Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation – When you give, it changes everything…

Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation (CVHF) is an independent not-for-profit organization that raises funds in the community to enhance our local healthcare system where government funding ends. Through generous donations, CVHF has been able to fund over $14 million dollars to support the purchase of vital medical technology, physical space upgrades, capital projects, patient comfort items and staff education since 1993.

Donations to support Comox Valley healthcare come from the community in many ways: individual and corporate donations, events, service clubs, wills and estate gifts, grants, volunteering and staff payday lottery participation.

Areas of Care supported by your donations are:

North Island Hospital, Comox Valley campus: acute care needs and enhancement in areas like: Chemotherapy, Labour & Delivery, Pediatrics, Orthopedic Care, Cardio Pulmonary Services, Intensive Care, Emergency, Mental Health & Psychiatry, Surgical, Rehabilitation Services, Diagnostic Imaging, and more.

St. Joseph’s:  Residential Care needs and enhancement in areas like the Eden Alternative Philosophy of Care initiatives, building upgrades, equipment, patient comfort, music therapy, special projects and staff education.

Health & Wellness Community Programs: Through grants and special events, CVHF helps fund community health & wellness programs such as the Take Heart & Breathe Well cardio pulmonary exercise program at the Comox Community Centre, and the “Books for Babies” program.

When you donate, you can choose to donate to Areas of Greatest Need in our community, or a Specified Area of Care (ie. Cancer Care, Residential Care, Cardiac Care, etc). Our Foundation is committed to ensure that our donors’ wishes are honoured, because when you give to Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation, you help change everything from first breath to end of life… Thank you for 24 years of support!


There’s no time like the present to give. When you do… it changes everything!

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Michael Aitkens, Chief Administrative Officer The Views at St. Joseph’s

St. Joseph’s General Hospital is so very thankful for the significant funding support provided over the many years by our community through your generous donations to the Foundation. This support will play a vital role at St. Joseph’s continues to provide acute care services through the opening of the new hospital in the fall of 2017 and in supporting St. Joseph’s as it transitions to its future role.

We will continue to work closely with the Foundation and with our many healthcare partners to create new and innovative ways to be service to the community. St. Joseph’s is excited to be continuing its mission in Residential and Hospice Care. We also have a greater vision of developing a hub of excellence and innovation in care for seniors, hospice and other specialized populations. Our dream is to establish an integrated campus of Residential and Hospice Care, housing and outreach programs. In this way, the tradition and mission of providing care with compassion begun by the Sisters 103 years ago will continue. The first phase of this plan will be a new residential care building on site to replace The Views. This purpose-built facility will meet all current standards and designs that support residents with dementia. Phase one will also include how the vacated acute care space may be used to best support the needs of the community.

It has been inspiring to see the Foundation grow with the help of so many generous donors in our community, and for this we thank you.

Kathy MacNeil, President & CEO, Island Health

Island Health is very thankful to the Foundation for its tireless efforts to support quality health care in the Comox Valley. Since 2009, the Foundation has raised more than $6-million to purchase medical technology, improve patient care areas, provide patient care items, fund capital projects and support staff education. These funds have directly benefited Comox Valley patients through improved cardiac care, new hospice beds, expansion of the Cancer Care Unit and so much more.

We are counting on the Foundation and its generous donors as we move closer to opening our new state-of-the-art hospital in the Comox Valley in late 2017. You will be pleased to know the new hospital remains on schedule and on budget.

The Foundation and its donors will help us provide world-class care in the Comox Valley, both in the new facility, and in the future role of St. Joseph’s, and for that we are very grateful.

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