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Radiothon Continues to Support VJH Women’s and Children’s Department



Radiothon Continues to Support VJH Women’s and Children’s Department

For 18 years the Have a Heart Radiothon has supported the Women’s and Children’s Health Services Unit at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. This year’s 12-hour day of raising funds to support the purchase of priority equipment for newborn babies and their moms will once again be held virtually on May 27th from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Pure Country 105.7 radio personalities Turner Gentry and Jess Mattia will be on-air throughout the day speaking to community members and medical staff about the impact every dollar donated to this campaign makes. General Manager, Ken Kilcullen says, “We’re especially proud of the contributions our local radio station has made over the past 18 years and today we’re excited to join with the VJH Foundation and this caring community to again support our hospital.”

“In some way shape or form every mom and baby in our care will use the pieces of equipment we are fundraising for this year,” stated Kristen Megyesi, Interim Manager, Clinical Operations, Women’s and Children’s Health Services.  “Our Panda Warmers, which are designed to support the health of a baby after delivery, are approximately 15 years old and need to be replaced. Two additional items also in need of upgrades are the Fetal Heart Monitors and Wireless Patient Modules. These pieces enable staff to continually evaluate the fetal heart rate pattern during labour and to monitor a mother’s heart rate and contractions” continued Megyesi.

“We’re so grateful to the Pure Country team for continuing to be creative and help us raise funds for this vital department in our hospital,” stated Kate McBrearty, Executive Director of the VJH Foundation. “Despite the pandemic, babies are being born, equipment needs to be replaced, and new technologies are giving VJH staff opportunities to provide even better care to newborns and mothers in our community. With the help of our supporters and challengers we know that our amazing community will once again pull together and support this wonderful event.”

Residents are encouraged to get involved and to support the event in the following ways:

  • DONATE BY PHONE: 250.558.1362 
    • SHARE: Follow on social media and help spread awareness about the Radiothon.

The Have a Heart Radiothon will deliver essential care to women and children, right here in our community.

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