Pacific Blue Cross Health Foundation Gives $10,000 to Fund Gastroscope at Delta Hospital

April 24, 2018

(L – 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.



Pacific Blue Cross Health Foundation Gives $10,000 Gift

to Fund Priority Equipment for Surgical Services at Delta Hospital


April 2018

Delta – 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.

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 (GERD), celiac disease, stomach cancer and oesophageal cancer. 

“We are extremely grateful to have received such generous support from the Pacific Blue Cross Health Foundation,” says Angela Turner, Major Giving Manager, Delta Hospital Foundation and Community Health Foundation. “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.”

Richard Taylor, Chair of the Pacific Blue Cross Health Foundation, is pleased that the donation will benefit many British Columbians. “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.”