EKFH to provide funding to Regional Facilities

Submitted by EKFH on 22-02-2010

Cranbrook, BC…  The East Kootenay Foundation for Health Board of Directors at their February 16, 2010 meeting has approved the following capital equipment items to receive funding for the 2010/2011 fiscal period. 

The EKFH Board focused its fund allocation toward support to the region as a whole by choosing a piece of equipment for each of the regional East Kootenay Health Services Area facilities.  The exception to the rule is in Invermere as EKFH and the Auxiliaries of the Columbia Valley continue their fundraising initiative for the Together for Everyone, Invermere District Hospital Emergency Department campaign. 

Elk Valley Hospital- ECG Machine                                                                   $23,497
Creston Valley Hospital- ECG Machine                                                               $23,497 
Golden Hospital- Beds (2)                                                                                   $12,798
East Kootenay Regional Hospital- ECG Machine                                                  $3,006
East Kootenay Regional Hospital- Slit Lamp                                                        $4,494
EKRH Obstetrics – Fetal & Maternal Telemetry System                                        $27,776
EKRH Maternity – Infant Radiant Warmer – $23,080

Total regional funding  $118,148

Thanks to the generosity of donors, EKFH is able to provide this funding through both its unrestricted and restricted funds.

East Kootenay Foundation for Health is a non-profit society and charitable public foundation.  Its sole mission is to provide funding to assist the East Kootenay Regional Hospital and other community health care facilities in meeting the needs of the region.

EKFH’s work is ongoing and with financial support to its annual, capital and planned giving campaigns we all make a difference in health care.  Please consider a gift this year to an area of care you are interested in or to a facility located in your community.  Gifts donated to these areas are held in trust for that specific use only. 

If you wish to help EKFH in its overall funding ability, a gift to our unrestricted general fund can be directed to the area of greatest.  In addition a long-term legacy gift through a planned gift bequest can help today and tomorrow.  For more information visit us at www.ekfh.ca or call toll-free 1-877-489-6481 or local 250 489-6481. 

EKFH sincerely thanks all those who consider charitable giving in their estate plans.