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Orthopedic Enhancement Project

Currently, KBRH Health Foundation has the following projects:

Orthopedic Enhancement Project​

$750,000 (Goal)
In Progress

Funds Raised to Date!

Columbia View Lodge Garden of Gratitude

$200,000 (Goal)​
In Progress

Funds Raised to Date!

Though we have priority Projects and Campaigns, every Department at KBRH is in need of funding. When you donate to the KBRH Health Foundation, you can designate your donations to a particular department or facility.

You can designate funds by department.

The Orthopedic Enhancement Project

The Orthopedic Enhancement Project will help provide better care closer to home. This $750,000 Project will purchase state of the art medical equipment for the Operating Rooms at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH), to be used by the Orthopedic Surgeons.

The Orthopedic Enhancement Project will support 2 new Orthopedic Surgeons, who have been recruited to work at KBRH, as well as our existing team of 4 Orthopedic Surgeons. The equipment purchased will allow the surgical team to continue their excellent work providing hip and knee replacement; hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, hand and wrist repair; and trauma surgeries.

In addition, this new Project will support a new level of service for patients including total ankle replacements and hip and knee replacements with a one-day discharge.

Doctor Hjelkrem – Orthopedic Enhancement Project

Your generous donation will ensure:

Become a Supporter

KBRH is the regional service hub for orthopedic surgery and trauma services in the Kootenay Boundary. KBRH provides over 1,700 scheduled and emergency orthopedic surgeries annually.  Our healthcare team depends on your generosity to provide the best care possible. Your donations will equip the orthopedic surgeons with the tools they need and ensure excellence in care is happening closer to home, right here in the Kootenay Boundary.

We look forward to creating a beautiful donor wall to recognize our generous donors. Sponsorship levels are as follows:

We invite you to contact the Foundation should you wish to make a donation to the Orthopedic Enhancement Project 

Spotlight On: Orthopedic Surgeons at KBRH

Learn more about the Orthopedic Surgeons who work at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital and how the Orthopedic Enhancement Project will help us bring better care closer to home.

Columbia View Lodge Garden of Gratitude

KBRH Health Foundation is asking you to join us in support of the Columbia View Lodge (CVL) Garden of Gratitude Project. Columbia View Lodge is home to 76 residents and we are seeking your support during this Project’s final phase, to ensure all gardens at Columbia View Lodge and safe, accessible and welcoming for residents, their families and caregivers.

Your donations will support the installation of wheelchair-accessible planters and raised beds for gardening programs. Additionally, your support will create multiple raised flower beds, grassy areas, walking paths, wall art for visual stimulation, new outdoor furniture, and shaded areas for residents and families to enjoy safely. ​

In September 2023 we completed 2 of the 3 garden spaces, and now we are seeking your help to make this transformation complete. Restoration of the third garden space has now begun and will continue through the summer of 2024. Your support through donations will ensure residents who call CVL home have a safe, beautiful space to enjoy with their families and caregivers.
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Mary and Richard's Story

“My husband Richard was diagnosed with an extremely aggressive form of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s when he was 59 years old. As time progressed, we realized at some point he would likely require more care and need to have 24-hour supervision. We could not have found a better home for his last months than Columbia View Lodge! Richard was cared for with love, patience and kindness by all.

Through our personal journey of care, we realized the garden courtyards for residents’ use have not received the attention they deserve. Alzheimer’s patients can benefit deeply from having access to a safe, tranquil garden space. For people living with Alzheimer’s, gardens can carry gentle reminders of past experiences and jog the memory through scents, visual cues, and participating in the act of gardening! They are also helpful for the caregivers, who greatly benefit from this much deserved place of peace.

All who live, visit and work within this residence should feel pride and have a place to go that is comforting, peaceful and beautiful. To help Columbia View Lodge’s gardens accurately reflect the care, attention, love and commitment that is provided inside, I ask you to become involved with the Columbia View Lodge Garden of Gratitude Project.”

Columbia View Lodge is home to 76 residents who deserve to have the best facility possible for their care. The Garden of Gratitude Project is a $200,000 project that will prioritize restoration of the three garden courtyard areas at Columbia View Lodge in order to ensure they are fully accessible and usable. This project will not only benefit the residents, but also their families, visitors and the dedicated staff who provide care each and every day! As of September 2023, 2 of the 3 garden spaces have been fully restored. We are currently accepting donations to complete the third garden area for summer of 2024.

To support this project, contact the Foundation or donate online.

Tier 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

The Tier 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is now complete with $745,000 raised! Thank you for your support & generous donations, to ensure better care is closer to home for preemies and their families.

Departments in Need of Funding

 If you are interested in looking at an Equipment Wish List for a particular department, please contact the KBRH Health Foundation. We can facilitate your purchase of a specific, priority piece of equipment that will improve healthcare for citizens of the Kootenay Boundary. We have the following lists available:

  • Greatest Need: funds needs across all Departments and Facilities
  • Our Major Campaign
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Columbia View Lodge (General, Recreation, Alzheimer’s Unit)
  • Community Healthcare
  • Emergency
  • Endowment ~ Legacy
  • Family Rooms
  • General Equipment
  • Grounds Projects
  • High Acuity Response Team (HART)
  • ICU (Intensive Care Unit)
  • Laboratory & ECG
  • Medical Imaging
  • Medical Unit  (Cardiology, Cardiac Rehab, Heart, Stroke, Pacemaker, Diabetes, MS, Arthritis)
  • Mental Health (Daly Pavilion, Harbour House, Community )
  • Nursing & Staff Education
  • Oncology
  • Patient Care & Comfort
  • Pediatrics ~ Maternity ~ Tier 3 NICU
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
  • Poplar Ridge Pavilion (General, Recreation)
  • Renal (Kidney & Dialysis)
  • Respiratory Services
  • Social Work
  • Surgical Floor
  • Surgery & Operating Rooms

Thank you for your support.

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