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Recent news articles from the Delta Hospital Foundation

  • 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>
  • May 07, 2018
    <p> Dr. Shaw, Delta Hospital, Yvonne Chard, President, Delta Hospital Auxiliary Society, Teresa O&#39;Callaghan, Executive Director, Delta Hospital, Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p align="center"> <strong>Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation and the Delta Hospital Auxiliary Society Fund New Telemetry Capacity at Delta Hospital</strong></p> <p> The Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation and the Delta Hospital Auxiliary Society have teamed up to fund the medical equipment for the new telemetry capacity on the second floor at Delta Hospital. The total cost for this addition to the hospital will be $26,500 for each organization, totalling $53,000.</p> <p> &ldquo;The medical staff at Delta Hospital overwhelmingly support the creation of the new telemetry capacity as it will improve the care for acutely ill medical and surgical patients,&rdquo; says Dr. Shaw, Head of Internal Medicine at Delta Hospital. &ldquo;Adapting a space on the medical floor that&rsquo;s suitable for the telemetry monitoring &nbsp;will not only free up capacity in the Emergency Department but will also ensure admitted patients requiring cardiac monitoring will be cared for in an environment that will afford them increased privacy, dignity and respect.&rdquo;</p> <p> Telemetry units at hospitals are used to monitor patients at risk for life-threatening cardiac conditions that need to be continuously monitored. Up to now, patients were supported within the Emergency Department. Receiving care on an inpatient unit in this four bed cohort will provide access to skilled medical nurses and the full team of allied health, meaning that the patients will have not only a better experience but will likely spend less time hospitalized.</p> <p> &ldquo;By moving telemetry services within a medicine unit at Delta Hospital, our community will have access to an even greater level of care,&rdquo; says Yvonne Chard, President of the Delta Hospital Auxiliary Society. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re happy to help fund it, in partnership with Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation, and make the idea a reality.&rdquo;</p> <p> Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation and the Delta Hospital Auxiliary Society often share the funding of important hospital initiatives. Delta Auxiliary Society raises funds through their business endeavours; such as their thrift store in Ladner and the hospital gift shop, run by their team of fantastic volunteers. &nbsp;Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Delta Hospital and raises funds solely through charitable giving. While these two organizations differ in how they raise funds, their goal, to support Delta Hospital&rsquo;s priority needs, is the same. &ldquo;Our partnership ensures our community has the best healthcare possible, close to home,&rdquo; says Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. &ldquo;We are proud to be part of this community that always comes together for the good of the whole.&rdquo;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>
  • April 24, 2018
    <p> (L &ndash; R) Ingrid Barnes, DHCHF Vice-Chair, Mary LaPlante, Board Member, Pacific Blue Cross, Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, DHCHF, Karen Nichvalodoff, Patient Care Coordinator, Delta Hospital, Darryl Loch, Manager, ER and Surgical Services, Delta Hospital, and Angela Turner, Major Giving Manager, DHCHF.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p align="center"> &nbsp;</p> <p align="center"> <strong>Pacific Blue Cross Health Foundation Gives $10,000 Gift </strong></p> <p align="center"> <strong>to Fund Priority Equipment for Surgical Services at Delta Hospital</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>April 2018</strong></p> <p> Delta &ndash; The Pacific Blue Cross Health Foundation has made a $10,000 donation to Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation that will go towards purchasing a new Gastroscope for the busy Surgical Services department at Delta Hospital.</p> <p> A gastroscope is a thin, flexible tube with a camera and light attached that is used to examine the lining of the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract, which includes the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum. Gastroscopies are a vital part of diagnostic procedures and can help confirm or rule out medical conditions such as stomach ulcers, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease&nbsp;(GERD), celiac disease, stomach cancer and oesophageal cancer.&nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;We are extremely grateful to have received such generous support from the Pacific Blue Cross Health Foundation,&rdquo; says Angela Turner, Major Giving Manager, Delta Hospital Foundation and Community Health Foundation. &ldquo;Delta Hospital conducted 670 gastroscopies last year. Having the newest equipment, like this gastroscope, means a great deal for our medical staff and most importantly the patients we serve.&rdquo;</p> <p> Richard Taylor, Chair of the Pacific Blue Cross Health Foundation, is pleased that the donation will benefit many British Columbians. &ldquo;As part of our mission to improve health and wellbeing in the province, we are delighted to contribute in a meaningful way to support the diagnostic procedures at Delta Hospital.&rdquo;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>