St. Joseph’s General Hospital Foundation celebrates the Donor recognition event and announces the Opening of the Healing Gardens Friday May 30th at 3:00pm

St. Joseph’s General Hospital Foundation is very grateful for the many years of support from the community. Together, we have been able to help sustain and enhance quality health care for our family members and loved ones.

The donor recognition event is an opportunity to share the achievements of the past year, share the future plans and show our appreciation to the community.

“We are so grateful for the tremendous support we receive from our community”, shared Jane Murphy, President and CEO of St Joseph’s. “Indeed, this generous support, be it in the form of donations, charitable gifts or volunteer service, has allowed St. Joseph’s to provide exceptional service to the community and has been key in supporting the hospital in its recent achievement of Accreditation with Exemplary Standing (the highest award possible) from Accreditation Canada”.

To honour our legacy and to acknowledge the community for entrusting its care to St. Joseph’s for the past 100 years, a healing garden has been built on the hospital grounds set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Beaufort range and Comox, Bay. This healing garden incorporates the tranquility of our region- a special place that amidst the challenges with healthcare, will provide the comfort of nature and quiet reflection.

The garden was built and designed by Dave Bossom and his team from Island Waterworks in Courtenay.

This garden project was funded by proceeds from the Hollis Wealth St. Joseph’s Charity Golf Classic, WestJet and the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation Legacy years “100 years, 1000 stories” donations.

Last year over $901,912 was donated to SJGHF. These funds were received from grants, service clubs, community events and generous members of our community. The community donations in 2013 provided an opportunity to enhance technology and improve patient care in many areas.

One of the highlights this year and included in this total was Ministry of Health funding to support capital costs for the renovations to build four hospice beds.
In 2008/9 The Hospital Foundations main focus was to raise funds for a Palliative care area at St. Joseph’s General Hospital. The community generously responded to this call. Hospice care is vitally important in an aging community. In partnership with The Ministry of Health, Island Health, Comox Valley Hospice Society St. Joseph’s is working actively to develop four Hospice beds on site at St. Joseph’s. Thank you for your past and continued support