Breath of Spring

 

With rising cancer rates, the Oncology/IV Infusion Clinic at Kootenay Lake Hospital is more important than ever, and your donation will help purchase an Ultrasound System for the Oncology Clinic at our hospital.

Ultrasound technology is a crucial tool for the medical staff. It enhances the ability to insert specialized IV catheters, which are used to administer a variety of medications, including chemotherapy drugs.

Your donation to the Breath of Spring campaign will help our amazing team in the Oncology/IV Infusion Clinic perform chemotherapy and infusion procedures more efficiently, provide comfort for some of our most vulnerable patients, and ensure our hospital is equipped with state of the art equipment to support the care that we have come to expect from the dedicated staff at our hospital. 

 

The medical staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital wishes to give a huge thank you to the TB Vets Charitable Foundation for their generous donation. Their support helped the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation purchase a T-1 Transport Ventilator for our Emergency Room.  This life saving equipment provides respiratory support for patients of all ages while in the hospital and during transportation between hospitals.

 

Your donation to this year’s Light Up the Hospital! campaign will support the replacement of a Centrifuge and a Coagulation Analyzer for the Lab at Kootenay Lake Hospital.

The Centrifuge works by rapidly spinning samples to separate solids from liquids.  This new equipment will ensure medical specimens are processed in the most efficient manner possible.  The centrifuge is used to analyze a large portion of blood samples that are processed in the lab.

The updated automated Coagulation Analyzer will help with diagnosing and managing patients with potential clots such as stroke, heart attack or disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC); a rare but serious condition that causes abnormal blood clotting throughout the body’s blood vessels. It will also allow continued efficient monitoring of anticoagulant medication such as warfarin/Coumadin, and heparin.

Your generous donations will ensure the most accurate and timely testing for our patients, ultimately leading to better outcomes. Thank you for your support!

 

Your donation to this year’s Light Up the Hospital! campaign will support the replacement of a Centrifuge and a Coagulation Analyzer for the Lab at Kootenay Lake Hospital.

The Centrifuge works by rapidly spinning samples to separate solids from liquids.  This new equipment will ensure medical specimens are processed in the most efficient manner possible.  The centrifuge is used to analyze a large portion of blood samples that are processed in the lab.

The updated automated Coagulation Analyzer will help with diagnosing and managing patients with potential clots such as stroke, heart attack or disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC); a rare but serious condition that causes abnormal blood clotting throughout the body’s blood vessels. It will also allow continued efficient monitoring of anticoagulant medication such as warfarin/Coumadin, and heparin.

Your generous donations will ensure the most accurate and timely testing for our patients, ultimately leading to better outcomes. Thank you for your support!

Breath of Spring

Breathe Easy at Kootenay Lake Hospital

Quality patient care requires the right tools for the job in any given situation, and your donation will help purchase a Transport Ventilator to help patients who are unable to breathe or are having trouble breathing on their own.

Kootenay Lake Hospital is located in one of the most remote regions of the BC Interior.  Weather and geographical challenges can make it difficult to transfer patients to other facilities.  The Transport Ventilator, which will be used for adult, pediatric and infant patients, will allow our frontline medical staff to manage airways and mechanical ventilation until a BC Ambulance HART transport team arrives to move the patient to a higher level of care.

Your donation to the Breath of Spring campaign will help your loved ones breathe easy this spring!  Thank you for your support.

Any funds raised in excess of our goal will be directed to the purchase of other priority medical equipment for Kootenay Lake Hospital.

Light Up the Hospital!

Central Monitoring for Moms and Babies

Your donation to this year’s Light Up the Hospital! campaign will support the purchase of monitoring equipment for the busiest Maternity Ward in the West Kootenays.  The new state of the art Central Monitoring System will provide medical staff with instant access to the patient’s vital signs, allowing them to make decisions to provide the highest level of care. Central monitors aid in timely communication about a patient’s condition, and assist in readiness of the maternity team when sudden changes are displayed.  The Central Monitor displays live data from the External Fetal Monitor which measures the mother’s contractions and the baby’s heartbeat, alerting the medical staff of possible complications, ensuring the best care for mother and baby.  A new Nursery Monitor will watch over our newborns through the Central Monitor, allowing staff to keep an eye on them at all times.

Help us monitor our region’s smallest patients with your donation to purchase a Central Monitor, Nursery Monitor and External Fetal Monitor Display for Kootenay Lake Hospital.

Donate a car!

You can turn your vehicle donation into generous dollars to support Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation! Working on our behalf, Donate a Car Canada will accept your vehicle for donation — running, or not! Old or new!

There is no cost to you, and the process is incredibly easy! Donate a Car Canada will facilitate all aspects of your car donation from the pick up to the final sale, ensuring that your vehicle will be sold for the highest sale outcome possible. They will then forward the net proceeds on to us here at Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation and we will send you a tax receipt!

Link to donate a car!

Breath of Spring

At Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation
we have our eye on
supporting ophthalmology
services at Kootenay Lake Hospital

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we want to thank you, our generous donors, for your many acts of recognition and support for the staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital over these last weeks.

As we begin the important process of moving forward, the Foundation is committed to continuing to support the many services offered at our hospital.   With this goal in mind, we are very pleased that Ophthalmologist Dr. Faye Pesenti will soon be supporting an outpatient ophthalmology clinic at Kootenay Lake Hospital, which will provide ophthalmology assessments and care, right here in Nelson.

Dr. Pesenti and fellow Ophthalmologist Dr. Marius Scheepers will continue to perform cataract surgeries, as well as other ophthalmology services, at Kootenay Lake Hospital for all Kootenay Boundary patients

Your donation to Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation will help facilitate the purchase of equipment to support this new ophthalmology clinic.

Your support will ensure 20/20 vision
in 2020 for Kootenay area patients!