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Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Donors Provide Warmth for Brockville General Hospital’s Day Surgery Patients

Blanket Warmer

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!"

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Bayshore Home Care Solutions (Brockville) Hosted Fundraising Events in Support of Brockville General Hospital's Palliative Care Program

Bayshore Home Care Solutions (Brockville) Hosted Fundraising Events in Support of Brockville General Hospital's Palliative Care Program


On Tuesday, October 2nd, the Brockville Branch of Bayshore Home Care Solutions presented a cheque in the amount of $4,114.50 to Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Board Member Dennis Hudson; in support of Brockville General Hospital’s Palliative Care Program. 

The local Bayshore branch raised $2,743 through patient donations, bake sales and raffles. Bayshore Home Care Solutions added a further contribution to bring the total amount raised to $4,114.50.

Seated from left to right are Bayshore Manager Clinical Practice – Nursing Cassandra Ducharme, Dennis Hudson, and Bayshore Regional Director of Clinical Practice Camille Butcher holding the cheque.  Standing from left to right are member of Brockville General Hospital Palliative Care Program team of Michelle McCabe; Jocelin Hughes; Brenda Haggett; Cheryl Rennick; Pam Foster and Elizabeth Rogers.

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Gananoque Lions Club Provides a Second Installation of $5,000 for Ophthalmology Surgical equipment at Brockville General Hospital

On Thursday evening, September 20th, during the Gananoque Lions Club meeting a $5,000 cheque was presented to Heather Halladay, Chair of the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation (BDHF). This $5,000 is the final installation of a $10,000 commitment made by the Club to be used for ophthalmology at Brockville General Hospital. Ophthalmology is the practice of medical and surgical care of the eyes or issues related to vision.

From left to right are Gananoque Lions Club member Paul Tierney, BDH Foundation Chair Heather Halladay, and Gananoque Lions Club President Paul Robertson.

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Friends of Palliative Care Golf TOURNAMENT - Seymour's Donate $25,000 to the Cause

Kathy and Mark Seymour are very strong supporters of the Brockville General Hospital Palliative Care Service. This year, the Friends of Palliative Care Golf Tournament is celebrating its 25th year this August. The Seymour’s have decided to donate $5,000 per year for 5 years to the tournament for a total of $25,000. Thank you, Kathy and Mark, for your strong support to the Brockville General Hospital Palliative Care Service, and to the Friends of Palliative Care Golf Tournament.

Pictured (l-r): Friends of Palliative Care Golf Co-Chair, Jim Cooper; donors Mark and Kathy Seymour, and Friends of Palliative Care Golf Co-Chair, Dave Publow.

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Brockville General Hospital Patients Benefit from Kawartha Credit Union Donation

Kawartha Credit Union, Brockville Branch generously donated $5,000 to purchase two Medication Temperature Controlled Fridges.

From left to right are Melissa McCloskey, Kawartha Lending Representative, Cindy Marchand, Kawartha Assistant Branch Manager, Elizabeth Gibson, Brockville General Hospital 1 East Charge Nurse, Heather Halladay, Chair, Brockville and District Hospital Foundation and Deanna Henson, Brockville General Hospital Manager, Outpatient Clinics Many patients will benefit from this thoughtful gesture.

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BROCKVILLE LEGION PURCHASES MEDICATION PAIN PUMP FOR BROCKVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL PALLIATIVE CARE PROGRAM



BROCKVILLE LEGION PURCHASES MEDICATION PAIN PUMP FOR BROCKVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL PALLIATIVE CARE PROGRAM

During the 2018 30-Hour Telethon for Palliative Care Services, an hourly sponsor, the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #96 raised over $5,000 which went towards the purchase of a CADD (Continuous Ambulatory Delivery Device) Medication Pain Pump for the Brockville General Hospital Palliative Care Program. This pump can be set to give a continuous infusion of medication), as well as intermittent patient control doses.

Front row in photo, seated, from left to right are: Mary Ann Greenwood, Past President of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Clair Burton, Past Chair of the Diamond Jubilee and Ron Irvine, 2nd Vice President and Poppy Chair. Back row, left to right are Jane Baker, 30-Hour Telethon for Palliative Care Committee members; Pam Foster, Bereavement Coordinator for the BGH Palliative Care Program, Wayne Blackwell, Telethon Chair, Travis Wing, Manager of Palliative Care Program, Brockville, Maureen Lapinskas and Maureen Bryer, 30-Hour Telethon Committee members.

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Palliative Care Golf Tournament - Seymours Donate to the Cause



Friends of Palliative Care Golf Tournament - Seymour's Donate $25,000 to the Cause

Kathy and Mark Seymour are very strong supporters of the Brockville General Hospital Palliative Care Service. This year, the Friends of Palliative Care Golf Tournament is celebrating its 25th year this August. The Seymour’s have decided to donate $5,000 per year for 5 years to the tournament for a total of $25,000. Thank you, Kathy and Mark, for your strong support to the Brockville General Hospital Palliative Care Service, and to the Friends of Palliative Care Golf Tournament!

Pictured (l-r): Friends of Palliative Care Golf Co-Chair, Jim Cooper; donors Mark and Kathy Seymour, and Friends of Palliative Care Golf Co-Chair, Dave Publow.

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Town of Gananoque Donates to Brockville General Hospital’s Redevelopment Project



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.

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Grateful Patients Honour Retiring Physician, Dr. Steve McMurray



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.

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“Under One Roof” Campaign Cabinet... Committed to the Cause

 

 

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 info@brockvillegeneralhospital.ca 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.

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Hudson Burnbrae Foundation Donates to Brockville General Hospital

 

 

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.

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Kawartha Credit Union partners with the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation to sell tickets for the 10th Anniversary Heart and Solstice Celebration

 

 

Attendees will have an opportunity to visit the breathtaking Sifton Estate Assiniboine Lodge on Thursday, June 21, with beautiful river views and immaculate grounds, to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Heart and Solstice.  

Tickets are on sale for $100, at Kawartha Credit Union, 2011 Parkedale Avenue, Brockville.

"We are super excited to be partnering with them (Brockville and District Hospital Foundation), for such a prestigious event," said Kawartha Credit Union Branch Manager Kathryn Ruttimann. "It is the 10th Anniversary of the Heart and Solstice event and community involvement is the heart of Kawartha Credit Union. It is something we take very seriously. We spend a lot of time volunteering and making our communities better."

Starting at 5:30 to 8 p.m., the evening will include a variety of appetizers from local restaurants, served with a choice of wine or beer. During this event, auction items will be available to place a bid.

Funds raised from the Heart and Solstice goes directly to Brockville General Hospital’s Cardiovascular Program, which does not receive any government funding. It costs $181,000 per year, to operate.

Also, Kawartha Credit Union annually supports the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation through their Community Involvement Program. As far as Kathryn is concerned, "This is a simple way for us to have an impact on this event, by selling the tickets. It is an easy, easy way for us, to make a small difference."

Pictured left to right are: Kawartha Credit Union Branch Ambassador Penny Miller, Branch Manager Kathryn Ruttimann and Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Event Manager Lauren Phillips.
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