Creston OR Warms Up with EKFH Donation of $4,350 Blanket Warmer

Submitted by EKFH on 10-11-2014

Creston, BC… Over the past few months the board of directors at EKFH (East Kootenay Foundation for Health) have been making a list; an equipment and patient comfort list. In addition to its ongoing fundraising for both its annual campaign (Starlite Campaign) and the upcoming capital campaign (EKRH ICU Equipment) the foundation took on an extra special funding project.

In late August, EKFH had a maturing GIC of $100,000. In a unanimous vote of support the Board of Directors made a decision to cash out the GIC and focus on purchasing medical equipment or patient comforts that had a cost of $5,000 or less.

Interior Health’s Acute Care, Community Integrated, Allied Health, Diagnostic Imaging and Residential Care portfolios were asked to submit their ‘wish list’ of what their area of care could benefit from. EKFH received ‘wish lists’ for a total of $285,000. Although making a decision on what to fund was extremely difficult the EKFH Board approved and is now releasing a total of $98,697 in funding support.

The types of equipment vary across the region and are now starting to arrive at the sites. The latest piece of equipment is a $4,350 blanket warmer for the Creston Operating Room.

EKFH, your regional hospital foundation working to the benefit of hospitals and health care facilities in the East Kootenay to learn more or make a donation visit

L-R: Creston Hospital’s ~ Alana Bens (Medical Student), Diane Johnson (RN), Karen Evans, Head Nurse OR, Dr. Kriegler leRoux.