A generous donation of $1500 was given to the Brockville General Hospital Cardiovascular Program (BCP), on Tuesday, May 29 by members of the Hudson Burnbrae Foundation.
From left to right are BGH Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Julie Caffin, BCP Kinesiologist, Jason Lafave, Hudson Burnbrae Foundation (HBF) Board Members, Jim Donovan, Secretary Judy Pearson and JoAnne Fletcher.
Hudson Burnbrae Foundation focuses on donating locally, and to those programs that would not happen or not continue without funding. Brockville General Hospital’s Cardiovascular program receives no government funding and solely relies on the generosity of the community.
Co-Chairs, David Beatty and Mary Jean McFall are surrounded by the dedicated community members making up the “Under One Roof” Campaign Cabinet. In recent months, this group has been working behind the scenes, alongside the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation (BDHF) garnering support for this project. The goal of the Cabinet is to secure the $20 million community share required for the redevelopment of the Brockville General Hospital. This is the largest fundraising effort in the history of the Foundation.
This redevelopment project will amalgamate the services of the Brockville General Hospital currently provided at the Charles and Garden Street sites under one roof at the Charles Street site.
The municipalities of Leeds-Grenville have made key lead donations to the campaign. The members of the Cabinet, staff and Board of the Foundation would like to take the opportunity to thank its donors and the communities of Leeds and Grenville. The City of Brockville, the United Counties of Leeds & Grenville, the Town of Prescott and the Town of Gananoque are to be commended for their commitment to the Brockville General Hospital’s Redevelopment Project…communities building their community hospital.
For more information about the campaign, to view the model room at the 1000 Islands Mall or to make a donation please contact the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation at 613-345-4478, or email at email@example.com or visit our website www.bdhfoundation.com
Members of the Cabinet (l-r) Meredith Gorrell, Joan Simon, Jamie Wright; Heather Halladay, Scott MacCrimmon, Campaign Co-Chair Mary Jean McFall, Campaign Co-Chair David Beatty, Nick Vlacholias, Jim Cooper, Ian McFall, Kevin Tackaberry, Dr. Jerry Ashe. Missing from photo: Michael Adamcryck and Paul Fournier.
On Wednesday, June 6th, Gananoque Mayor, Erika Demchuk (right) toured the Brockville General Hospital’s, Phase 2 Model Room at the 1000 Islands Mall. The Town of Gananoque supported the Redevelopment Project in 2017 by approving a grant in the amount of $10,000.
From left to right are: Brockville Hospital Foundation Executive Director, Joan Simon, Foundation Board Chair, Heather Halladay and Mayor Demchuk.
As the finishing touches were being put on the newly renovated Brockville General Hospital Emergency Department, retiring physician, Dr. Stephen (Steve) J. McMurray was presented with a very special plaque by Robert Millar.
The inscription on the plaque reads; “In recognition of Dr. Stephen (Steve) J. McMurray, MD.; Brockville General Hospital and its patients are fortunate to have such a dedicated physician in our community; In gratitude for his service to Brockville General Hospital and the Emergency Department; On Behalf of Many Grateful Patients (June 2018).”
From left to right are: Julie Caffin, BGH Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer; Nicole Valade, BGH Manager of Critical Care Services; Nick Vlacholias, BGH President and Chief Executive Officer; Dr. Stephen J. McMurray; Robert Millar, Patient & Donor; Meriel Waton and Leslie Waton, family of R. Millar; and Marilies Rettig, Board Vice Chair of the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation.
Legion Command Donates $7,500 toward the purchase of a new Urine Analyzer for Brockville General Hospital
On March 23, the Royal Canadian Legion, Brockville Branch 96 contingent of President, Don Corneil (middle), Vice President, Sara Easter (second from right,) and the Ladies Auxiliary to Branch 96 President, Mary Ann Greenwood (right), presented a $7,500 cheque on behalf of the Provincial Command Charitable Foundation to the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Board Director, Dennis Hudson (left), and Medical Laboratory Technologist, Stephanie Etherington, (second from left). These funds are earmarked towards the purchase of a new Urine Analyzer for Brockville General Hospital. The newer model will accept multiple samples for analysis and is interfaced with the hospital’s computer system with access readily available by doctors.
On Thursday, March 1, 2018, ten members of the May Court Club of Brockville toured Brockville General Hospital’s Model Room, located at the 1000 Islands Mall, in Brockville. This room shows the layout of the future inpatient rooms for Phase II of the Redevelopment Project. With the new patient tower the community can expect to see
enhanced patient spaces including the latest hospital design, and environmentally friendly building components.
In 2017 the Upper Canada Family Health Team continued their tradition of donating $2 per week to take advantage of Casual Fridays. In doing so, the staff raised $2,866. From this amount, $1,948 was donated to the Palliative Care Service and $918 was designated to support the Brockville General Hospital's Cardiovascular Program. The total raised by the Upper Canada Family Health Team since 2013 is $11,534.
Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Donors Provide Warmth for Brockville General Hospital’s Day Surgery Patients
Pictured: From left to right are Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Board Director, Mary Lynn O'Shaughnessy, donors Ernie and Jennifer Harper holding a warm blanket, Brockville General Hospital Registered Practical Nurses, Donna Burley and Jenn Gregus.
Ernie Harper, and his wife Jennifer, generously donated $5,200 to the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation to purchase a Blanket Warmer for BGH’s Day Surgery.
Ernie and Jennifer receive the foundation’s Caring Times Newsletter and saw the need for the blanker warmer in the newsletter’s Needs List. At Brockville General Hospital (BGH), there is always a requirement for new equipment with some items costing hundreds of thousands of dollars while others are less than $5,000.00. That’s where the Caring Times “Needs List” comes in. BGH Directors provide the foundation with the low cost equipment items to feature in the newsletter. BHDF Executive Director, Joan Simon is quick to note that within a day or two of the newsletter being mailed out the foundation begins receiving calls from donors wishing to purchase a needed item.
For donors like Ernie and Jennifer, "It's a small gesture but it means so much to us and I am very happy that we were able to do this," stated Jennifer.
As for the nurses in Day Surgery, they are delighted to be able to offer this benefit. "It's wonderful for the patients, as it relaxes them," said Registered Practical Nurse Donna Burley. "Once we have admitted them, it gives them warmth, comfort and brings down their anxiety, providing a feeling that everything will be okay. It’s like a comfortable, warm hug!"
Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Surpasses Annual Appeal Goal in Raising over $163,000.00 for a CT Colonography and Diagnostic Imaging Support System for Brockville General Hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging Department
Pictured: L- R seated: Board Vice-Chair, Heather Halladay, Board Chair, Scott MacCrimmon, Board Past Chair, Ruth Lockett. Standing L-R: Linda Hansen, Heather Howard, Brockville General Volunteer Association Representative, Sandra Devaney, Dennis Hudson, Mary Lynn O'Shaughnessy, Chris Puddicombe, Maureen Fraser, Ainslie Coleman, Brockville General Hospital President & CEO Nick Vlacholias and Jamie Wright. Missing from the photo is foundation board member, Marilies Rettig.
The Brockville and District Hospital Foundation (BDHF) is extremely pleased to announce that they have reached the target goal of raising $125,000 for a CT Colonography and Diagnostic Imaging Support System for Brockville General Hospital (BGH). Not only was the goal reached, but was surpassed reaching over $163,000.00 well before the December 31st, 2017 deadline.
“The response to this year’s fundraising campaign has been wonderful. The money will lead directly to improved care for our community in many ways, not just better colon cancer screening. Thank you everyone who contributed.” ~ Dr. Kevin Tyler MD FRCPC Chief of Radiology
“On behalf of the physicians at the Brockville General Hospital, we would like to thank the public at large for their tremendous support and generosity. With the newly acquired technology, we will be more effective in identifying and ultimately treating colorectal cancer in our community.” ~ Dr. Karim Somani MD FRCSC
“I am continuously humbled at the overwhelming generosity of Brockville and the surrounding communities,” stated BDHF’s Executive Director, Joan Simon. “The BHDF Board, and staff, is very grateful to all who supported the 2017 Annual Appeal.”
Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Addresses the Need for Four Ultrasound Beds at Brockville General Hospital
Pictured: From left to right are Nathan Tompkins, Manager of Diagnostic Imaging, Dennis Hudson, Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Director, Sonographers, Lynne Leroux, Francine Sylvain, Nicole Jones, Tian Gan and Norman White.
Recently, four state-of-the-arts Ultrasound Beds, or Sono Beds, were purchased by the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation (BDHF) for use in the Diagnostic Imaging Department at the Brockville General Hospital (BGH).
According to Nathan Tompkins, Manager of Diagnostic Imaging, this purchase will provide the patient with a more comfortable and safer examination as these beds have hand rails and other safety facets.
As well, for the staff, there are health and safety features, easier access to the patient with moveable cut-outs, electronic height adjustment and effortless bed movability.
"We are prioritizing patient and staff safety by really looking at the equipment we have, and how we can promote health and safety in the Diagnostic Imagining Department to provide the services to our community, that we want to provide."
Shoppers Drug Mart Customers Show Support Through Shoppers Drug Mart’s’ “Growing Women's Health Campaign” with Donations of $30,982 to BGH’s Cardiovascular Program
Pictured: From left to right are Mark Leslie (Shoppers Drug Mart uptown Brockville), Brockville General Hospital President and CEO Nick Vlacholias and Carolyn Burpee (Shoppers Drug Mart downtown Brockville and Prescott), donating a total of $30,982.
On Wednesday, December 13th, Shoppers Drug Mart owners and pharmacists, Mark Leslie (Brockville uptown location) and Carolyn Burpee (Prescott and Brockville downtown locations) presented Brockville General Hospital's President and CEO Nick Vlacholias with cheques totaling $30,982.
These funds are from kind customers giving to the Growing Women's Health Campaign.
One hundred per cent of the donations were directed to Brockville General Hospital’s Cardiovascular Program. "It (cardiovascular) is one of the largest diseases that we see, besides cancer," indicated Carolyn.
Having this program locally provides less stress for family members and loved ones in transporting the participants out of town. This program is not government funded and the funds stay locally. Carolyn and Mark want to thank their customers at all three stores, and their staff, for all their fundraising efforts.
"It's the community giving back to the community," said Mark. "We are just the vehicle."
The Joyce Group (Tim Hortons Brockville) Smile Cookie Campaign Purchases a Panda Warmer Infant Health Centre for Brockville General Hospital’s Women and Children's Program
Cheque presented by, left to right are: From the Joyce Group, Owner, Shane Joyce, Tim Hortons Operations Manager, Julia Myers, Brockville and District Foundation board member, Linda Hansen, BGH Manager of Women and Children's Program, Kellie Kitchen, and BDH Foundation Executive Director, Joan Simon. Seated, left to right are: From the Joyce Group, Natasha Avis and Tim Hortons General Manager, Trudy Primeau.
With smiles from ear to ear, Brockville General Hospital’s Women and Children's Program staff are appreciative of the fundraising efforts of The Joyce Group for the Smile Cookie campaign held at their five Brockville Tim Hortons locations.
The generous donation of $14,892 will go towards the purchase of a Panda Warmer Infant Care Centre. This means that the Brockville General Hospital’s clinical team can use the Panda to give direct heat to an infant and makes weighing a baby easier.
"Although the Smile Cookie campaign is a national campaign, we like to give back to the community, and this is very important to us," said Natasha Avis. "It’s a good cause that we stand behind and that we love doing! Natasha added, “During the Smile Campaign the staff have fun as it’s totally different from normal operations, and it is nice at the end of the day to see where the money that is raised goes….it's a lot of work, but it’s a fun week for a great cause."
Since 2008, The Joyce Group has held the Smile Cookie campaign, raising a total of $105,821 all donated to the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation.
For more information on the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation, or to make a donation, please contact the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org, 613-345-4478.
Thank you for bringing Smiles to our Community!
The $14,199 cheque, along with the funds raised at both BGH sites, brings the total amount raised to $14,892.