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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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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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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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“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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