staff_katThe St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation would like to announce that Katie Maximick has joined the Foundation team. Katie will fill the new position of Communications and Fund Development Assistant. With the 2017 opening of the Island Health Comox Valley Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation will expand its mandate to support both the new hospital, as well as St. Joseph’s Hospital as it expands its current role beyond acute care services to provide excellence in Residential Care, Hospice Care and Seniors’ Health.

This means in the near future adopting a new name that will embody the local healthcare system beyond St. Joseph’s Hospital, as well as expanding its team, including the position of Communications and Fund Development Assistant which has recently been filled by former journalist Katie Maximick. Katie is a writer and community-focused person born and raised in the Comox Valley. Her background in journalism, her love of helping others and her extensive network within the Comox Valley will be a great benefit to the Foundation. She has a lengthy athletic background as a volleyball player and coach, and has a B.A. and M.A. in history from the University of Victoria, as well as a Certificate in Journalism from Langara College.

Katie is a professional, friendly and energetic person who enjoys helping others, especially within her community She was born at St. Joseph’s, has many family and friends in the community, was recently married and is very excited to continue a life here as part of the Foundation team that helps provide healthcare support for our community.

We invite you to join us in our quest to help provide support to ensure the best of care is available for you and your loved ones from newborns to end of life.