Why Give?

Since 1988, the Foundation has raised over $24.9 million to advance healthcare in the Kootenay Boundary. This is how you helped improve our healthcare facilities:

Major Campaigns & Projects

Orthopedic Enhancement Project$750,000 (Goal)In Progress
Columbia View Lodge Garden of Gratitude$200,000 (Goal)In Progress
Tier 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit$745,000 2022-2023
Ambulatory Care$1,100,0002021- 2023
Chronic Pain Service $214,230Fall 2020
Emergency Department $1,592,0002018- 2020
Endoscopy$450,0002017- 2018
Elder Care$380,0002016- 2017
Airborne Isolation Room$57,000Spring 2016
Urology$489,0002015- 2016
Critical Care$678,0002013- 2015
Melnychuk Memorial Garden$61,000Spring 2013
Digital Stereotactic Mammography$795,0002011- 2013
Surgical Equipment$200,0002010
Children’s Health Care Initiative$1,140,0002007- 2010
Columbia View Lodge Van$110,0002006- 2007
ENT Equipment$324,0002005- 2006
Mobile MRI$375,0002004
Ambulatory Care$1,100,0002000- 2002
Poplar Ridge Van$102,0001999- 2001

2023/2024 Funding Contributions from Grants: $1,134,381

Past Annual Contributions from Grants

2022/2023 Total Contribution $833,081
2021/22: Total Contribution $1,064,160
2020/21: Total Contribution $1,334,456                       
2019/20: Total Contribution $810,873
2018/19: Total Contribution $468,684
2017/18: Total Contribution $690,670
2016/17: Total Contribution $558,475
2015/16: Total Contribution $613,210
2014/15: Total Contribution $557,997
2013/14: Total Contribution $958,090
2012/13: Total Contribution $243,765
2011/12: Total Contribution $415,175
2010/11: Total Contribution $1,014,082
2009/10: Total Contribution $829,572
2008/09: Total Contribution $435,538 

Your Impact

Through the help of our community of supporters, we are able to purchase medical equipment, patient care & comfort items, and support staff education, to ensure the best patient care is available for all. Check out how your donations have positively impacted your healthcare teams below. 

Pi Driver

Thanks to your generous donations, a Pi Driver drill has been purchased through the Orthopedic Enhancement Project.
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Retractor Sets

Orthopedic surgeons use these Retractors for Anterior Hip Replacements, a new technique introduced to KBRH Orthopedics that allows for one-day discharge
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Bedside Monitors

Bedside monitors significantly enhance KBRH's ability to monitor and care for critically ill and premature newborns.
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Collinear Reduction Clamp

A Collinear Reduction Clamp has been purchased for the Orthopedic Enhancement Project.
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Bedside Tables

Surgaical Daycare unit has 15 brand new bedside tables.
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Bedside Storage Tables

The NICU has three new bedside storage tables with charting stations.
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Belmont BUDDY – Lite Fluid Warmer System

Andrea, Patient Care Coordinator in the ICU, displays the Belmont BUDDY - Lite Fluid Warmer System.
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C1 Ventilator

The NICU has acquired a new C1 Ventilator to enhance support for vulnerable infants.
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Sonosite System Portable Ultrasound

Emergency Room RN Jen and Dr. Sibbald introduce us to the new Sonosite System Portable Ultrasound for use in the Emergency Department.
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Telemetry Fetal Monitors

A wireless fetal monitoring system has been added to the Obstetric department at KBRH.
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Harbour House has a new PlayStation to assist patients with decompression & stress.
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Birthing Bed

A new birthing bed has been acquired for the KBRH Maternity Ward.
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