Above are the major sponsors from the golf event proudly displaying the new Defibulator. From left to right:
Ron Waugh -Crown Isle, Patti Fletcher – St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation President, Jason Andrew – Crown Isle, Breana Morgan-97.3 The Eagle FM, Dr. Jason Wale – Emergency Room Physician, Lynn Dashkewytch- St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation, Colleen Sawyer, RBC Royal Bank Manager Ryan Rd. Branch and Jane Murphy – CEO President St. Joseph’s General Hospital. Missing from the photo Dan Gigliotti- Quality Foods

RBC Royal Bank, Quality Foods, Crown Isle, 97.3 Eagle FM, local businesses, hospital staff and members of the community have been playing golf for St. Joseph’s Hospital for 22 years. Over $424,500 has been raised over the years to help provide support and enhance equipment in various departments at St. Joseph’s General Hospital.

This year’s charity golf event raised $34,500 and supported the purchase of a Portable Defibulator for the Emergency Department. The population of the Comox Valley is on an upward spiral of growth, and one of the largest demographics is those over age 65. This is the group for which cardiac care and cardiac technology is so vitally important for the patients. “The Comox Valley is growing and aging to a greater degree than many other communities,” says Jane Murphy, St. Joseph’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and as we age we need more in terms of care. It’s as simple as that.” According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, as cited by Barb Paulson, Registered Nurse and Educator at St. Joseph’s “One in three Canadians will die from Heart Disease and Stroke.” The communities continued support is needed to help meet the growing needs in the area of cardiac care as well as all the departments at St. Joseph’s. Your donations will help ensure the updated equipment and new technology is available when you need it most.

If you would like to make a donation to support other equipment purchases contact Lynn Dashkewytch at St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation (250) 331-5957.