KHCA $40,000 Leadership Gift for ICU through Starlite

Submitted by EKFH on 15-12-2014

Kimberley, BC…. The Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary continues to show its commitment to the regional hospital with a third leadership gift for the Intensive Care Unit. In 2013, the KHCA and its members made an unprecedented gift of $20,000 through EKFH’s Starlite Campaign, lighting four stars atop the regional hospital.

That Starlite gift combined with several other donor gifts is purchasing two ceiling booms for the new ICU in Cranbrook. With the recent funding realignment between Interior Health, Kootenay East Regional Hospital District and EKFH, a resurgence and focus for additional equipment for the ICU is taking centre stage.

Upon hearing the news, members of the KHCA took no time to decide that they wanted to continue their focus on equipment critically needed for the Intensive Care Unit.

At today’s KHCA Christmas luncheon President Jacquie Perrault on behalf of the KHCA members announced a second gift of $40,000 to the Starlite Campaign and the ICU redevelopment project. In total the KHCA has dedicated $60,000 EKRH’s intensive care unit.

“Thanks to the many donations to and purchases from our Thrift Shops in Kimberley and Marysville our Auxiliary is very fortunate to be able to not only support health care in Kimberley but the regional hospital as well,” reports KHCA President Jacquie Perrault.

KHCA’s 2014 Starlite Gift will light 4 large stars and 8 smaller stars with the funds directed to the key component of the ICU equipment list – the central communications station.

EKFH Chair Brian Clifford, “The efforts of the Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary volunteers and their interest in supporting not just their community but the regional hospital are truly outstanding. The KHCA and its volunteers are stars themselves, the ICU is going to be the benefactor of their hard work and commitment.”

If you haven’t paid a visit to the KHCA Thrift Stores before please think of it in the future. The trinkets and treasures you find there can make a difference in the lives of others. KHCA and EKFH, although independent charitable organizations, work together for the betterment of health care bringing vital equipment and patient comforts to the needs of hospital’s and health care facilities in Cranbrook and Kimberley.

The 2014 Starlite Campaign is underway running from 28 November – 31 January 2015. To make a donation to the ICU please visit KHCA Thrift stores are located at 140 Howard St, Kimberley or 617C 304th St, Marysville.

L-R: Chris Shumka, IH Health Service Director Acute-East Kootenay, EKFH Chair Brian Clifford, KHCA President Jacquie Perrault and AJ Brekke, IH Critical Manager ER & ICU