plus applicable taxes, with the full proceeds going to…

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New Physiatrist and Much Needed Equipment for North Okanagan Residents
Oct

18

2019

New Physiatrist and Much Needed Equipment for North Okanagan Residents

Local residents will no longer have to be referred to Kelowna to access physiatry care treatments with the recruitment of a new doctor and the purchase of new two pieces of specialty equipment. The Vernon Jubilee Hospital team was delighted to recently welcome Physiatrist Dr. Jennifer Thomas to Vernon, a medical doctor who specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Physiatrists diagnose and treat both acute…

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VJH Foundation Kicks off Fundraising Program at Shoppers Drug Mart
Oct

10

2019

VJH Foundation Kicks off Fundraising Program at Shoppers Drug Mart

VERNON, BC – Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation is calling on residents of the North Okanagan to support the McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre, which continues to be a starting point for people newly diagnosed with cancer to support them in their journey through the process. From October 5th to November 1st, residents can donate to the LOVE YOU by Shoppers Drug Mart fall fundraising program to grow…

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VJH Foundation Announces New Executive Director
Oct

8

2019

VJH Foundation Announces New Executive Director

A now familiar face is leading the way in supporting improved health care services in the North Okanagan. The Board of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Kate McBrearty as Executive Director of the Foundation, effectively immediately. “On behalf of the entire Board, we are thrilled to officially welcome Kate to the position of Executive Director. She has been…

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VJH Foundation Charity Classic Golf Tournament exceeds $2 Million Goal
Sep

10

2019

VJH Foundation Charity Classic Golf Tournament exceeds $2 Million Goal

A major milestone was reached this past weekend at the 10th Anniversary of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation Charity Golf Classic held at Predator Ridge Resort. The annual sold-out event saw 136 players from around the region gather at the Resort for a fun-filled day of golf, games, gourmet food and exciting live auction. This year, due to the ongoing tremendous support of the participants,…

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Sun FM makes Pediatric Oncology Room a reality
Jun

20

2019

Sun FM makes Pediatric Oncology Room a reality

Children facing cancer now have a dedicated space at Vernon Jubilee Hospital to receive chemotherapy treatment thanks to the Sun FM Have a Heart Radiothon and the incredible generosity of our community. On June 20, donors, doctors, staff, and supporters gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the Pediatric Oncology Room at the McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre at VJH. Supported by a specialized team of health…

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Smooth Operations Hospital Gala Raises over $115,000
May

14

2019

Smooth Operations Hospital Gala Raises over $115,000

Overwhelming community support resulted in a successful Smooth Operations Gala and enhanced medical care in the North Okanagan. On May 11, a sold-out crowd of 240 people attended the gala, which raised over $115,000. The gala is part of OPERATION: Surgical Care for Life, a campaign which aims to reduce hospital wait times, increase surgical capacity and improve patient outcomes. “We couldn’t be more thrilled…

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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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