Genevieve LaTrace (RN) and Dr. Houlgrave are grateful for the new Portable Ultrasound in the Emergency Department, which was purchased with donor dollars in early 2016 (McKinnon Photography).
How Your Giving… Changes Everything
Your donations make a difference.
In the past fiscal year, funds raised for our Foundation were received through grants, service clubs, events and generous members of our community. In total, over $739,000 was transferred from our Foundation to St. Joseph’s General Hospital last year.
Some areas these donations funded were:
- Residential Care: new specialty beds and furniture for the Transitional Care Unit, a new shower room for Ocean View, and physical space upgrades.
- Patient Care Improvements: Expansion of the Cancer Care Unit and development of the four-bed Hospice at The Views
- New Technology: Pulmonary Function Testing and Holter Monitor System for Cardio-Pulmonary Services, X-Ray Image Reader for Diagnostic Imaging, and a Portable Ultrasound for the Emergency Department.
2015 Christmas Campaign: Of the $177,000 that was raised during the 2015 Christmas campaign, $110,000 was directed towards physical space upgrades for The Views, St. Joseph’s Hospital’s residential care facility. So far, the upgrades are halfway to completion, with upgrades to the Respite and Palliative Care rooms, new and safer hand rails for residents, new counter tops and sinks in rooms, improvement to lighting, new ceiling tiles, signs and window coverings, as well as fresh paint in the wings.
Physical space upgrades, building expansions, innovative programs and new medical technology are just a few ways your donations help improve healthcare in the Comox Valley.
Below is a list of some of the medical technology, equipment, building upgrades, patient comfort items and services you helped provide to the Comox Valley since 2009.