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Mary Lou Owen Donates $197K

Mary Lou Owen, longtime Delta resident donates an incredible $197,000 to Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation for critical Emergency Department upgrades

Mary Lou Owen, longtime Delta resident and retired Delta schoolteacher, generously donated over $197,000 to the Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation towards the purchase of a state-of-the-art Central Monitoring System for Delta’s busy Emergency Department (ER).


Delta Hospital has seen a steady increase in ER visitation and admissions averaging 30,000 per year over the last two years. As part of the Fraser Health Authority, Delta Hospital is part of an integrated network of hospitals providing linked services with 11 other acute care sites within the authority. Delta Hospital serves a population of over 100,000 throughout North Delta, Ladner, and Tsawwassen.


As a result of the increased ER visitations and admissions, Delta Hospital requires an upgraded Central Monitoring System. Advanced technology will improve efficiency, providing ER staff with continuous, seamless access to vital information on each patient visible on multiple monitors throughout the Emergency Department.  When time is of the essence the Central Monitoring System will expedite rapid care and provide connected patient monitoring between the Emergency Department and the Medical Floors.


The generous donor of this monitoring system, Mary Lou, has been a resident of Ladner since 1980 and has proudly supported the Delta Hospital Campus of Care for 30 years.  As a former member of the Delta Hospital Auxiliary Society, Mary Lou volunteered in the hospital gift shop and the thrift shop. This exceptional $197,000 gift to the Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation demonstrates her commitment to supporting the best healthcare in our community.


 “We are honoured to receive this incredibly generous gift from Mary Lou Owen,” says Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. “Ensuring Delta Hospital has state of-the-art equipment to provide the best possible patient care is our top priority. The new Central Monitoring System is a critical upgrade for our Emergency Department that will advance emergency patient care in Delta now and in the future.”