Last year, with everyone’s generosity, including that of our donors, entertainers and supporters from within and around the community, the Castlegar and District Hospital Foundation completed its obligation to fund $40,000 of the medications room project at the Castlegar Community Health Centre.

IHA Board members were on hand May 2nd and thanked the Foundation and the Auxiliary for their commitment. Photo includes Chris Mazurkewich, Interior Health CEO on the very left, and Dr. Doug Cochrane (5th from the right at the back) the IH Board Chair. Also in the picture are members of the Castlegar & District Hospital Foundation and Hospital Auxiliary, as well as IH staff.

Thank you to all community donors, Castlegar Quilters Guild, Tim Hortons, the KSCU Foundation, EZ Rock, Castlegar News, the Regional District, the Royal Bank, the Doukhobor Cultural Association, the USCC, Shoppers Drug Mart, Zellstoff Celgar and special thanks to our honoured donor, the Castlegar & District Hospital Auxiliary Society. The Auxiliary not only provided $18,000 of the $40,000 contribution, but due to the generous community support for the renovations taking care of the rest, the additional $15,000 the Auxiliary donated was applied to other areas of greatest need.

One of the ‘areas’ was a contribution to a patient simulator housed in neighboring Trail and used to train local healthcare staff. More recent acquisitions supported via the Foundation include a bariatric stretcher for ER, supplies for Castlegar’s Public Health Nursing, a 3rd ACTIV.A.C. Wound Therapy System, an iPad for Emerg patient training and approved funding for a Spirit Select Treatment Bed for Home Health.

Everyone’s support in invaluable! We look forward to continue working with you to help move healthcare forward in our community!


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