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Recent news articles from the Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation

  • November 23, 2020
    <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Delta Hospital Auxiliary Society have made a gift of $55,000 towards cancer care at Delta Hospital through Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Approximately 8,819 cancer related surgeries were performed at Delta Hospital last year. Many of these surgeries involving skin cancer and lymphomas. As the cancer incidence rate in Delta is expected to increase by over 23% over the next 10 years it is crucial that Delta Hospital has state of the art equipment and screening services available for our community.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;We are grateful to receive this significant gift from the Delta Hospital Auxiliary towards cancer care priorities at Delta Hospital,&rdquo; says Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. &ldquo;We are very fortunate to work in collaboration with the Delta Hospital Auxiliary to support the best health care possible in our community.&rdquo;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Delta Hospital Auxiliary have been providing volunteer service, care and comfort and funding from their entrepreneurial efforts for programs and medical equipment to Delta Hospital since 1969. One of their volunteer programs, the Pillow Pals, hand-makes post-operative pillow sets to help comfort women recovering from breast surgery. Currently the Pillow Pals sew 800 pillow sets per year using fabric and materials donated by the community to ease pain and lift spirits. The generous donation originated from the family of Laura-Marie Gisler, a cancer care patient, in recognition of the encouragement, comfort, and connection she received from the Pillow Pals during a difficult time.&nbsp;</p>
  • November 12, 2020
    <p> Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation is honoured to announce a remarkable $1 million gift from Gordie and Wendy Christoff. This generous donation is one of the largest gifts received by the Foundation in its 32-year history and is designated to support the future of seniors care at Delta Hospital.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Seniors currently make up 15-20% of Delta&rsquo;s population &ndash; by 2024, this is expected to increase to 41%. This is one of the oldest patient populations in all of Fraser Health. Over the past several years, it has become increasingly evident that Delta&rsquo;s seniors need additional and more readily accessible healthcare services in our community. In response, DHCH Foundation is prioritizing the future of seniors care by supporting needs that will enable the very best care, equipment, and resources for this important patient population.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;As Delta residents we feel very passionate about giving back to our community that we care so deeply about,&rdquo; says Gordie and Wendy Christoff. &ldquo;The seniors in Delta have helped create the wonderful community that we have the privilege of living in today. As such, it is essential to ensure they have access to the very best health care possible; services that provide them with the support and dignity they deserve at this stage of their lives.&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;We are extremely grateful to have received this generous gift from the Christoff family,&rdquo; says Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. &nbsp;&ldquo;This transformative donation will significantly help us plan for the future of exemplary seniors care in our community. Our goal is to provide Delta&rsquo;s seniors with the opportunity to stay in the community they love, surrounded by friends, family, and exceptional healthcare services.&rdquo;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>
  • November 10, 2020
    <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> On Saturday, November 7<sup>th</sup>, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation hosted their 1<sup>st</sup> ever True Blue Virtual Moonlight Gala and raised an impressive $224,000 Net in support of Delta Hospital&rsquo;s critical equipment needs including for their surgical department which has been greatly impacted by COVID-19.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> This online fundraiser brought the community together virtually for a 100-item auction, 50/50 draw, and prizes that culminated in a Livestream Program. The program was, once again, hosted by Sportsnet 650 radio personality James Cybulski with co-host Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, DHCHF.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Foundation wants to thank this year&rsquo;s sponsors including Livestream Sponsor - Ocean Trailer and Royal Blue Sponsor - Port of Vancouver, auction donors and the 243 participants for all their support of Delta Hospital. &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support of our first ever Virtual Gala,&rdquo; says Lisa Hoglund, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. &ldquo;Thank you to our generous community for continuing to be there for Delta Hospital through this difficult year. Special thanks go out to the Gala Committee headed by chair, Don Sangster, all the talented individuals who helped with our livestream entertainment and the Foundation team for all their hard work as we moved our Moonlight Gala online.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Moonlight Gala is the Foundation&rsquo;s largest annual signature event. For opportunities to support the 23rd Annual Moonlight Gala in 2021, please contact Special Events Manager, Sharla De Groote&nbsp;at 604-940-9695 or sharla.degroote@dhchfoundation.ca.</p>
  • October 22, 2020
    <p> Ms. Sarah Lam of Chemposite Inc. recently made a very generous gift of $400,000 to Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation&rsquo;s COVID-19 Response Fund. This donation has been used to fast track critical infection control equipment and will continue to fund priority COVID-19 related equipment and infrastructure.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Through Ms. Lam&rsquo;s donation, vital infection control equipment such as isolation carts, overbed tables and protective equipment has supplied the healthcare team at Delta Hospital with the tools required to work through the pandemic. Critical infrastructure enhancements, safety protocol and operational improvements were also funded to protect staff as they continue to provide the best healthcare for our community.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;Before my husband Samuel passed away, we discussed and agreed that when the time comes, we should support Delta Hospital and continue our support into the future,&rdquo; says Sarah Lam, Owner of Chemposite Inc. &ldquo;We have huge respect for the hospital staff and are grateful to have the opportunity to support Delta Hospital.&rdquo;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Founded in 1982 by Samuel and Sarah Lam, Chemposite Inc. has grown from a local fabrication shop in Delta, British Columbia to a multi-national corporation with factories, manufacturing alliances and representation worldwide. Awarded for its fabrication excellence, Chemposite manufactures products for a wide range of industries, including chemical, pulp and paper, mining, oil and gas, wastewater treatment, and manufacturing.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;We are humbled to have received this incredibly generous gift from Ms. Lam and Chemposite Inc.,&rdquo; says Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. &nbsp;&ldquo;Ensuring our site has the necessary equipment and resources on site during these challenging times is our priority. We could not do this without the generosity of donors, and we feel very fortunate that Chemposite Inc. has chosen to support Delta Hospital&rdquo;.</p> <p> <br /> &nbsp;</p>
  • October 15, 2020
    <p> Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation is delighted to announce a gift of $50,000 from the Delta Agricultural Society towards Cardiac Care at Delta Hospital. Their generous gift, along with other gifts from the community, helped Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation complete a fundraising goal of $297k to bring an echo ultrasound to Delta Hospital. This will transform cardiac care in our community as this is a brand-new service and piece of equipment for Delta Hospital. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Echo Ultrasound plays a crucial role in faster, often lifesaving diagnoses of cardiac distress; it produces three-dimensional images of the heart allowing Doctors to make split-second decisions. Last year, approximately 2500 residents came to Delta Hospital for cardiac treatment and diagnosis. As Delta grows in population and the demographic ages, it is crucial that Delta Hospital is equipped to handle the cardiac needs of our residents, especially when time is of the essence.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;We wish to thank The Delta Agricultural Society for this incredible donation and for all they have done for this community,&rdquo; says Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director of Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. &ldquo;Their organization plays such an important role in Delta and with this gift they will, once again, be making a positive impact on the health and well-being of all Delta residents. We are humbled by their continued support of Delta Hospital and our community.&rdquo;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Delta Agricultural Society has donated over $2 million to Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation since 1993 Founded in 1888 by a group of local farmers, the Delta Agricultural Society was established to primarily assist in the improvement of farming practices, land cultivation, and livestock breeding in Delta.&nbsp; The Society has since become a major supporter of the wider Delta community, donating many millions of dollars to community groups, facilities and projects.</p>