Delta Hospital Foundation

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Recent news articles from the Delta Hospital Foundation

  • November 29, 2017
    <p> Last Friday, Novemember 24th at the Delta Chamber of Commerce Annual Hats Off Gala held at Tsawwassen Springs, Unitech Construction Management won the award for Large Business of the Year. We are grateful for their support of Delta Hospital Foundation and proud of them for winning this award.&nbsp;</p> <p> Read More here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.delta-optimist.com/news/photos-irene-forcier-named-delta-citizen-of-the-year-1.23104674">http://www.delta-optimist.com/news/photos-irene-forcier-named-delta-citizen-of-the-year-1.23104674</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p>
  • November 23, 2017
    <p align="center"> <strong>FASTER PATIENT ACCESS AS DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES EXPANSION MOVES FORWARD FOR DELTA HOSPITAL</strong></p> <p> <strong>Delta, BC</strong> &ndash; Delta residents needing medical imaging services such as CT scans will be able to access these services more quickly when the new Peter C. and Elizabeth Toigo Diagnostic Services building opens at Delta Hospital in 2019. Today, Delta Hospital Foundation and its donors, hospital staff and community members officially launched construction of the new facility, which will be 2.5 times bigger and be able to accommodate an additional 32,000 patient visits each year.</p> <p> &ldquo;The generosity this community has shown has allowed us to greatly expand the services offered at Delta hospital, and that means residents here can receive treatment faster and recover more quickly,&rdquo; said Ravi Kahlon, Delta North MLA. &ldquo;A test from the lab, an x-ray from medical imaging or a CT scan can save a life, detect the otherwise undetectable illnesses and give a doctor the information needed to make an accurate diagnosis or prescribe treatment.&rdquo;</p> <p> The project will expand, enhance and relocate the hospital&rsquo;s medical imaging and laboratory services departments into a brand new, two-storey facility. The new space was designed with input from medical imaging and laboratory staff and, once complete in 2019, it will not only accommodate more patient visits each year but will also make it easier for staff to treat patients and operate more efficiently.</p> <p> &ldquo;Having quicker access to information to diagnose and recommend treatment is an important part of caring for our patients,&rdquo; said Michael Marchbank, Fraser Health President and CEO. &ldquo;I want to thank the Foundation, its donors and the Toigo family for the very generous contribution to see this become a reality.&rdquo;</p> <p> The number of patients requiring diagnostic services at Delta Hospital has increased to over 90,000 per year from almost 14,000 in 1977. Expanding and improving diagnostic services will lead to faster and more precise diagnoses as new technology and more space allows staff to work more efficiently.&nbsp; This ultimately allows staff to start treatment or care plans earlier and results in shorter hospital stays for patients. The new space provides more privacy and comfort for patients, while medical staff will have access to state-of-the-art equipment which will enable them to detect an illness and initiate treatment in a timely manner.</p> <p> The $15.2 million project is being funded by the community through Delta Hospital Foundation&rsquo;s commitment of $7.5 million, including a $2.5 million donation by the Toigo family, with Fraser Health providing an additional $7.7 million.</p> <p> &ldquo;Delta Hospital is thriving and growing because of the compassion, support and commitment of many individuals and businesses that live and work here,&rdquo; says Randy Kaardal, Board Chair, Delta Hospital Foundation. &ldquo;This is truly a special community.&rdquo;</p> <p> A longtime resident of the Delta area, Peter C. Toigo, his wife Elizabeth and their six children relocated from Powell River to Tsawwassen in 1964, where much of the family still lives. In 2015, the Toigo family made a $2.5-million donation to Delta Hospital Foundation&rsquo;s fundraising campaign for the new diagnostic services building &ndash; the largest single gift ever received by the Foundation. Since 2003, the Toigo family has given more than $2.75 million to Delta Hospital Foundation to support various projects at Delta Hospital.</p> <p> <strong>About Delta Hospital Foundation</strong></p> <p> Delta Hospital Foundation is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support Delta Hospital in the delivery of outstanding health care. It raises funds so the Delta Community has access to the best medical services close to home. Since 1988, Delta Hospital Foundation has raised over $43 million. Learn more at <a href="http://www.dhfoundation.ca/admin">www.dhfoundation.ca</a></p> <p align="center"> - 30 &ndash;</p> <p> See short video from Fraser Health here:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77NPtFvqhfo&amp;feature=youtu.be">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77NPtFvqhfo&amp;feature=youtu.be</a></p> <p> For media inquiries, please contact:<br /> <br /> Fraser Health Media Pager<br /> 604-450-7881<br /> <a href="mailto:media@fraserhealth.ca">media@fraserhealth.ca</a><br /> <a href="http://www.fraserhealth.ca">www.fraserhealth.ca</a></p> <p> Delta Hospital Foundation<br /> Theresa Bamford, Marketing &amp; Communications Coordinator<br /> <a href="mailto:theresa.bamford@dhfoundation.ca">theresa.bamford@dhfoundation.ca</a> or 604-940-9695</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Photo (L-R): Ron Toigo, Elizabeth Toigo, Michael Marchbank, President and CEO, Fraser Health Authority, Teresa O&#39;Callaghan, Acting Executive Director, Delta Hospital, Roy Toigo, Jim Sinclair, Board Chair, Fraser Health Authority, Randy Kaardal, Board Chair, Delta Hospital Foundation, Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, Delta Hospital Foundation</p> <p> Photo credit: Tyler Garnham</p>
  • November 07, 2017
    19th Annual Gala Raises over $455,000 (NET) for Delta Hospital
    <div> On Saturday, November 4th the magic of the Midnight Garden blossomed for Delta Hospital Foundation&rsquo;s Moonlight Gala presented by MK Delta Lands Group, and raised over $455,000(NET) for Delta Hospital. It was a record-breaking evening thanks to the support of our sponsors and 340+ enthusiastic and generous guests in attendance.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Proceeds from this year&rsquo;s Gala will go towards Emergency Care at Delta Hospital including a much needed mobile ultrasound and two lifepack defibrillators. Thanks to all the support received through the Moonlight Gala participants, we will do our part to ensure our Emergency Department medical staff is well-equipped with the best tools to perform life-saving care that individuals who live and work in Delta depend upon on a daily basis.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The Delta Firefighters Charitable Society was acknowledged as this year&rsquo;s Tribute Honouree for their significant contributions to Delta Hospital and our community. After a fun tribute animation video, made possible by Tribute Sponsor Port of Vancouver, Ben Lewis a Director of the Delta Firefighters Charitable Society accepted the tribute plaque on behalf of all the Delta Firefighters who volunteer their time to make this community great.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The early sell-out Gala was held at the beautiful Tsawwassen Springs thanks to support from Venue Sponsor Shato Holdings Ltd. The venue had been transformed into a magical garden at midnight with fireflies, shimmering florals, and hypnotic Full Moon Lounge. A live statue fountain and garden sprites watched over all as everyone enjoyed an al fresco dining experience surrounded by twinkling trees and intoxicating florals. Sports radio personality and Tsawwassen resident James Cybulski once again led the way as Emcee for the night of fun and fundraising.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> After a sumptuous three course dinner, the entertainment and fundraising continued with a fast paced live auction led by auctioneer, South Delta MLA, and City Councillor Ian Paton, followed by an overwhelming display of generosity during the Fund a Need call out for priority ER equipment. The evening ended in the Full Moon Lounge with music by Tony Barton, Sharp Dressed Man.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &ldquo;This year&rsquo;s Gala had the most sponsors, number of attendees, and most money raised in the history of the 19 year old event. It was a huge success that would not have been possible if not for our Presenting Sponsor MK Delta Lands Group, Venue Sponsor Shato Holdings Ltd, Tribute Sponsor Port of Vancouver, and Platinum Sponsors Gateway Casinos &amp; Entertainment Limited and Ocean Trailer, and all other sponsors, auction donors, event volunteers, Delta Hospital Foundation Board &amp; Staff, Moonlight Gala Planning Committee, and it&rsquo;s Co-Chairs Pam Paton and Don Sangster&rdquo; said Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director of Delta Hospital Foundation. &ldquo;We couldn&rsquo;t do it without each and every one of you.&rdquo;</div>