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Recent news articles from the Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation

  • September 23, 2020
    <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> We are thrilled to announce that we raised $151,624 net at this year&rsquo;s Century Group Delta Health Golfless Classic! <strong>This completed the $297K campaign to fund a new service and piece of equipment &ndash; an echo ultrasound.</strong> THANK YOU to our sponsors, auction donors, and all those who participated for your incredible support during this challenging year.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> We are especially grateful to Century Group for their steadfast commitment to this important fundraiser for Delta Hospital.</p>
  • September 21, 2020
    <p> Mr. Jeff Wubs, founder of Westland Insurance, and his wife Chris made a very generous personal gift of $140,732 towards infection control and priority surgical equipment to Delta Hospital through Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Through the Wubs&rsquo; generous donation, two PneumoClear Insullators and eight new camera heads are now in use in Delta Hospital&rsquo;s busy surgical services department. Due to the risks associated with COVID-19, changes needed to be made to ensure patient safety. The PneumoClear Insullators provide a safe barrier to remove particles down to 0.05 microns which allows for removal of infectious disease particles including COVID-19. Having two functioning towers with these cartridges will now provide safer care to patients and staff while reducing transmission of infectious diseases. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The eight camera heads are used daily for all laparoscopic procedures and surgeries. Delta Hospital&rsquo;s busy Surgical Services Department performs almost 9,000 surgeries each year for patients throughout the Lower Mainland covering a wide range of surgeries including plastics, general, gynecological, ophthalmology, urology, orthopedics and endoscopy. The additional camera heads are required to handle the volume of patients and allow for increased sterilization due to increased infection control related to COVID-19.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;We are honoured to receive this generous gift from Mr. and Ms. Wubs. Both Mr. Wubs and Westland Insurance have been loyal supporters of the Foundation,&rdquo; says Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. &ldquo;We feel very fortunate the Wubs family has chosen to support Delta Hospital&rsquo;s most critical needs, especially with the urgency COVID-19 has created.&rdquo;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Former residents of Ladner, BC, the Wubs feel a special connection to the community where they raised their family and began operations of Westland Insurance with the acquisition of a single office in 1980.</p>
  • 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>