Working Together for Creston Valley Hospital

Submitted by EKFH on 21-08-2012

Creston, BC… East Kootenay Foundation for Health visited the Creston Valley Hospital this week to welcome the arrival of a colonoscope which was purchased thanks to a funding partnership with EKFH and the Creston – Kootenay Foundation, Interior Health and the Creston Tuck Shop.

Endoscopy at the Creston Valley Hospital is a very valuable service to the citizens of Creston Valley and patients that also travel from other centers (Kimberley & Cranbrook) to have the procedure performed.

Creston’s operating room is well equipped, the endoscopy equipment is state of the art and the purchase of this colonoscope replaces an older scope that now gives the hospital a full complement of high definition scopes. This service enables patients to have their scopes in a timely fashion and combats the issue of waiting times for services performed at larger centers.

East Kootenay Foundation for Health is proud to work together with the Creston-Kootenay Foundation, Inteiror Health and the Tuck Shop for the betterment of health care in the Creston Valley.

If you are interested in helping health care and your local hospital, donations are graciously accepted by EKFH and held in trust for the Creston Hospital and/or Swan Valley Lodge. To make a gift visit

L-R: Karen Evans (Patient Care Coordinator OR), Shirley Mercier (Acute Health Service Administrator), Dr. Markus Baverstock, Carolyn Hawton (patient Care Coordinator Acute Care Maternity & ER), Donna Grainger (EKFH)