Established in 1993, the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation has built a solid reputation to financially support the provision of health care in the Comox Valley and surrounding regions. Being of service to the community is at the heart of the St. Joseph’s General Hospital Foundation. It remains important today and will be in the future as we look toward the master plan for health care in our region when acute care services will transition to a new hospital in 2017.

The Foundation has started the process and will soon undergo a period of transition as it expands its mandate to encompass the new Island Health Comox Valley Hospital while continuing to support St. Joseph’s in its changing role. Both the community and Island Health have been very supportive and have encouraged the Foundation to expand its mandate to financially support both facilities so that we can continue to ensure the best possible care is available.

“We are pleased to endorse the expanded purpose of the Foundation,” shared Dr. Brendan Carr, Island Health President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are tremendously grateful for the support of the Foundation over the past decade and for the contributions this community has made to support the delivery of health and care.”

As the Foundation begins the journey of evolution we will remain steadfast in supporting the delivery of the very best health and care for the Comox Valley, today and into the future.

To support the delivery of quality patient care leading up to the transfer of acute care services, St. Joseph’s must undergo a number of renovations to stay current with today’s healthcare standards and practices. Included in this plan is an expansion of the Cancer Care Unit that will see an increase in the physical space to accommodate more equipment and increase the overall comfort and efficiency of services.

Renovations for the project, including new and enhanced equipment, are budgeted at $85,000. Together with the community, this vital service can continue to be offered to our residents in the Comox Valley and surrounding communities. Please join us in our quest to raise the funds needed for the Cancer Care Unit expansion so that we can continue to help improve lives here and now in the Comox Valley.

Patti Fletcher
St. Joseph’s General Hospital Foundation

Jane Murphy
St. Joseph’s General Hospital