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The Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Kicks off Its 2019 Annual Appeal to Raise $250,000 for Brockville General Hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging Department

November 1st, 2019 marks day one of the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation’s (BHDF) Annual Appeal. This year, the BDHF needs to raise $250,000 to purchase three new ultra sound machines for Brockville General Hospital’s (BGH) Diagnostic Imaging Department.

Just like our home electronics, ongoing advances in technology require regular updates to medical equipment. At BGH, there are currently four operational ultrasound machines ranging from 7-16 years old. Updating these ultrasound machines will provide better and safer outcomes for patients in our community.

Dr. Tyler and Dr. Hynd share why the ultrasound upgrade is so important:

The most important part of updating our ultrasound equipment is the newer technology that allows us to see the tissues much clearer. This means we will see cancers and other pathology in more detail and at smaller sizes. It also makes procedures easier, safer and expands the range of procedures we can provide.”

Dr. Kevin Tyler, Radiologist

As a cardiologist I rely closely on echocardiograms to diagnose and help patients within our community. A new ultrasound machine at BGH will deliver higher quality test results, faster.  Through your generous donation, you will help provide improved care to cardiac patients, now and into the future.”

Dr. Jamie Hynd, Cardiologist

The Foundation’s Annual Appeal will run until December 31, 2019. Anyone wishing to support this year’s Annual Appeal can do so by any of the following methods;

  • Online donations can be made at www.bdhfoundation.com
  • Or, by Calling the foundation’s direct line at: 613-345-4478
  • Or, by mailing a personal cheque to: The Brockville and District Hospital Foundation, 75 Charles Street, Brockville, ON K6V 1S8 (Please note in the memo line that your donation is for the Annual Appeal).

Pictured with one of BGH’s current ultrasound machine are, Behrooz Izadi, Manager of Diagnostic Imaging; Dr. Kevin Tyler, Radiologist; and Dr. Jamie Hynd, Cardiologist.

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BROCKVILLE GENERAL VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATION (BGVA) PROVIDES ANNUAL SUPPORT TO BROCKVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL’S CARDIAC REHAB PROGRAM

Each year, the Brockville General Hospital Volunteer Association (BGVA) generously donates $20,000 to the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation (BDHF); in support of Brockville General Hospital’s Cardiac Rehab Program.

The Cardiac Rehab Program started in May 2009, and is a customized program that assists patients in getting their life back following a cardiac event. While in the program, patients receive assistance with exercise; nutrition from the BGH dietitian; diabetes education and help with quitting smoking. 

The program is free for the participants, however costs $181,000 to operate BGH’s Cardiac Rehab Program receives no government funding and relies heavily on donations from individuals, corporations and organizations.

Pictured from left to right are: Mary McCauley, Norma Banford, Elizabeth Wollaston, Sherry Martucci, Barbara Gravelin all BGVA Members, and Travis Coughlin, BGH Kinesiologist for the Cardiac Rehab Program. Front row (Left to right): Carole Crump, BGVA Member, Helen Ostap, BGH RN, Nick Vlacholias, BGH President & CEO, Sandra Devaney, BGVA President, Donna Shram, BGVA, Vice-President, Julie Caffin, BGH Vice-President and Chief Nursing Executive, and Garnetia Sayeau, BGVA Member.
 

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BROCKVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL STAFF COULDN’T HELP BUT SMILE

The Joyce Group (Tim Hortons Brockville) certainly knows how to bring a smile to the staff at Brockville General Hospital (BGH). Staff who work in BGH’s Medical-Surgical Program, and the Intensive Care Unit, are appreciative of the fundraising efforts of The Joyce Group for the Smile Cookie campaign held at their five Brockville Tim Hortons locations.

With a little help from the Brockville & District Hospital Foundation, and its volunteers, Smile Cookies were also sold at BGH in the Brockville General Volunteer Association’s Café and in BGH’s Cafeteria.  All-in-all, Tim Hortons was able to raise an astounding $22,670.00!

The donated funds will go towards purchasing two blanket warmers for BGH’s Medical-Surgical Program and the Intensive Care Unit. Blanket warmers are very beneficial for a patient immediately following a procedure. As well, a heated blanket can also reduce anxiety in a patient and provides comfort.

Pictured front row (l-r): Beth Gibson, Charge Nurse 2 East, BGH; Ron Flindall, BDHF Volunteer; Gemma Andalucia , RPN BGH Kathy Sands Charge Nurse 1 East, BGH; Jan Flindall, BDHF Volunteer and Julie Caffin, VP & Chief Nursing Officer, BGH. Back row (l-r): From the Joyce Group, Owners, Natasha Avis and Shane Joyce; Alex Stephenson, RN, BGH, and Marilies Rettig, Board Vice-Chair, BDHF.

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DAVID AND ANNE BEATTY SUPPORT THE “UNDER ONE ROOF” CAMPAIGN WITH A $1.35 MILLION GIFT

The Brockville and District Hospital Foundation (BDHF) would like to thank David and Anne Beatty for their historic gift of $1.35 million to the “Under One Roof” Campaign in support of the Brockville General Hospital’s Phase II Redevelopment Project. “David and Anne’s support of the hospital through the Foundation has been never ending” notes Joan Simon (BDHF) Executive Director, “this gift overwhelming”. David has served as the Co-chair of this campaign along with Mary Jean McFall and spearheaded it by saying, “Our hospital needs to be our number one priority”. The purpose of this project is to amalgamate the services of the Brockville General Hospital presently provided at both the Charles Street and Garden Street sites “Under One Roof”. The project’s completion is slated for the fall of 2020.

Pictured here are: (l-r) Campaign Co-Chair David Beatty, Anne Beatty, Campaign Co-Chair Mary Jean McFall and BDHF Executive Director Joan Simon. 

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George and Jean Smith generously donate $25,000 to the “Under One Roof Campaign”

The Brockville and District Hospital Foundation (BDHF) would like to thank George and Jean Smith for their generous donation to the “Under One Roof” Campaign in support of the Brockville General Hospital’s Phase II Redevelopment Project. The purpose of this project is to amalgamate the services of the Brockville General Hospital presently provided at both the Charles Street and Garden Street sites “Under One Roof”. The project’s completion is slated for the fall of 2020.

Pictured here are: (Back row) Jean Smith, Campaign Co-Chair David Beatty, Campaign Co-Chair Mary Jean McFall and (seated) George Smith. 

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Patterson’s Jamboree supports Brockville General Hospital’s Palliative Care Program

The Brockville and District Hospital Foundation (BDHF) recently received a $2,000 donation from the Patterson family. The funds will support Brockville General Hospital’s Palliative Care Program.

Each July, the Patterson family organizes an amazing week-end of country music at their farm in Domville. Campers, and new visitors, coming from as far away as Sudbury,  North Bay and lower New York State to enjoy a weekend of music. With so much talent, musicians and walk-ins jam with others in the Patterson barn, which has a stage, a 30‘x40’ dance floor and a loft for the silent auction. The weekend long event culminates with a barbecue dinner.

Pictured here accepting the cheque from Audrey Patterson (right) is BDHF Board Chair, Heather Halladay. Looking on are members of the Patterson Family (back l-r): Dwayne Patterson, Brenda Kelly, Laurie Bell, Melanie Patterson and Wayne Crate. Missing from the photo is Don Bell.

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MAREL CONTRACTORS, AND THEIR EMPLOYEES, STEP-UP WITH A GENEROUS DONATION TO THE UNDER ONE ROOF CAMPAIGN

The Brockville and District Hospital Foundation (BDHF) would like to thank Marel Contractors, and their employees, for their extremely generous donation of $10,000 to the “Under One Roof” Campaign in support of the Brockville General Hospital’s Phase II Redevelopment Project. The purpose of this project is to amalgamate the services of the Brockville General Hospital presently provided at both the Charles Street and Garden Street sites “Under One Roof”. The project’s completion is slated for the fall of 2020.

Pictured here are: (l-r) Meredith Gorrell, Campaign Coordinator; Leo Chaput, Marel Contractors Ottawa District Manager, and Joan Simon BDHF Executive Director.

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POLLOCK FAMILY FOUNDATION MAKES A GENEROUS DONATION TO THE UNDER ONE ROOF CAMPAIGN IN MEMORY OF BELOVED FAMILY MEMBER

The Brockville and District Hospital Foundation (BDHF) would like to thank the Pollock Family Foundation for their extremely generous donation of $30,000 to the “Under One Roof” Campaign in support of the Brockville General Hospital’s Phase II Redevelopment Project. This donation was made in memory of David Mackenzie, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather to those pictured here: (l-r) Sam Pollock Jr, Randy Brotto, Katherine Pollock, Karen Jackson, Marilyn Mackenzie, Laurel Mackenzie, David Beatty, Campaign Co-chair, Ken Mackenzie, James Pollock, Frank Rosso and Ève Rosso. 

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THE FAMILY OF MIKE FERRIS AND JEN BURNS DONATE $25,000 TO THE UNDER ONE ROOF CAMPAIGN



The Brockville and District Hospital Foundation (BDHF) would like to thank the family of Mike Ferris and Jen Burns for their generous donation of $25,000 to the “Under One Roof” Campaign in support of the Brockville General Hospital’s (BGH) Phase II Redevelopment Project. The purpose of this project is to amalgamate the services of the Brockville General Hospital presently provided at both the Charles Street and Garden Street sites “Under One Roof”. The project’s completion is slated for the fall of 2020.

Pictured here seated: (l-r) Mike and Jen’s daughters Zoe, and Ruby. Back row: (l-r) Heather Halladay, BDHF Chair, Mike Ferris, Jen Burns and Nick Vlacholias, BGH President and CEO.

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THE NURSING ALUMNAE OF THE BROCKVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING KEEPS WITH TRADITION WITH ANNUAL DONATIONS TO BROCKVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL



Not only do the Brockville General Hospital Nurses Alumnae preserve its long and distinguished history, they also honour Alumnae members who have passed away by making annual donations to two of Brockville General Hospital’s programs; the Palliative Care program and the Cardiac Rehab Program. This year the Nurses Alumnae donated $1,000 to Palliative Care, and they also donated $1,000 to the Cardiac Rehab Program.


Pictured here are several members of the Nursing Alumnae of the Brockville General Hospital School of Nursing Executive presenting the cheque to BGH: (l-r) Shirley Powers, Quiet Room, Brockville General Nurses Alumnae; Linda Poole, President, Brockville General Nurses Alumnae: Julie Caffin, Vice-President & Chief Nursing Executive, Brockville General Hospital, and Shirley Jones, Remembrance, Nursing Alumnae of the Brockville General Hospital School of Nursing.

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Kawartha Credit Union Supports the Brockville & District Hospital Foundation’s 11th Annual Heart & Solstice Fundraising Event

The Kawartha Credit Union (Brockville Branch) presented a very generous $5,000 cheque to the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation (BDHF) in support of the BHDF’s 11th Annual Heart & Solstice Event that took place on Thursday, June 20th, 2019.With this donation, the Kawartha Credit Union is honoring its corporate commitment to support the local community.

Pictured (l-r): Lauren Phillips BDHF Events Manager, Judy Snelgrove Heart & Solstice Planning Committee Member, Keith Parry Incoming Branch Manager Kawartha Credit Union and Kathryn Ruttimann Director, Kawartha Credit Union - Eastern Branches.

 

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Sisters, Yvonne Clifford and Annette Borger-Snel Raise $1,200 for Brockville General Hospital’s Palliative Care Program

On June 8, 2019, sisters, Yvonne Clifford and Annette Borger-Snel, held a garage sale in memory of their mother, Rita Borger that raised an astounding $1,200.00 for Brockville General Hospital’s Palliative Care Program. Yvonne and Annette graciously donated the garage sale proceeds to the Palliative Care Program in thanks for the care and compassion provided to their mother.

 

 

Pictured here accepting the cheque from sisters, Yvonne Clifford and Annette Borger-Snel (l-r) are Joan Simon Executive Director, Brockville and District Hospital Foundation and Linda Hunter, Vice President of Clinical Services, Brockville General Hospital.

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