Chris Shumka

Chris Shumka

Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary $40,000 Leadership Gift for ICU through Starlite

$40,000 gifted to ICU equipment by Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary

  • Dec. 15, 2014 3:00 p.m.

Kimberley, BC…. The Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary continues to show its commitment to the regional hospital with a third leadership gift for the Intensive Care Unit.   In 2013, the KHCA and its members made an unprecedented gift of $20,000 through EKFH’s Starlite Campaign, lighting four stars atop the regional hospital.

 

That Starlite gift combined with several other donor gifts is purchasing two ceiling booms for the new ICU in Cranbrook.  With the recent funding realignment between Interior Health, Kootenay East Regional Hospital District and EKFH, a resurgence and focus for additional equipment for the ICU is taking centre stage.

 

Upon hearing the news, members of the KHCA took no time to decide that they wanted to continue their focus on equipment critically needed for the Intensive Care Unit.

 

At today’s KHCA Christmas luncheon President Jacquie Perrault on behalf of the KHCA members announced a second gift of $40,000 to the Starlite Campaign and the ICU redevelopment project.   In total the KHCA has dedicated $60,000 EKRH’s intensive care unit.

 

“Thanks to the many donations to and purchases from our Thrift Shops in Kimberley and Marysville our Auxiliary is very fortunate to be able to not only support health care in Kimberley but the regional hospital as well,” reports KHCA President Jacquie Perrault.

 

KHCA’s 2014 Starlite Gift will light 4 large stars and 8 smaller stars with the funds directed to the key component of the ICU equipment list – the central communications station.

 

EKFH Chair Brian Clifford, “The efforts of the Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary volunteers and their interest in supporting not just their community but the regional hospital are truly outstanding.  The KHCA and its volunteers are stars themselves, the ICU is going to be the benefactor of their hard work and commitment.”

 

If you haven’t paid a visit to the KHCA Thrift Stores before please think of it in the future.   The trinkets and treasures you find there can make a difference in the lives of others.  KHCA and EKFH, although independent charitable organizations, work together for the betterment of health care bringing vital equipment and patient comforts to the needs of hospital’s and health care facilities in Cranbrook and Kimberley.

 

The 2014 Starlite Campaign is underway running from 28 November – 31 January 2015.   To make a donation to the ICU please visit www.ekfh.ca.    KHCA Thrift stores are located at 140 Howard St, Kimberley or 617C 304th St, Marysville.

 

Just Posted

A tent housing a mobile vaccination clinic. (Interior Health/Contributed)
Over 5K jabbed at Interior Health mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics

The clinics have made stops in more than 40 communities since launching last week

Kimberley residents were treated to the first Farmers' Market of the season, and the feeling of a return to normalcy. Paul Rodgers photos.
WATCH: Kimberley’s first Farmers’ Market of the season

Kimberley residents enjoyed the first Farmers’ Market of the year on Thursday,… Continue reading

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry talks about B.C.’s plan to restart the province during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, May 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Interior Health COVID-19 cases falling slower than the rest of B.C.

More than a third of provincial cases announced Thursday came from the Interior

Students at Creston Valley Secondary School put together an art installation of a replica residential school room. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Creston students create art installation of residential school room

The replica was decorated with a small bed, school uniform, and notes written with pleas for help

A small pod of Pacific white-sided dolphins pass by close to shore in Campbell River June 16, 2021. Still capture from video courtesy of Kimberly Hart
VIDEO: Dolphin sunset captured from Vancouver Island shore

Spectacular setting for view of travelling pod of Pacific white-sided dolphins

Bruce Springsteen performs at the 13th annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit concert in support of the Bob Woodruff Foundation in New York on Nov. 4, 2019. (Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
Canadians who got AstraZeneca shot can now see ‘Springsteen on Broadway’

B.C. mayor David Screech who received his second AstraZeneca dose last week can now attend the show

New research suggests wolves can be steered away from the endangered caribou herds they prey on by making the man-made trails they use to hunt harder to move along. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Culling cutlines, not B.C. wolves, key to preserving caribou herds: researcher

The government has turned to killing hundreds of wolves in an effort to keep caribou around

Gary Abbott (left) and Louis De Jaeger were two of the organizers for the 2014 Spirit of the People Powwow in Chilliwack. Monday, June 21, 2021 is Indigenous Peoples Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of June 20 to 26

Indigenous Peoples Day, Take Your Dog to Work Day, Onion Rings Day all coming up this week

Gwen Spencer Hethey with her uncle and mentor Major Frederick Richardson. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame)
‘She was a killer’: The B.C. woman who pioneered female sharpshooting

Gwen Spencer Hethey made military men ‘look like turkeys’ says her son

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Central Okanagan Grade 12 grads are set to get $500 each after a more than $1 million donation from a Kelowna couple. (File photo)
B.C. couple donating $500 to every Grade 12 student in the Okanagan

Anonymous donors identified as Kelowna entrepreneurs Lance and Tammy Torgerson

Rita Coolidge played the main stage at Vancouver Island Musicfest in 2017. (Black Press file photo)
This year’s Vancouver Island MusicFest to virtually showcase beauty of Comox Valley

Returning July 9 through 11 with more than 25 hours of music performances

British Columbia’s premier says he’s received a second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. (Twitter/John Horgan)
B.C. premier gets 2nd dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

John Horgan shared a photo of himself on social media Friday afternoon holding a completed vaccination card

Most Read