Recent news articles from the Delta Hospital Foundation

  • 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>
  • March 15, 2018
    <p> <strong>Kandys Merola, ED of TB Vets stopped by Delta Hospital earlier this week to learn more from Respiratory Therapist, Tracey and other DH medical staff members about the impact their generous gift that purchased a BiPAP machine has made for staff and patients alike.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> TB Vets Charitable Foundation made a recent gift to Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation of $22,445 for the purchase of a new Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) machine which provides critical respiratory assistance to patients who are in acute respiratory distress and short of breath.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> A BiPAP machine provides a non-invasive means to support ventilation, open airways, and boost oxygenation. Patients who may require support from a BiPAP machine include those with conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), congenital heart failure, lung cancer, pneumonia, and pulmonary fibrosis. Thanks to new technology, the new BiPAP machine at Delta Hopsital has battery packs allowing hospital staff to transport patients to other areas of the hospital for services such as Ultrasound, X-Ray, or CT scan.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;&ldquo;We are so thankful for TB Vets and their long history of helping fund priority equipment for respiratory therapy at Delta Hospital and across British Columbia,&rdquo; says Angela Turner, Major Giving Manager, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. Since 1946, TB Vets has distributed over $13 million in funding for urgent respiratory equipment, education and research and are dedicated to helping British Columbians suffering from respiratory emergencies and illnesses.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>