Wheelchairs arrive at EKRH – Thanks RBC Foundation

Submitted by EKFH on 04-10-2013 Cranbrook, BC…  They are bright, shiny and new plus a very welcomed addition at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital.   Eleven new wheelchairs arrived to the regional hospital today thanks to the generous $20,000 gift from the RBC Foundation to East Kootenay Foundation for Health earlier in the year.   Maureen Foxworthy, RBC Branch Manager for Cranbrook was eager to come and welcome the new chairs and is pleased to hear that the wheelchairs had also been purchased through a local supplier, Medichair Kootenay Boundary.   The wheelchairs are making their homes in several areas including transport chairs available at the front entrance and on the 2nd & 3rd medical floors including a bariatric chair (a wheelchair capable of generally carrying up to 700 lbs) available for use throughout the hospital.   The RBC gift also includes the addition of cushions, IV poles and foot rests.   A gift from last year’s stars is a perfect reminder that the 2013 Starlite Campaign will once again be asking the public to support the mission of the East Kootenay Foundation for Health – to provide funding for the East Kootenay Regional Hospital and other community facilities in complementing the health care needs of the region.    For more information on the foundation and its Starlite Campaign visit www.ekfh.ca.    

Seated: Christine Shumka (IH), Maureen Foxworthy (RBC), Carmen Olver (IH), Donna Grainger (EKFH)   Standing: Edith Parent (Medichair), Judith Gaschnitz (IH Porter), Dana Tippe (Owner Medichair)