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Recent news articles from the Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation

  • June 30, 2020
    <p> To say that 2020 has been challenging, is an understatement. The Delta community faced an unprecedented health crisis and was asked to stay home to flatten the COVID-19 curve. During this time, the staff of Delta Hospital could not stay home; they showed up to work everyday to keep the Delta community healthy and safe.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Delta community responded immediately. During the past months, over 60 local restaurants, shops and individuals donated countless drinks, meals, snacks, and other goods to the dedicated Delta Hospital staff. This show of support and generosity was heartwarming and proved to the healthcare team that the community of Delta stands with them in a time of crisis.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;We were overwhelmed by the support from our community,&rdquo; says, Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. &ldquo;At DHCHF, we were honoured to facilitate the outpouring of in-kind donations that came in for the hard-working staff of Delta Hospital and we can&rsquo;t thank these businesses and individuals enough. This was a huge morale boost at a time when they needed it the most.&rdquo;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> In addition, this exceptional city of Delta took to their windows and driveways every night at 7pm to cheer and show their encouragement for the frontline healthcare workers. Some even showed up outside the hospital to show their support.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> There is no doubt about it, Delta is a special place.&nbsp; This will be remembered as a time when Delta came together in support of one another.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Thanks to the in-kind donors of Delta Hospital:</strong></p> <p> Aileen Noguer</p> <p> Amica Whiterock</p> <p> Andrew Falconer</p> <p> Blue Monkey Coconut Water</p> <p> Boca Grande Donut Shop</p> <p> Brian and Maureen Scott</p> <p> Brockmanns Chocolates</p> <p> Browns Socialhouse</p> <p> Bubble 88</p> <p> Caf&eacute; de Gourmet</p> <p> Candlelight Catering</p> <p> CEFA Early Learning South Delta</p> <p> Chewters Chocolates</p> <p> Chopped Leaf</p> <p> Cob&#39;s Bread Ladner</p> <p> Dairy Queen Ladner</p> <p> Delta Gymnastics</p> <p> Delta Hospital Auxiliary Society</p> <p> Dnata Flight Kitchen</p> <p> Don Miller</p> <p> George Gao family</p> <p> Hazel</p> <p> Il Posto</p> <p> Inno Foods</p> <p> Kindred Cultures</p> <p> Iron Kingdom Energy and Recovery Drinks</p> <p> Kin&#39;s Market</p> <p> Lara&#39;s Cuisine</p> <p> Lara&#39;s Cuisine</p> <p> Loren Giesbrecht</p> <p> Margaret Wong/Ladner Artisan Chocolates</p> <p> Marie Piperni</p> <p> McDonald&#39;s Ladner</p> <p> Monte Christo Bakery</p> <p> Mr Gold Gelato</p> <p> Mr Mahal</p> <p> Mrs Manjit Hotha</p> <p> My Greek Taverna</p> <p> My Tsawwassen Dentist</p> <p> Niagara Pizza</p> <p> Panago Pizza Ladner</p> <p> Papa John&#39;s Delta</p> <p> Patrick Frampton</p> <p> Pepperoni Caf&eacute; North Delta</p> <p> Petra&#39;s by L&#39;Aromas</p> <p> Pho 37</p> <p> Pho Saigon</p> <p> Pork Mafia</p> <p> Remedy Drinks (Alan Bates)</p> <p> Richlea Bakery</p> <p> Sapporo Kitchen</p> <p> Save On Tsawwassen</p> <p> Sodexho and MDR</p> <p> Southridge Building Supplies</p> <p> Southridge Hardware</p> <p> South St Burger/T Mills</p> <p> Stir Coffee House</p> <p> Subway Richmond (cambie and 5 Rd)</p> <p> Tandoori Flame Surrey/Delta</p> <p> Verre Restaurant</p> <p> White Spot On the Go Food Truck</p> <p> Wok Box</p> <p> World&#39;s Finest Chocolates/Leah Lewendon</p>
  • June 16, 2020
    <p> Thanks to The Cowell Foundation, who made a very generous first-time gift of $335,000 late last year, Delta Hospital is awaiting a brand-new critical piece of equipment - an Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) Unit.</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> The UVGI device provides an additional layer of infection control for hospitals on top of standard cleaning procedures. This is a timely gift as we prepare for the new COVID-19 infection control processes. The UVGI unit is brought into a vacated room that has been cleaned and emits pulses of UV light to further disinfect surface areas. This kills harmful bacteria and viruses that can spread quickly throughout a hospital putting vulnerable patients at risk of illness or infection.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Cathy Wiebe, Executive Director (interim)&nbsp;WR/SS, Delta Health Services and Peace Arch and Delta Hospitals, states that, &ldquo;Delta is the first hospital in Fraser Health to secure an order for the UVGI unit which is scheduled to arrive next month.&rdquo;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, infection control needs are more critical than ever before,&rdquo; says Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. &nbsp;&ldquo;The UVGI Unit is an important tool for reducing the risk of infection at Delta Hospital and we are incredibly grateful to The Cowell Foundation for their support.&rdquo;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The family-owned and operated Cowell Auto Group has been doing business in the Lower Mainland since 1967, and The Cowell Foundation, created and funded by the Cowell family, is a supporter of many local causes.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>
  • May 25, 2020
    <p> <em><span style="font-size:10px;">Pictured (left to right): Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation; Dr. John Bining,&nbsp;Department Head of Medical Imaging, Delta Hospital; Andreas Hochstrasser, Site Coordinator, Medical Imaging, Delta Hospital.</span></em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation (DHCH Foundation) is happy to announce some positive healthcare related news at a time when we all need it. A new state-of-the-art CT Scanner is operating at Delta Hospital, thanks to $1.7M being raised through DHCH Foundation&rsquo;s Signature Events and generous community donations. This new scanner has replaced an older model that was nearing the end of its life span. The campaign was anticipated to take 2 years but due to the overwhelming generosity from event sponsors, attendees and donors, the Foundation was able to fulfill their commitment in record time.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;Right now, more than ever it is critical that Delta Hospital has access to the latest and best technology,&rdquo; said Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. &ldquo;We are grateful for the unwavering support from our donors which enables us to continue to provide the best possible healthcare to our residents.&rdquo;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> A CT Scanner is a vital diagnostic piece of equipment that provides critical information leading to the diagnosis or the ruling out of many medical conditions and diseases such as aneurysms, tumours, stroke, kidney stones and appendicitis. The improved image and quality of the new CT Scanner will allow for more accurate diagnoses, faster scan times and innovative diagnostic technologies.&nbsp; Last year, over 8,400 scans were performed at Delta Hospital, including both emergency and trauma scans as well as scheduled scans.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>
  • May 22, 2020
    <p> Due to provincial restrictions on large gatherings amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation has made the decision to take the 22-year old golf tournament and make it golfless. The Century Group Delta Health Golfless Classic will take place online from Thursday, September 10, 2020 to Thursday, September 17, 2020 and will raise funds for a new service and piece of equipment for Delta Hospital - an echo ultrasound.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;We could have made the tough decision to cancel the fundraiser altogether, but as the need for an echo ultrasound is a major priority that makes the need for our second largest fundraiser of the year, even more important,&rdquo; says Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. &ldquo;We are so grateful to Century Group for their generous decision to remain as our Title Sponsor and fully supporting this new format, we couldn&rsquo;t do it without them. We have received an outpouring of support from our community during these last few months and that makes us hopeful that our other long standing sponsors remain on board and additional sponsors join in on supporting this important fundraiser for Delta Hospital.&rdquo;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Century Group has a long history of supporting the Delta Community through golf. &ldquo;We held our own George Hodgins Memorial Golf Tournament for charity for many years. This would have been our sixth year as Title Sponsor of the Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation tournament. Our hospital needs our support more than ever during this pandemic and we are proud to support this innovative and important fundraiser during this challenging time. We hope others can do the same.&rdquo; says Sean Hodgins President, Century Group.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> This year&rsquo;s Century Group Delta Health Golfless Classic will include an online auction, 50/50 lottery, contests, and an opportunity to make a charitable donation. The non-event will hopefully raise the final dollars needed to purchase the $300K echo ultrasound. This brand new service is one of the most important diagnostic tools to be added to Delta Hospital in the past 10 years and will transform the way we look after our cardiac patients at Delta Hospital and allow them to receive the best care right in their own community. At Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation we are dedicated to ensuring Delta Hospital Staff is well-equipped with the right tools to perform life-saving care. We are working hard to raise funds for our current health concerns as well as for the future of healthcare in our community.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> To become a sponsor or sign-up for the list for the Century Group Delta Health Golfless Classic, please contact our Special Events Manager at sharla.degroote@dhfoundation.ca or 604 940 9695 or visit www.dhchfoundation.ca.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>CENTURY GROUP </strong></p> <p> Century Group is a family-owned, mixed-use real estate development company with a mission of Leading by Design to create places that increase the sum of human happiness by connecting people to transit, to growing food, and to each other through a strong sense of community. Century Group&rsquo;s people are committed to building sustainable, thriving communities with diverse neighbourhoods where people live, work, shop, play, and learn while striving to reduce human impact on our natural ecosystems. For more than 60 years, Century Group has built a portfolio of operating real estate assets and land, residential rental suites, four independent seniors residences, hotels and restaurants, and over 300 commercial units in various retail centres. Century Group&rsquo;s latest project, Southlands, is a new beach community rooted in farming and food in Boundary Bay, Tsawwassen. Opening to the public this Fall, Southlands is where local agriculture, food, and food commerce are celebrated and ingrained into daily life. For more information on Southlands and the farm-to-table initiatives that are happening in the community, please visit DiscoverSouthlands.ca.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation </strong></p> <p> Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation (DHCH Foundation) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission to fund and promote outstanding healthcare at Delta Hospital and in the community of Delta. Since 1988, DHCH Foundation has raised over $50 million so the Delta community has access to the best medical services close to home. Learn more at www.dhchfoundation.ca.</p>
  • April 30, 2020
    <p> To our community,</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> These are truly unprecedented times. COVID-19 has changed how we live in many ways. At Delta Hospital, staff are working harder than ever to provide care to meet this increased demand given this challenging health crisis. At Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation, we are grateful for the support that we have received from our community. We have had an incredible response from our local restaurants, shops and individuals who have donated drinks, meals, snacks, and other goods to our hardworking Delta Hospital staff and we can&rsquo;t thank them enough for their generosity and kindness.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> As the team at Delta Hospital is working around the clock to keep our community healthy and safe, many of you have been wondering how you can personally support these amazing individuals and our hospital.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Here are some of the ways that you can help during these uncertain times:</strong></p> <ul> <li> - Donate to critical needs at Delta Hospital - <a href="https://www.gifttool.com/donations/Donate?ID=2261&amp;AID=5446">Echo Ultrasound Campaign</a> or our <a href="https://www.gifttool.com/donations/Donate?ID=2261&amp;AID=4410">Hospital&rsquo;s Greatest Needs Fund</a>.</li> <li> <a href="https://www.gifttool.com/donations/Donate?ID=2261&amp;AID=5467">- Join the Helping Hearts Club</a> and become a monthly donor to support critical needs at Delta Hospital.</li> <li> - Follow us on <a href="https://www.instagram.com/dhchfoundation/">Instagram</a>, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/dhchfoundation">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/DHCHFoundation">Twitter</a> and visit our website to keep up on events and programs supporting Delta Hospital.</li> <li> - Please follow the advice of our health experts regarding COVID-19</li> <li> - Keep cheering from home! Our healthcare team hears you every night at 7pm. Keep it up!</li> </ul> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Our team at Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation is here supporting ALL the healthcare needs of our community, today and always.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Sincerely,</p> <p> Lisa Hoglund</p> <p> Executive Director<br /> Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation</p>