Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation
Celebrating 32 years of community giving, the VJH Foundation was established in 1981 as an independent society whose sole purpose is to raise capital funds for Vernon Jubilee Hospital. With the establishment of Interior Health in 2001 and the reorganization of health care in the North Okanagan, the Foundation’s mandate changed.
Today, Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation is responsible for supporting and administering funds for:
Residential Care Facilities: Noric House; Parkview Place; Pleasant Valley Manor; Polson Manor; Polson Special; The Gateby
Community Care Programs: Day Break; Enderby Community Health; Granville Get Away; Lions Vision Centre; Mental Health; Pleasant Valley Health Centre; Vernon Community Health; Vernon Public Health
Vernon Jubilee Hospital:
Vernon Jubilee Hospital and its Interior Health healthcare partners situated in the North Okanagan. Working with the community, the Foundation’s exists to enhance healthcare, improve programs and education in acute care, residential care, community and mental health.
In 2011, the Foundation completed the largest fundraising campaign it had ever done. $7 million was raised to support equipment purchases for the Polson Tower at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. This was thanks to the generosity of the North Okanagan community. Reaching this lofty goal was not the end of fundraising needs. In February of 2012 the community was asked to support the full cost of a renovation and expansion of the McMurtry Baerg Cancer Centre. $500,000 was raised and completion of the project is expected in late January, 2013. Through both of these campaigns funds continued to be raised to support equipment needs for other areas of health care in the North Okanagan. In the 2011-2012 fiscal year, $1,657,923 was raised for the Tower and $802,223 went to other areas of need.