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State-of-the-art urology surgical table with fluoroscopy arrives in Vernon – thanks to $770,000 gift.

State-of-the-art urology surgical table with fluoroscopy arrives in Vernon – thanks to $770,000 gift.
Feb

1

2019

State-of-the-art urology surgical table with fluoroscopy arrives in Vernon – thanks to $770,000 gift.

A state-of-the art, high-resolution suite of equipment for urology has arrived in Vernon Jubilee Hospital thanks to a generous donor. This anonymous gift of $770,000 is the largest major gift the VJH Foundation has received. This new equipment takes our service to a whole new world-class level. The previous table was used in over 5,000 cases in 3 years including both elective and emergency surgery,…

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Local Subway shows ongoing support for the health of our community
Jan

16

2019

Local Subway shows ongoing support for the health of our community

Vernon Subway restaurants show their support for Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation year after year. This January, they have given $5,000 to VJH Foundation’s campaign, OPERATION: Surgical Care for Life. Local Subway co-owners Gurjit Jhajj and Raj Jaswal have been long term donors to the foundation and recognize the importance of improving healthcare in the North Okanagan. They have donated over $72,000 since 2004 to many…

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Patient thanks VJH surgeon for getting her life back
Jan

10

2019

Patient thanks VJH surgeon for getting her life back

“I have a new lease on life!” exclaimed Lori King, who is grateful for the care she received from Dr. Paul Dooley, Orthopedic Surgeon at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Lori was a young woman, only 45, when she was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in her knees and discovered that she would need to have, not just one, but two partial knee replacements. She was referred to Dr….

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Light A Bulb raises over $350,000
Jan

7

2019

Light A Bulb raises over $350,000

Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation is thrilled to announce that we have raised $350,284 through our 2018 Light A Bulb Campaign, far exceeding our goal of $275,000. This total marks the highest amount raised in the 31 year history of the Light A Bulb campaign.   “We are completely blown away by the response this year and want to sincerely thank each and every one who…

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Light A Bulb Exceeds Goal
Dec

20

2018

Light A Bulb Exceeds Goal

Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation is so excited to announce that we have met and exceeded our fundraising goal for the 31st annual Light A Bulb Campaign! We have raised over $310,000, the highest amount in Light A Bulb history. “We are blown away by the generosity of North Okanagan residents,” says Lisa Westermark, Executive Director, Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. “Thank you so much to everyone…

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Japanese Women’s Auxiliary supports Light A Bulb
Dec

17

2018

Japanese Women’s Auxiliary supports Light A Bulb

In the North Okanagan, Japanese culture and heritage has deep roots, dating back many decades. Vernon Japanese Women’s Auxiliary, or Fujinkai, is an integral part of the Japanese community. The Vernon Japanese Women’s Auxiliary formed in the late 1930’s, shortly after the Vernon Japanese Hall on Bella Vista Road was built. Their mission is to keep Japanese culture alive and for Japanese women to feel…

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Getting closer to Light A Bulb Campaign goal
Dec

17

2018

Getting closer to Light A Bulb Campaign goal

With 9 days left to go until Christmas, the 31st annual Light A Bulb Campaign has picked up a lot of momentum and the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation expects to reach our $275,000 goal. “We are getting closer and are so thrilled with the generosity of our community,” says Lisa Westermark, Executive Director, Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. “Seeing people come together and hearing why they…

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Light A Bulb Campaign picks up momentum
Dec

10

2018

Light A Bulb Campaign picks up momentum

The 31st annual Light A Bulb Campaign got off to a slow start but things are picking up for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. We have raised $197,000 towards our $275,000 goal. This is due to a flood of donations that had been held up in the mail and a generous donation of $70,000 from the Armstrong Spallumcheen Healthcare Auxiliary. “We are grateful for the…

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Share-a-Bear cheering up children this holiday season
Nov

28

2018

Share-a-Bear cheering up children this holiday season

Comforting a child and bringing a smile to their face while they are sick during the holiday season is a priceless gift. BC Liquor Stores’ annual Share-a-Bear campaign has been bringing joy to children all over British Columbia for nearly 30 years. The Share-a-Bear program began in 1989 and has gifted almost 700,000 stuffed bears to charities throughout the province. Customers purchase stuffed bears to…

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Get Healthy for the Holidays and support VJH Foundation
Nov

27

2018

Get Healthy for the Holidays and support VJH Foundation

You don’t need to wait for a New Year’s Resolution to make your health a priority. Fit Body Boot Camp in Vernon has an amazing deal starting December 1st and you won’t want to miss it. From December 1 to January 31, Fit Body Boot Camp has a 21 day fitness package for $67. Even better than the price is the fact that 100% of…

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Postal Strike Effects Light A Bulb Results
Nov

26

2018

Postal Strike Effects Light A Bulb Results

The 31st annual Light A Bulb Campaign launched on November 7th and is off to a slow start, raising $44,000 of the $275,000 target, due to the rotating postal strike. The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation is raising funds for critical equipment at VJH. The goal of the campaign is to give VJH surgeons the equipment needed to perform more surgeries, ultimately reducing wait times and…

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Bottle Recycling supports VJH Foundation
Nov

25

2018

Bottle Recycling supports VJH Foundation

We all have them – empty bottles sitting around the house, waiting to be taken to the bottle depot for recycling. Most of the time, they hang around for months until something must be done! Have you ever thought of using the money earned from your recyclables to support your community? Desert Cove Homeowners Association is taking a proactive and philanthropic approach with their bottle…

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