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….
For the second year in a row, Nathan Campbell donated his birthday money to support sick kids at VJH. The eleven-year-old decided to forgo any presents, instead collecting money from his party, and having his parents match the funds with a donation from their business, Great Canadian Oil Change. Great job, Nathan! Hope 11 is a great year!
Rock for Care at The Longhorn Pub on April 23rd raised $3,081 for the Cancer Equipment Fund at VJH! Thank you to Zav Dhillon (pictured with Richard Rolke from VJH Foundation), Dan Ondzik and the team from The Longhorn, Rick Zipp, all the bands, auction sponsors, event supporters and everyone who came out to enjoy the event!
Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation has received its largest single legacy gift to date. Long- time Okanagan resident Frank Yanavicius left his full estate, a gift in excess of $1 million, to the Foundation in recognition of exceptional care he received at VJH in his later years. “This generous gift from Mr. Yanavicius will ensure improved health care for North Okanagan generations to come,” said Sue…