Recent news articles from the Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation

  • June 29, 2018
    Monika Sandu, 2018 DHCHF Scholarship Recipient, Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, DHCHF, Helen Lord, 2018 Robert T. Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Recipient
    <p> Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation held its annual scholarship presentation at Delta Hospital on May 28, 2018. In attendance were the successful recipients and their families as well as Foundation staff and Board members.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> In its twenty-second year, the Robert T. Reynolds scholarship of $1,500 is given in recognition of Mr. Robert T. Reynolds&rsquo; dedicated community leadership. Mr. Reynolds was a member of one of Delta&rsquo;s pioneering families that worked tirelessly towards the development of a hospital in this city. His tenacity and perseverance were contributing factors in the founding of the hospital in 1977. Mr. Reynolds went on to become one of Delta Hospital Centennial Society&rsquo;s first Chairmen. The scholarship is open to all Grade 12 students residing in Delta who intend to undertake post-secondary education. This year&rsquo;s recipient, Helen Lord, a South Delta Senior Secondary student, excels in academics, maintaining an exceptionally high GPA. She also has proven leadership skills and has been highly involved in many school and community clubs, including serving as co-President for the Me-to-We Club. Helen plans to attend Queen&rsquo;s University to pursue a Bachelor of Science on her path to becoming a surgeon.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> In its inaugural year, the Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation Scholarship of $1,500 is awarded to a deserving student pursuing a post secondary education with plans of a career in either healthcare or philanthropy. Participation in extracurricular activities, engagement as a volunteer and demonstrated leadership capacity will have a major bearing of an applicant&rsquo;s success. Well-rounded North Delta Senior Secondary student Monika Sindhu is this scholarship&rsquo;s first recipient.&nbsp; Monika is a top scholar and has held various leadership positions, including Student Council President. She also is the co-chair of the debating team and has volunteered countless hours to many causes and initiatives. Monika plans to attend University of British Columbia in the Faculty of Science and hopes to become a Pediatrician.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;On behalf the Foundation and the Reynolds&rsquo; family, I congratulate both Helen and Monika on their accomplishments,&rdquo; says Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director of Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. &ldquo;We are honoured to give both young women a helping hand and wish them all the best for the future. We are confident they will achieve great things in the years to come.&rdquo;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>
  • May 29, 2018
    <p> Tina Thygesen, Director, Revenue Properties, Century Group, Phil Posehn, Senior Vice President, Finance, Century Group, and Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The 19th annual Century Group Delta Health Classic will take place on Thursday, June 14<sup>th</sup> at Tsawwassen Springs. To date, this event has raised over $1.9 million NET to support Delta Hospital&rsquo;s priority needs. It is one of Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation&rsquo;s two signature fundraising events of the year. This year, 150 community and business leaders will tee off in their &lsquo;Happy Gilmore&rsquo; themed attire to raise funds for a new CT Scanner at Delta Hospital. The 2018 tournament marks Century Group&rsquo;s fourth year of their generous five year commitment as Title Sponsor.</p> <p> Century Group has been a generous partner to Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. Over the past 25 years Century Group has donated more than $1.8 million to Delta Hospital. They have supported capital campaigns, including the ER expansion in 2008 and the purchase of priority medical equipment. &ldquo;Giving back to the community is a huge part of who we are as a company,&rdquo; says Sean Hodgins, Century Group President. &ldquo;We are proud of the philanthropic work we do and are proud to support Delta Hospital.&rdquo;</p> <p> Not only have they been financially supportive but, on the day of the event, their many staff volunteers enthusiastically participate to further ensure the tournament&rsquo;s success in raising funds for Delta Hospital. &ldquo;Century Group&rsquo;s lasting commitment and generosity has made a positive impact,&rdquo; says Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, DHCHF. &ldquo;They, and our many other sponsors and supporters, have made the Century Group Delta Health Classic a success and an important fundraiser in support of Delta Hospital.&rdquo; &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>
  • May 23, 2018
    <p> <strong>Photo description L-R:</strong> Bob Buntain (NDLC), Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, DHCHF, Angela Turner, Major Giving Manager, DHCHF, Norm Trebick (NDLC)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Delta &ndash; The North Delta Lions Club has generously donated $3,000 in support of Delta Hospital to go towards priority equipment needs for Mountain View Manor, Delta Hospital&rsquo;s Residential Care facility.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Opened in 1977, Mountain View Manor provides a home for 92 residents who require complex care and can no longer live safely or independently at home. This considerate donation will go towards the purchase of much needed Roho mattresses. These specialized mattresses are vital in providing pressure management for those who are lying or resting for longer periods of time and who are at high risk for tissue breakdown.&nbsp; &ldquo;All thanks to this donation we are able to ensure our residents are comfortable while also being able to minimize the risks associated with pressure wounds,&rdquo; says Louise Setchell, Manager of Mountain View Manor, as well as Delta Hospital&rsquo;s Diabetes Clinic and Specialized Seniors Clinic.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation is fortunate to have the support of service clubs like the North Delta Lions, says Angela Turner, Major Giving Manager DHCHF. &ldquo;We are extremely grateful for their ongoing commitment to healthcare in Delta, and for all that they do in our community.&rdquo;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The North Delta Lions Club was founded in 1967 and has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to charitable causes as well as participating in many community projects.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>