Building a healthier future, together.

$40 million to support the change needed, right here at home.
CURRENT CAMPAIGN

Closer to Home Than You Think.

This is the most ambitious fundraising campaign in KGH Foundation history. A bold commitment to raise $40 million to support the change needed, right here at home. Together, we will catalyze our community’s ability to drive health care forward and provide for the most urgent needs of the people who live in the interior of BC.

The future of health care begins at home.  With your help, we will take the brave step forward needed to build the innovative, inclusive, accessible, sustainable and accountable health care that we all deserve.

The future of health care begins with us.

IMPACT

Campaign Priorities

The campaign is comprehensive and seeks to advance care in several key areas.

BONE & JOINT CARE

BONE & JOINT CARE

$3 million
Exciting technologies and advancements in surgical equipment are allowing for remarkable expansion in orthopedic care. Funding will support the acquisition of additional surgical equipment, improvements to the patient care experience, training, mentorship and leadership in subspecialty care and the establishment of a $1M Bone & Joint Health Innovation Fund.

BRAIN HEALTH

BRAIN HEALTH

$5 million
With a projected 50% increase in the incidence of Parkinson’s and dementia over the next decade, funding will establish a Centre of Excellence in Brain Health at KGH to bring the highest quality of neurological care and research closer to patients in the interior. Includes a $1M commitment to a Brain Health Innovation Fund.

CANCER CARE

CANCER CARE

$3.5 million
Funding will allow for the acquisition of specialized diagnostic and surgical equipment to dramatically impact our ability to diagnose and treat cancers, while reducing a patient’s wait-time for results that guide the future course of treatment. Includes a $1M dedicated Cancer Care Innovation Fund.

CARDIAC CARE

CARDIAC CARE

$4 million
To support the needs of the region’s growing, aging population, continued investment in expansion and innovation within KGH’s existing, world-class program will allow for increased capacity and reduction of wait times. This includes the acquisition of equipment to outfit four new critical care rooms and the establishment of a $1 M Cardiac Care Innovation Fund.

MENTAL HEALTH CARE

MENTAL HEALTH CARE

$3.5 million
A collaborative undertaking with community mental health care providers sees a first-of-its-kind initiative to provide urgently needed funds to help address the current mental health care crisis, while investing $1M in a Mental Health Collective Impact Fund to address the system change needed to support the growing demand for early intervention and prevention programs.

CLINICAL & SURGICAL EXCELLENCE

CLINICAL & SURGICAL EXCELLENCE

$10 million
To fund the acquisition of state-of-the-art equipment, and technology, including a new 3T MRI and KGH site renovations to reduce waitlists, improve imaging standards, advance research and develop subspecialty capacity.

HEALTH SYSTEM INNOVATION

HEALTH SYSTEM INNOVATION

$9 million
Critical funding to ‘buy time’ for physicians, clinicians and community health care providers to address and transform complex, system-wide challenges and barriers to sustainability, accessibility and equity in the health care being delivered. Includes a $1M commitment to establish the Indigenous Peoples Wellness Fund to support the health and wellness of Indigenous communities in the Okanagan.

WOMEN’S HEALTH

WOMEN’S HEALTH

$2 million
Dedicated funding to resource and advance OBGYN services at KGH including staffing/ human capital investments, specialized surgical equipment and the establishment of a $1M Women’s Health Innovation Fund.

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IMPACT
Taking Action
Our goal is to address our community’s most urgent needs, while also dedicating funding desperately needed to ‘buy time’ through $7 million in dedicated Innovation Funds and an additional $5 million to fund BC’s first Centre of Health Systems Learning and Innovation, right here at KGH. This is critical funding to support research, technological advancement, and partnership to address the systemic changes needed to truly drive sustainable, equitable and accessible health care forward for the people who live in the BC interior. Now and for generations to come.

The future of health care is closer to home than you think.
OUR PROMISE
Accountability

When you give to the KGH Foundation, you are helping to support the complex needs of today’s health care system. Under the governance of the Board of Director’s and leadership of CEO, Allison Young, the KGH Foundation is committed to transparency and accountability in our organizational and financial process, and to ensuring that donors receive ongoing communications regarding the impact of their giving at Kelowna General Hospital and in the community. In addition, the Closer to home than you think campaign cabinet consists of more than 50 leaders in health care and in the community – click here to learn more about the individuals in our cabinet.

Help Us Bring it Home.

THE FUTURE OF HEALTH CARE: $40 MILLION
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