KBRH Health Foundation will be undertaking a 2 year $750,000 Ambulatory Care Campaign to support the $38.8 million Phase 2 Pharmacy/Ambulatory Care Project at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH). This exciting project will see extensive renovations to Ambulatory Care and Oncology, including moving day surgery procedures into the newly expanded space above the Emergency Department.
Many of the equipment items within the current Ambulatory Care departments are approaching their end of life. Maintaining state of the art medical equipment is vital to ensuring patient safety and care. The department expansions and state of the art medical equipment purchased will increase the capacity to provide patient services at KBRH.
Scheduled completion of the $38.8 million Phase 2 Pharmacy/Ambulatory Care Project at KBRH is March 2023.
The Ambulatory Care Unit at KBRH is responsible for providing medical and specialty day surgery services to patients throughout the Kootenay Boundary region. Day surgery procedures currently provided include: urology clinic, minor general surgeries, orthopedic and plastic surgeries, endoscopy, women’s clinic, phlebotomies, central line catheters, and bone marrow procedures.
With the expanded Ambulatory Care Unit, patients will be efficiently streamlined into improved procedure rooms and recovery areas that increase patient safety and privacy. For example, the patient care areas will include private examination rooms with ceiling lifts to move patients in a safer manner, a telehealth conference room for patients to discuss their care plan, a separate decontamination room with an hydraulic sink and pass through, a new clean room and scope storage area, and a front desk area to greet and efficiently register patients.
The Oncology Unit at KBRH provides specialty medical care for individuals receiving infusion therapy and treatment for cancer.
The expansion of the Oncology Unit will provide a much needed waiting room for patients and their loved ones. The current Oncology Unit requires patients to wait in the hallway for their treatments. In addition to a new waiting room, 2 new treatment rooms will provide increased privacy for patients. Currently, curtains separate patient beds which limits privacy and increases noise. The 6 treatment chairs will also have an increase in space between them to enhance patient’s comfort while receiving treatments.
The Physicians and Nursing staff will greatly benefit from the expanded space. The Oncology Unit will have permanent workstations for nursing staff, replacing the current mobile and shared workstation. The department will increase their capacity to deliver services to patients though the provision of 2 new physician treatment rooms and a dedicated nursing room for medication preparation and equipment storage.
With our Ambulatory Care Campaign, we have the ability to offer our major donors unique naming recognition opportunities. Interested donors can leave a lasting legacy by supporting equipment purchases for a designated area. The Foundation can be contacted for further details on recognition opportunities for the Ambulatory Care Campaign.
Additionally, we look forward to creating a beautiful donor wall to recognize our generous donors. This will be placed in a prominent position in the new Ambulatory Care building. Sponsorship Levels are as follows:
Thank you for your support.