The Cowell Foundation donates $335,000 towards priority medical equipment

December 18, 2019

Pictured: Rand Cowell, Gary Cowell, Kate Cowell, Lisa Hoglund and Ryan Cowell



The Cowell Foundation recently made a very generous first-time gift of $335,000 towards two critical pieces of equipment for Delta Hospital.  This donation will be used to purchase a new Sentry Vision System and a new Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) Unit for Delta Hospital.


The Sentry Vision System is used by Delta Hospital’s busy Surgical Services department for cataract surgery. Cataract surgery involves a procedure called phacoemulsification which uses ultrasound vibrations to remove cloudiness over the eye lens. Delta Hospital has performed over 950 cataract surgeries this year and the current vision system has reached its end of life. The new Sentry Vision System will provide the latest technology for surgeons and the best in patient care and comfort.


The UVGI device provides an additional layer of infection control for hospitals on top of standard cleaning procedures. Delta Hospital will be the first site in Fraser Health to own and operate a device of this kind.  The UVGI unit is brought into a vacated room that has been cleaned and emits pulses of UV light to further disinfect surface areas. This kills harmful bacteria and viruses that can spread quickly throughout a hospital putting vulnerable patients at risk of illness or infection.


The family-owned and operated Cowell Auto Group has been doing business in the Lower Mainland since 1967, and The Cowell Foundation, created and funded by the Cowell family, is a supporter of many local causes.


“We are humbled to have received this incredibly generous gift from The Cowell Foundation,” says Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation.  “Delta has one of the fastest growing senior populations in Fraser Health and it is critical that our medical staff have the most state-of-the-art equipment to ensure the very best patient care. We could not do this without the generosity of donors, and we feel very fortunate The Cowell Foundation has chosen to support Delta Hospital”.


Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation