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Recent news articles from the Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation

  • December 18, 2019
    <p> <em>Pictured: Rand Cowell, Gary Cowell, Kate Cowell, Lisa Hoglund and Ryan Cowell</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Cowell Foundation recently made a very generous first-time gift of $335,000 towards two critical pieces of equipment for Delta Hospital.&nbsp; This donation will be used to purchase a new Sentry Vision System and a new Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) Unit for Delta Hospital.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Sentry Vision System is used by Delta Hospital&rsquo;s busy Surgical Services department for cataract surgery. Cataract surgery involves a procedure called phacoemulsification which uses ultrasound vibrations to remove cloudiness over the eye lens. Delta Hospital has performed over 950 cataract surgeries this year and the current vision system has reached its end of life. The new Sentry Vision System will provide the latest technology for surgeons and the best in patient care and comfort.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The UVGI device provides an additional layer of infection control for hospitals on top of standard cleaning procedures. Delta Hospital will be the first site in Fraser Health to own and operate a device of this kind.&nbsp; 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> 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> &ldquo;We are humbled to have received this incredibly generous gift from The Cowell Foundation,&rdquo; says Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. &nbsp;&ldquo;Delta has one of the fastest growing senior populations in Fraser Health and it is critical that our medical staff have the most state-of-the-art equipment to ensure the very best patient care. We could not do this without the generosity of donors, and we feel very fortunate The Cowell Foundation has chosen to support Delta Hospital&rdquo;.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation</strong></p>
  • November 13, 2019
    <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> On Saturday, November 2<sup>nd</sup> Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation hosted the 21<sup>st</sup> Annual Moonlight Gala at Tsawwassen Springs, and raised over $588,000 (NET) in support of cancer care at Delta Hospital.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The SOLD OUT event brought together 350 business, community, government and medical leaders who were immersed in an Arabian Night full of exotic entertainment and a three-course meal worthy of a Sultan. Once again, Sportsnet 650 radio personality and Tsawwassen resident James Cybulski led the way as Emcee for a night of fun and fundraising.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;This year&rsquo;s Gala was a resounding success,&rdquo; says Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. &ldquo;We want to thank everyone who sponsored, donated and attended our Gala to help raise this considerable amount of money. Special thanks go out to the Gala Committee headed by co-chairs, Don Sangster and Maury Kask, and all the volunteers who made this incredible event possible.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Foundation wants to thank this year&rsquo;s lead sponsors, Shato Holdings (Venue Sponsor), Port of Vancouver (Tribute Sponsor) and Cascades Casino Delta, Ocean Trailer and Westland Insurance (Platinum Sponsors).</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> As part of the evening&rsquo;s festivities, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation had the honour of recognizing the staff of Delta Hospital as this year&rsquo;s Tribute Award recipient for their outstanding care, commitment and generosity within our hospital and our community. To celebrate this remarkable group of people, the Foundation showed a fun &lsquo;Caraoke&rsquo; Tribute Video, sponsored by Port of Vancouver. Tom Corsie, Vice President, Real Estate for the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, presented the award to Teresa O&rsquo;Callaghan, Executive Director, Delta Hospital who accepted the tribute plaque on behalf of the Staff of Delta Hospital.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> After dinner, the entertainment and fundraising continued as Ian Paton, Delta South MLA dazzled with his auctioneering for a fast-paced live auction. &nbsp;An overwhelming display of generosity followed during the Fund a Need call out in support of cancer care for Delta Hospital. The evening ended in the Genie Lounge with music by DJ Jai of GirlOnWax, accompanied by Sax Player Karla Sax and Percussionist Pher.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Moonlight Gala is the Foundation&rsquo;s largest annual fundraising event. For opportunities to support the 22<sup>nd</sup> Annual Moonlight Gala in 2020, please contact Special Events Manager, Sharla De Groote&nbsp;at 604-940-9695 or sharla.degroote@dhfoundation.ca.</p>
  • October 30, 2019
    <p> <a href="https://dhchfoundation.ca/content/events/moonlightgala"><img alt="" src="/files/3119__Gala_Attendees.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 200px; float: right; margin: 30px 15px;" /></a></p> <p> Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation is pleased to announce that the 21<sup>st</sup> Annual Moonlight Gala will take place on Saturday, November 2<sup>nd</sup> at Tsawwassen Springs. Funds raised at this year&rsquo;s Moonlight Gala will be dedicated to enhancing cancer care at Delta Hospital. The cancer incidence rate in Delta is projected to increase by 23% over the next 10 years. New state-of-the-art equipment will aid in cancer screening, prevention and treatment for our aging community.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> This year&rsquo;s SOLD OUT Gala will bring together 350 business, community, government and medical leaders who will be immersed in an Arabian Night full of exotic entertainment and a three-course meal worthy of a Sultan. &ldquo;We want to thank our Gala committee, led by Co-Chairs, Don Sangster and Maury Kask, for working tirelessly to create an extraordinary evening,&rdquo; says Ingrid Barnes, Board Chair, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. &ldquo;We are excited for everyone to come together in support of the heart of our home, Delta Hospital.&rdquo;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation is honoured to give special recognition to the Staff of Delta Hospital as this year&rsquo;s recipient of the Moonlight Gala Tribute Award sponsored by Port of Vancouver. &ldquo;We are pleased to have the opportunity to celebrate the healthcare services provided by this remarkable group of people,&rdquo; says Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. &ldquo;Not only do the Staff of Delta Hospital provide incredible care for patients and their families, but they have also inspired others in our community to support our Hospital.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The 21<sup>st</sup> Annual Moonlight Gala will be another successful year thanks to our incredibly generous event sponsors, attendees, donors, and volunteers. The Foundation wants to give special thanks to this year&rsquo;s lead sponsors, Shato Holdings (Venue Sponsor), Port of Vancouver (Tribute Sponsor) and Cascades Casino Delta, Ocean Trailer and Westland Insurance (Platinum Sponsors).</p>
  • October 24, 2019
    <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> This Halloween, Ladner dentist, Dr. Raj Dhiman of Riverside Dental will once again promote a healthier Halloween with his &lsquo;Cash for Candy&rsquo; program.&nbsp;Dr. Dhiman will pay $2 for every pound of Halloween candy a child exchanges at Riverside Dental from November 4<sup>th</sup> to 7<sup>th</sup>, 2019 and a matching donation will then be made to Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. This innovative program has raised over $9,500 through the past several years.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> As a father, Dr. Dhiman knows how fun and festive Halloween can be for children and parents alike. Parents like the Cash for Candy program as it&rsquo;s a healthier alternative without taking away the fun and excitement of trick-or-treating. The kids feel like they&rsquo;re making a difference in their community, with the bonus of exchanging money for their Halloween candy. &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> As a family practice supported by the South Delta community, Dr. Dhiman is proud to offer this healthy alternative and also to support the Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation at the same time.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Halloween candy can be exchanged during the following office hours: Monday, Nov. 4 from 8-4; Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 11-7; Wednesday, Nov. 6: 10-7; and, Thursday, Nov. 7: 8-4. Children can weigh their candy on a large scale to see exactly how much they are contributing to Delta Hospital.&nbsp;Collected candy will then be donated to a drug rehabilitation centre.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Riverside Dental is located at 130-4977 Trenant St. (across from the Ladner Bottle Depot). For more information, call 604-946-9588 or e-mail&nbsp;<a href="mailto:smile@ladnerdentist.com">smile@ladnerdentist.com</a>.</p>
  • October 17, 2019
    <div class="_5pbx userContent _3576" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}" data-testid="post_message" id="js_13y"> <p> A big thank you to the TOOB Tsawwassen Order of Old Bastards and Bob Tate for stopping by the Foundation with a generous donation of $2000 towards priority medical equipment at Delta Hospital! The TOOB has been supporting Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation for more than 2 decades and we are extremely grateful for their support and for all they do in our community.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p>