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David Harris made an exceptional gift of $153,000 to Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation on behalf of Delta’s Harris and Burr families. This donation will fund critical equipment on Delta Hospital’s priority list including a TIMS system for Rehab services. The TIMS imaging system will allow our speech language pathologists to offer the barium swallow test at Delta Hospital. This will be a brand-new service at Delta Hospital that rapidly diagnoses problems in the pharynx benefitting patients with Parkinson disease, dysphasia, aphasis, pneumonia, and any kind of cancer or stroke. Given Delta’s aging population, this new service is critical to have on-site as patients must travel to other hospitals for this important test.
“My family has deep roots in Delta,” says David Harris. “My Great grandfather, J.B. Burr, arrived with Thomas and William Ladner in 1860 and received the crown grant for his farm in 1861. That same farmland is still in the family. J.B. was a farmer but he was also the first Justice of the Peace in Delta.” Harris adds, “Much of my family still lives in Delta and have used Delta Hospital and related facilities. My mother spent her last years in Mountain View Manor, where she received excellent care.”
“We are honored to receive this very generous gift from David Harris and family,” says Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. “Ensuring the best possible healthcare services are available at Delta Hospital as our community grows is our top priority. We are incredibly grateful to have received the Harris families support towards Delta Hospitals critical equipment needs, this support will benefit Delta’s patient population now and in the future.”