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Donations at Work

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.

Equipment or Services
Amount
Staff Education Funding – Hospital Wide (2016) $5,000
3 Specialty Beds and Mattresses – The Views/Residential Care (2016) $6,600
2 Pulse Oximeters – Cardio Pulmonary Services (2016) $10,000
2 Pulse Oximeters – Cardio Pulmonary Services (2016) $10,000
Portable Ultrasound Machine – Emergency Department (2016) $49,528
Stress Test Machine – Cardio Pulmonary Services (2016) $40,000
Affinity Birthing Bed – Maternal Child Department (2016) $25,000
4 Specialty Beds and Mattresses – Transitional Care Unit (2015) $14,000
Physical Space Upgrades – The Views/Residential Care (Christmas 2015) $110,000
Patient Transfer Boards – 3rd Floor (2015) $1,800
Staff Education/Bursaries (Oct. 2015) $11,851
Expansion of Cancer Care Unit (2015) $130,000
Building of Hospice at the Views (2015) $280,000
Staff Training (2015) $20,000
Pulmonary Function Testing System (2014) $78,000
3 Pulse Oximeters (2014) $4,500
5 Holter Monitors for Outpatient Care Cardio Lab (2014) $20,000
2 Patient Treatment Chairsfor Cancer Care Unit (2014) $4,000
Ophthalmic Equipment (Wall Mounted) $1,600
Temporal Thermometer $860
Vital Signs Monitor (Wall Mounted) $4,100
4 Double Infusion Pump (IV Pump) for Cancer Care Unit $20,000
Outdoor Patio Furnishings for Cancer Care Unit $550
Supply Cart for Cancer Care Unit $2,500
Scale (Digital) for Cancer Care Unit $1,800
Nursing Cart for Cancer Care Unit $2,100
Refrigerator for Cancer Care Unit $2,000
Green Light Laser $195,000
Birthing Bed for Maternal Child Care $18,000
Slings and Accessories for the Views $45,000
23 Portable Vital Signs Monitors – all departments $92,400
Maternal/Child Care Smart Scale $7,431
Monitor for Endoscopy Procedures $12,219
Stryker Sleeper chair – The Views $1,720
2 Hovermatts- specialized lifting system for 2nd & 3rd Floor $10,438
TV and VCR – Cardiac care education $1,110
Baby Talk Program – Maternal/Child to support new families $1,500
Scanning Forms – Emergency $4,778
Palliative Care project – Architect fees & electrical $44,479
Neonatal Resuscitation Baby for Education $1,607
Watchmate Security System – Maternal/Child $16,750
Fetal Monitor- Maternal/Child $20,409
Wheelchairs – Rehab Services $1,500
Education for Staff Scholarships $19,992
Ventilator for ICU $22,770
Legacy of Life Wall – The Views $12,189
Haiti Support – Medical Supplies $1,000
Palliative Care Project (Will commence TBA) $340,000
Birthing Bed for Maternal Child Care
Slings and accessories for the Views
4 Computerized Ambulatory Drug Delivery Pumps
Equipment to support the new Cystoscopy Clinic
Annie Resuscitation Training Doll
Portable Ultrasound for Diagnostic Imaging
The Creation of a Healing Garden
Arctic Sun temperature management system for Intensive Care
Treatment chair for Cancer Care
Reclining chair for Palliative Care
Three new sleepover chairs for Maternal Child Department
Medfusion Pumps for Intensive Care and Emergency
Staff education
Total
$1,680,828