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Brockville General Volunteer Association (BGVA) Major Committment to Hospital Redevelopment Project

BGVA donation for brockville general hospital redevelopment Project

The Brockville and District Hospital (BDHF) would like to thank the Brockville General Volunteer Association (BGVA) for their generous donation to the “Under One Roof” Campaign in support of the Brockville General Hospital’s Phase II Redevelopment Project. The BGVA was one of the first major donors to this project making a $200,000 commitment over the past four years; and the Foundation and the Campaign Cabinet are extremely grateful for their commitment and dedication to the cause. 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, BGVA members Donna Shram, Sandra Devaney(President)  Norma Banford, Barb Graveline, Garneita Sayeau, Karen Matte (past President), Elizabeth Wollaston, and Campaign Co-Chair Mary Jean McFall.

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CASUAL FRIDAYS, GIVING OUTSIDE THE BOX, TO THE BROCKVILLE AND DISTRICT HOSPITAL FOUNDATION

Raising funds for Brockville General Hospital

The Brockville and District Hospital Foundation’s “Giving Outside the Box” program is a way of giving that does not conform to the regular way of donating.

Each year, the foundation receives donations from community minded members who choose to raise funds in support of Brockville General Hospital (BGH) in a different way. For example, every Friday, the Upper Canada Family Health Team (UCFHT) staff members pay $2.00 to don jeans, and other casual attire, to work. Their $2.00 weekly donation amounted to $3,108.00 this year. Since 2013, the UCFHT staff has managed to raise an astounding $14,642.00 in support of Brockville General Hospital’s Palliative Care and Cardiovascular Programs.  

On Friday, December 14thMarilies Rettig Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Board Vice-Chair (right/front row); Deanne Henson BGH Outpatient Clinics Program Manager and Travis Wing BGH Program Manager for Garden Street Site (middle/back row)were on hand to thank the Upper Canada Family Health Team for their commitment, and dedication, in raising funds for Brockville General Hospital.

 

 

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In the spirit of giving, a donation of $2,000 is presented to the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation

Leeds and Grenville Insurance Brokers Association donates in Palliative Care Fundraising program

 

 

The Leeds and Grenville Insurance Brokers Association raised $2,000 for Brockville General Hospital’s Palliative Care Program during a golf tournament that took place in August 2018.

 

Pictured here from left to right are: Arnold Dixon and Brian Purcell Leeds & Grenville Insurance Brokers Association Board Members; Julie Caffin Brockville General Hospital Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, and Joan Simon Foundation Executive Director.

 

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The Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Extends Thanks to the 30-Hour Telethon for Palliative Care Committee for Raising an Astounding $245,000

 

Telethon Chair, Wayne Blackwell noted that it was the businesses, corporations, private citizens and the communities that stepped forward, together, to raise funds for this much needed Palliative Care Program that operates out of Brockville General Hospital (BGH). Mr. Blackwell also spoke about the time, and effort, the committee dedicates each year to support the consult nurses who make the palliative care program what it is.

 

Pictured here, seated (l-r); Wayne Blackwell 30-Hour Telethon Chair, Heather Howard Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Board Member, Nick Vlacholias BGH President and CEO, and Bruce Wylie 30-Hour Telethon Host and Bell Media Radio Announcer.

 

Back row, (l-r) are: Julie Caffin BGH Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive, Travis Wing, BGH Program Manager of Garden Street Site; Telethon Committee Members Jane Baker; Dr. Andy Thomas; Amanda Ladd, Liz Rogers BGH Volunteer Coordinator; Maureen Bryer Telethon Committee Member; Brenda Haggett BGH Spiritual Care Coordinator, Jackie Mason and Maureen Lapinskas Telethon Committee Members.

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Tim Hortons Brockville Gives the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Something to Smile About

On Friday, November 30, 2018, the overwhelming results of the Tim Hortons’ Smile Cookie Campaign was announced by The Joyce Group with a whopping $19,049 raised at their five Brockville locations. During the campaign, Smile Cookies were also sold at Brockville General Hospital’s cafeteria and at Eleanor’s Café.

Each year, the Smile Cookie Campaign sales increase as the campaign’s popularity grows. The Brockville and District Hospital Foundation is very fortunate to have the support of Tim Hortons. Tim Horton’s support of Brockville General Hospital is greatly appreciated! 

Pictured from left to right are: Natasha Avis of The Joyce Group, Julie Caffin Brockville General Hospital Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive; Linda Hansen, Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Board member; Shane Joyce, The Joyce Group and Joan Simon, Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Executive Director.

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The “Under One Roof” Campaign Co-Chairs Thank the City of Brockville

The Brockville and District Hospital Foundation’s “Under One Roof” Campaign Co-Chairs recently presented a plaque to the City of Brockville. The plaque was presented at the November 27th City Council meeting as an expression of gratitude to the City of Brockville for their generous contribution to Brockville General Hospital’s Phase II Redevelopment Project.

The success of the quiet campaign allows the Campaign Cabinet to stay true to their commitment to not hold a public campaign. The total amount raised during the Under One Roof Campaign will be announced in mid-2019.

Pictured (front row l-r): Mary Jean McFall Co-Chair and David Beatty Campaign Co-Chairs. (Back row l-r): Marilies Rettig Board Vice-Chair Brockville and District Hospital Foundation; Jamie Wright Board Member Brockville and District Hospital Foundation and Joan Simon Executive Director Brockville and District Hospital Foundation.

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The “Under One Roof” Campaign Co-Chairs Thank the United Counties

The Brockville and District Hospital Foundation’s “Under One Roof” Campaign Co-Chairs recently presented a plaque to the United Counties at the November 22nd United Counties Council Meeting. The plaque was presented as an expression of gratitude to the United Counties for their generous contribution to Brockville General Hospital’s Phase II Redevelopment Project.

The success of the quiet campaign allows the Campaign Cabinet to stay true to their commitment to not hold a public campaign. The total amount raised during the Under One Roof Campaign will be announced in mid-2019.

Pictured front row (l-r): Mary Jean McFall & David Beatty Campaign Co-Chairs and Heather Halladay Chair Brockville and District Hospital Foundation. Back row (l-r) Scott MacCrimmon Past Chair Brockville and District Hospital Foundation; Kevin Tackaberry Campaign Cabinet Member; Meredith Gorrell Campaign Coordinator, Marilies Rettig Vice Chair Brockville and District Hospital Foundation and Jamie Wright Board Member  Brockville and District Hospital Foundation.   

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CHARTWELL WEDGEWOOD FUNDRAISING GALA RAISES FUNDS FOR BROCKVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL’S PALLIATIVE CARE PROGRAM

On Thursday, November 8th, Chartwell Wedgewood Retirement Residence staff members; Julianne Swindells General Manager, and Tina Marples Retirement Living Consultant presented Heather Halladay Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Board Chair with a cheque of over $2,000 for Brockville General Hospital’s Palliative Care Program.  These funds were raised during a Fundraising Gala that was held at the Chartwell Wedgewood Retirement Residence in honour of the late John Broome.

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District 8 Road Supervisors’ Association Donates to Eastern Ontario Hospitals

On June 6th & 7th, District 8 of the Association of Road Supervisors (AORS) raised an astounding $35,000 at their tradeshow in Belleville, ON in support of local hospitals.

The following hospitals were gifted with $5,000 each:

•           Brockville and District Hospital Foundation                                                               

•           Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation

•           Belleville General Hospital Foundation             

•           Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation

•           Lennox & Addington County Hospital Foundation

•           University Hospitals Kingston Foundation                                                             

•           Smith Falls Community Hospital Foundation

The Brockville & District Hospital Foundation (BDHF) was one of the lucky recipients, and a photo-op took place for the District 8 Road Supervisors’ Association’s cheque presentation on October 25th, 2018.

Prior to the cheque presentation, the District 8 AORS identified that they wanted their gift of $5,000 to go towards a needed hospital equipment item. Brockville General Hospital quickly noted that the medical/surgical units required an extra portable vital signs machine.

Pictured in the front row (l-r): Clarence Donnelly Twp. of Rideau Lakes,; Dan Chant Twp. of Rideau Lakes; Joe Reid City of Belleville; Heather Halladay BDHF Board Chair; Kathy Sands RN & 2 East Charge Nurse; Aimie Salmon BGH Registered Nurse; Melissa Berquist BGH Manager of Medical Surgical Units and Chad Davis City of Brockville.  Back row (l-r): John Marshall City of Brockville; Dale Kulp Twp. Elizabethtown-Kitley (retired);Torrance McDonnell County of Leeds and Grenville (retired); Darrell Townsend City of Kingston and James Tuck Leeds and Thousand Islands. 

History of the District 8 Road Supervisors’ Association:  The District 8 Road Supervisors’ Association is a Local Association in Eastern Ontario that stretches from Quinte West to the Brockville Area and North to Hwy 7.  The history behind the name of District 8 is that it is the old “MTO District 8”, encompassing five counties within Eastern Ontario.  District 8 has a very strong and dedicated membership group of Municipal, Suppliers and Retirees who love to participate and giving back to the community. 

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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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O’Farrell Financial Services Donates to Brockville General Hospital’s Mental Health Program

On Friday, October 26, O’Farrell Financial Services Inc., gave a donation of $306.50 to the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation in support of Brockville General Hospital’s Mental Health Program.

From left to right, receiving the cheque was Foundation Board Member Ainslie Coleman; BGH Manager 3rd Floor Mental Health Kieron Rees; from O’Farrell Financial Services Inc. Personnel Advisor Associate Connie Heffernan; Advisor Association Peggy Mathieson, and Financial Security Advisor Amanda Ladd.

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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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