The South Cariboo Health Foundation (SCHF) spring 2016 fundraisers helped the 100 Mile District General Hospital gain an important intubator.
Fundraising co-ordinator Brenda Devine says the GlideScope was purchased with about $26,000 raised by the SCHF in its spring fundraisers, including its “Just for the Health of It” campaign.
The idea was put forward to Central GM owner Tom Bachinsky, who was “very good about” going along with their plan, she explains.
“I asked him if he wouldn’t mind giving us some of the money out of his sales of his cars and his trucks for the month [of April 2016], and he was quite good about doing that.”
Devine says that raised about $6,000 including “top-up” dollars from Bachynski himself, and the rest came from other 2016 fundraising and donations.
Hospital chief of staff Dr. Gordon Hutchinson says when SCHF heard he was going down to take a medical airway management course at the annual St. Paul’s Emergency Medicine Update Conference in Whistler, the SCHF asked him if he would choose the appropriate video laryngoscope for the hospital.
The South Cariboo Health Foundation’s (SCHF) Starry Nights fundraiser, which began in November and ran until the end of January, was an overwhelming success, says SCHF public relations director Brenda Devine.
The group’s goal had been to raise $20,000 for an electric imaging trauma stretcher. When the funds were totalled up, Devine says more than $50,000 had been raised – more than double last year’s amount.
“We did extremely well; the campaign was very successful. We had a lot more donors than last year and a lot of new donors.” Continue reading Starry Nights campaign a huge success.
(from “the free press” April 17 2015″)
Interior Health residential care recreation therapist Wendy Reilly, back left, joined South Cariboo Health Foundation (SCHF) directors Konrad Schmidt-Meil and Chris Nickless, and chair Mary Shennum – who jumped in for a test drive – when they checked out two shiny new Parker automated bathtubs at Mill Site Lodge on April 17. The SCHF donated $42,684. toward the $71,140 purchase, the the balance ($28,456) funded by the Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District.
( from “The Pulse, News from the South Cariboo Health Foundation.” spring 2015)
Dr. Gordon Hutchinson, the hospital’s general practitioner for oncology, says he is “absolutely pleased about this. A great and noticeable improvement appreciated by patients and families.”
It facilitates a more comfortable delivery of his cancer consultation services. “It was a cubby hole. You couldn’t ger more than one family member inside and there was a lack of privacy.”
The cost of $15,400 was shared by the SCHF and Cariboo-Regional district.
South Cariboo Health Foundation steps up once again
Carole Rooney Free Press
SCHF spokesperson Brenda Devine says the new VWR Digital Mini Incubator and Thermometer unit brings heightened efficiency to the hospital laboratory. Continue reading Hospital lab unit replaced