News

Recent news articles from the Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation

  • April 12, 2021
    <p> Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation is thrilled to launch their first digital 50/50 Raffle on April 12, 2021 in support of Delta Hospital and presented by View Laser Skin Rejuvenation.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;We are so excited to be launching our first ever digital 50/50 raffle which is open to anyone in British Columbia,&rdquo; says Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. &ldquo;This new endeavour would not be possible without our presenting sponsor, View Laser Skin Rejuvenation, and our gold sponsors - Becir Real Estate, EllisDon Corporation, Great Little Box Company and the Delta Optimist. &nbsp;We thank these sponsors for their commitment and look forward to seeing the jackpot grow in support of Delta Hospital.&rdquo;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> As COVID-19 restrictions are still in effect, many in-person community fundraisers have been put on hold. The 50/50 Raffle is great way to help ensure that our community has access to the best healthcare possible right from the comfort of your home while having a chance to win big!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Ticket sales will officially begin on April 12, 2021 @ 12:00 PM and will end May 31, 2021 @ 12:00 PM. The first draw to take place May 31 at 2:00 PM PDT with a guaranteed jackpot of $2500! Draws will continue monthly after that. By participating in this raffle, you will be supporting the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment, capital projects, building improvements, and ongoing education for staff at Delta Hospital.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Visit <a href="http://dhchf5050.ca">dhchf5050.ca</a> to purchase your tickets for the chance to win!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>
  • April 06, 2021
    <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation along with title sponsor, Century Group, invites the community to participate in the 23<sup>rd</sup> annual Century Group Delta Health <em>Hybrid</em> Classic in June to raise critical funds for the busy Surgical Department at Delta Hospital.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> As COVID 19 restrictions for large gatherings are still in effect the &lsquo;in-person&rsquo; portion of the hybrid tournament will take place safely over multiple days in June (5<sup>th</sup>, 11<sup>th</sup>, 17<sup>th</sup> and now 10<sup>th</sup> ) at beautiful Tsawwassen Springs Golf Course. For the virtual portion of the event, anyone can join in online for an exciting auction, Firetruck Ladder Ball Drop 50/50, and the June 17<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;Livestream Program.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;&ldquo;We are looking forward to being able to see our golfers in person this year as we move from last year&rsquo;s golfless event to our hybrid tournament,&rdquo; says Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. &ldquo;The health of our community is of utmost importance and we believe that this is the perfect way to follow guidelines and come together to raise funds for Delta Hospital. This, of course, would not be possible without our title sponsor, Century Group. We are grateful for their continued and generous support as well as our other longstanding and new sponsors who are joining us for this annual fundraising tournament.&rdquo;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Century Group has been the title sponsor for the 7<sup>th</sup> year in a row and has a longstanding history of supporting Delta Hospital and our community. &ldquo;This year, it is important to acknowledge the Hospital&rsquo;s hard work and show our gratitude for what they do,&rdquo; says Sean Hodgins, President of Century Group. &ldquo;Giving back is a huge part of what we do as a company, and we are proud to support raising funds that will go towards the critical work the Surgical Department does.&rdquo;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> This year&rsquo;s Century Group Delta Health Hybrid Classic &ldquo;bubble foursomes&rdquo; will have the opportunity to safely play a round of golf in support of Delta Hospital and have first dibs on prime tee-off times at this popular local course. It will all come to a close on June 17<sup>th</sup> with a live stream program that will include entertainment, top team award and prize announcements as participants raise funds for Delta Hospital&rsquo;s busy surgical daycare department which performs close to 9,000 surgeries each year.&nbsp; One of the critical pieces of equipment that is needed is the Radio-Fluoroscopic C-Arm Unit. This an imaging scanner primarily used for fluoroscopic intraoperative imaging during surgical, orthopedic, and emergency care procedures.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> All are invited to participate in this hybrid event either in person or online as we come together to raise funds for Delta Hospital&rsquo;s busy surgical services department.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> To become a sponsor or to register for the <em>Century Group Delta Health Hybrid Classic</em>, please contact our Special Events Manager at <a href="mailto:sharla.degroote@dhchfoundation.ca">sharla.degroote@dhchfoundation.ca</a> or 604 940 9695.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>
  • March 22, 2021
    <p> The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Foundation&rsquo;s COVID-19 Community Hospital Fund granted $65,000 to the Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation as part of its COVID-19 relief initiative to support those on the frontline of this pandemic. The funds have been used to purchase a dedicated Ultrasound for the medical department. Reducing the use of shared equipment across multiple areas of the hospital helps minimize transmission of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The CMA Foundation is the charitable arm of the Canadian Medical Association and provides impactful charitable giving that furthers excellence in health care. To date, CMA Foundation has committed more than $30 million in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;&quot;I am inspired every day by the dedication of physicians, health care providers and all hospital workers as they continue to confront the COVID-19 pandemic head-on,&rdquo; says Allison Seymour, CMA Foundation president. &quot;We know these are extraordinary times that require extraordinary support, our hope is that these funds will have a positive impact as you continue to navigate the challenges of the pandemic.&rdquo;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;We wish to thank The Canadian Medical Association for this incredible donation,&rdquo; says Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director of Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. &ldquo;Ensuring our site has the necessary equipment and resources on site during these challenging times is a major priority for us. We could not do this without the generosity of donors, and we feel very fortunate that the CMA Foundation has chosen to support Delta Hospital.&rdquo;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>
  • March 15, 2021
    <p> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/y3hYYSzuYhw" width="560"></iframe></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Delta Hospital is now able to conduct a special imaging test on site, a modified barium swallow, thanks to the arrival of the TIMS hardware and software system. This new service at Delta Hospital allows speech pathologists to rapidly diagnose oropharyngeal dysphagia, a condition affecting patients with Parkinson&rsquo;s disease, COPD, head and neck cancer or stroke. Dysphagia is a condition which impairs the ability to swallow safely and efficiently.&nbsp; The new system gives a clear image of a patient&rsquo;s ability to swallow different liquids and foods, using a real-time form of x-ray called&nbsp;fluoroscopy.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The TIMS system was funded by Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation through a large gift from David Harris on behalf of Delta&rsquo;s Harris and Burr families. &ldquo;We are so grateful to the Harris and Burr families for this exceptional donation which will have significant impacts on the quality of life for patients in our community who are suffering with dysphagia,&rdquo; says Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. &ldquo;We are also thankful to all the donors of the Peter C. and Elizabeth Toigo Diagnostic Services Building as this service expansion is a direct result of space made available by new expansion at Delta Hospital.&rdquo;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;As Delta and surrounding communities continue to grow, it&rsquo;s important that we have diagnostic services to meet the needs of people living here,&rdquo; says Dr. Victoria Lee, President and CEO of Fraser Health.&nbsp; &ldquo;I would like to thank our community partners for providing this state-of-the-art equipment so we can bring health care closer to home.&rdquo;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;Thanks to the generous funding from Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation, we were able to purchase the TIMS hardware and software platform that allows our Speech Pathologists to run real time analysis to accurately diagnose our patient&rsquo;s dysphagia,&rdquo; says Krista McDermott, Clinical Practice Leader, Speech Pathology Department, Delta Hospital.&nbsp; &ldquo;It is absolutely critical that we are able to offer a high-level of diagnostic services to our patients so they can make patient-centered choices about their dysphagia management.&rdquo;</p>
  • February 03, 2021
    <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation (DHCH Foundation) is proud to support deserving Delta students pursuing a post-secondary education. &nbsp;Each year, the Foundation awards two scholarships of $1,500 each - Robert T. Reynolds Memorial and DHCH Foundation Scholarship. They are currently accepting applications for Delta students graduating in 2021. The deadline is April 30, 2021 and students can obtain the application from their school or on the Foundation&rsquo;s website: dhchfoundation.ca.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> In 2020, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation chose two students with exceptional academic achievements. The Robert T. Reynolds Memorial Scholarship was offered to Delta Secondary student, Brennan Katsube. Brennan was chosen for excellence in academics and admirable contributions to his school as a First Responder. Brennan is very active in his community as a soccer coach and volunteer for the City of Delta&rsquo;s annual events. He plans to pursue a career in the medical field.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The 2020 Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation Scholarship was awarded to Amit Sharma of Seaquam Secondary School. Amit dedicated an impressive number of hours to volunteering at BC Children&rsquo;s Hospital while maintaining an excellent academic GPA. Amit was a finalist at the BC Provincials VEX Robotics Competition, the largest robotics competition in the world and plans to become a physician.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;On behalf of the Foundation Board and Staff, I congratulate both Brennan and Amit on receiving these scholarships and wish them much success in the future,&rdquo; says Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director of Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. &ldquo;We are always impressed with the outstanding caliber of students that apply and we look forward to receiving applications from this year&rsquo;s graduating class.&rdquo;</p>