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“Heart and Solstice Celebrates 10th Anniversary”

Martin and Sifton will be hosting the 10th Annual Heart and Solstice event, on Thursday, June 21, to be held at their residence, the Assiniboine Lodge. Tickets will be available on Tuesday, May1st, 2018 at the Kawartha Credit Union (2011 Parkedale Ave, Brockville, ON).

Pictured: Taking a tour of the Brockville General Hospital’s Cardiovascular Program were Jay Martin, left and Graeme Sifton, right, with BCP Kinesiologist Travis Couglin, middle, describing the importance of the individualized exercise, education and counselling program.
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“Under One Roof” Redevelopment Campaign Co-Chairs Announced

David Beatty and Mary Jean McFall were officially introduced as the Co-Chairs of the “Under One Roof” Redevelopment Campaign by the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation’s (BDHF) Vice-Chair Heather Halladay at the Brockville General Hospital’s Ground Breaking Ceremony April 4th. Planning for this project is well underway and the BDHF Board and staff are pleased to have secured David and Mary Jean, such dedicated community citizens to lead the fundraising charge. David and Mary Jean have recently formed a strong cabinet of individuals and community leaders to assist them in achieving the community share commitment of 20 million dollars.

This redevelopment project has been a vision since 2000 to amalgamate the services between the Charles and Garden Street sites “Under One Roof”. These services include: Palliative Care, Restorative Care, Rehabilitation Services and Complex Continuing Care.

While the community share is an ambitious goal, the BDHF and its Board, staff and Campaign Cabinet are confident it is achievable with the support of individuals, corporate citizens, and service groups from every corner of Leeds and Grenville.

Few generations have the chance to create such an important legacy for decades to come.

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BGH’s Women and Children’s Services Receives a Second Baby Fetal Heart Monitor”

Through the organizing of the 4th Annual Golf Tournament for Maternal Care by the Hare Family, supported by Scotiabank of $5,000, funds raised amounted to $17,000, to purchase the second Baby Fetal Heart Monitor for the Brockville General Hospital Women and Children’s Program.

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UPPER CANADA FAMILY HEALTH TEAM GOES CASUAL IN SUPPORT OF BROCKVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL PROGRAMS

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.

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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.

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May Court Club of Brockville Checks Out Brockville General Hospital’s Redevelopment Model Room

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.

 

 

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Upper Canada Family Health Team Goes Casual in Support of Brockville General Hospital Programs

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.

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Brockville General Hospital receives a $5,000 grant from the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund

The Brockville and District Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce it has received a Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund grant totaling $5,000 to support a music therapist for Brockville General Hospital’s mental health patients.


Brockville General Hospital’s Mental Health Services is thrilled to have received a grant from the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund for a pilot project in our Inpatient Unit,” said Dr. Rob Malone, Brockville General Hospital’s Chief of Staff. “We piloted a Music Therapy program that was very well received by our patients. Music therapy is recognized for its therapeutic value. We greatly appreciated this opportunity. Thank you Bell Let’s Talk!”

Jason Jardine, Recreation Therapist for Brockville General Hospital’s 3rd Floor Inpatient Unit, shared “The Bell Let’s Talk funding is a great opportunity for me, as the Recreation Therapist, to add meaningful therapy to our unit that adds zero cost to the hospital. This Music Therapy program adds to the therapeutic interventions resources offered on our unit that help give our patients tools that they can take with them when they are discharged. These tools better equip our clients to manage stress, anxiety, and their mental health concerns.”

The Brockville and District Hospital Foundation would also like to extend a huge thank you to Jason Jardine who prepared all of the necessary information for the grant application.

Bell Let’s Talk is very proud to support the Music Therapy program at Brockville General Hospital,” said Mary Deacon, Chair of Bell Let’s Talk. “Brockville General Hospital’s Mental Health Services is one of 70 initiatives supported by the 2017 Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund providing mental health services in communities around the country that help Canadians living with mental health issues.”

Bell Let’s Talk Day is January 31

Bell will donate 5 cents to Canadian mental health programs for each of these interactions on January 31, at no extra cost to participants:

  • Text and talk: Every text message, mobile and long distance call made by Bell customers
  • Twitter: Every tweet using #BellLetsTalk and Bell Let’s Talk Day video view
  • Facebook: Every view of the Bell Let’s Talk Day video at Facebook.com/BellLetsTalk and use of the Bell Let’s Talk frame
  • Instagram: Every Bell Let’s Talk Day video view
  • Snapchat: Every use of the Bell Let’s Talk geofilter and video view

The Bell Let’s Talk initiative promotes Canadian mental health with national awareness and anti-stigma campaigns like Bell Let’s Talk Day, and provides significant Bell funding of community care and access, research and workplace initiatives. To learn more about the Bell Let’s Talk campaign, and to download the Bell Let’s Talk toolkit to help get the conversation started, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk

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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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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

BDH Foundation

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.”

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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

BDH Foundation

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.”

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Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Addresses the Need for Four Ultrasound Beds at Brockville General Hospital

Ultrasound Bed

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."

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