Knitted Knockers is an international organization whose members knit prostheses for women who’ve undergone breast surgery. Pictured with their afternoon’s output of breast prostheses. From left: Kay Matterson, Joyce Morris, Sheila Erikson, Mary Henry, Joyce Baisley, Shirley Koleszar, June Vogl, Doreen Smith, Anne Innes, and Vicki Tysdal.
Donors and donations are the back-bone and lifeblood of the Powell River Hospital Foundation and all that it does to improve the quality of patient care at our hospital. Costly improvements like the CT Scan and up-to-date Ultrasound diagnostic equipment have underlined the importance of donations. Here, long time Foundation Director Dave Harper, left, and Chair Mike Chisholm, honour Robert Lacey, a constant and generous donor over the years, with a plaque recognizing his contributions. “I’ve lived in Powell River all my life,” says Robert. “Powell River’s been very good to me, and I take a lot of satisfaction in giving back, in the form of donations to the Hospital Foundation.”
Patients at Powell River General Hospital will soon be receiving their first big dividend from the community’s investment in the hospital’s original CT Scanner — a new, up-to-date model is expected to arrive in February, this one supplied by Vancouver Coastal Health.
Our hospital greets the New Year with a new director and new administrative assistant. Mėlie De Champlain (left) is Powell River Hospital’s new director. Teresa Shaw (above left) takes over as administrative assistant from Pat van Schaik (above right) who has retired.
The Broselow Cart is a medical tool chest on wheels, colour-coded to help doctors find and administer the most appropriately sized equipment or medication for children in emergency situations. The Foundation purchased one for the Powell River Hospital last year.
Your Foundation welcomed two new members this year -- chiropractor Jeremy Buhay and realtor Meaghan Westie. They join members Mike Chisholm (President), Rod Tysdal (Vice President), John Catcher (Treasurer), Richard Furness (Secretary), Bob Astrope, Ken Dickson, Dave Harper, Shirley Koleszar, Bill Maitland, Dal Matterson, Ken Needham, Michael Stewart, Ashok Varma, Karen Whyard, and Margaret Brittain, office clerk.
The Foundation funds equipment that improves the quality of patient care at the hospital. If you’d like to take part in this process, please contact Margaret at the Foundation Office, 604 485 3211, Ext. 4349, Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Foundation funds equipment and training.
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PR Hospital Foundation
5000 Joyce Avenue
Powell River, BC V8A 5R3
(604) 485-3211 Ext 4349.
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