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Transforming health care in our region

Building Excellence in Regional Health Care

For patients and families who call the southern interior of B.C. home, building excellence in regional health care is built from the foundation up; with purposeful partnerships, structured investment, demonstrated need and dreaming big. Our work together is anchored by these foundations.

Our support drives health care forward in these key areas

Acute
Care

Community
Care

Research &
Innovation

Quality
Improvement

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LOCAL HEALTHCARE WORKERS

Now, more than ever, our health care workers need our support.

Even in the midst of a pandemic, KGH is still an acute care hospital. Disease, injury, and medical emergencies do not yield for pandemics, and neither do our caregivers.

Our health care staff continue to deal with their own fears, loss, disappointment, and personal risk digging deep to give of themselves through each and every shift. And then they come back and do it again the next day. They are tired, they are demoralized and they need our support.

With your help, we can ensure that our dedicated healthcare teams feel seen and heard during this very difficult time.

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LOCAL HEALTHCARE WORKERS

Now, more than ever, our health care workers need our support.

Even in the midst of a pandemic, KGH is still an acute care hospital. Disease, injury, and medical emergencies do not yield for pandemics, and neither do our caregivers.

Our health care staff continue to deal with their own fears, loss, disappointment, and personal risk digging deep to give of themselves through each and every shift. And then they come back and do it again the next day. They are tired, they are demoralized and they need our support.

With your help, we can ensure that our dedicated healthcare teams feel seen and heard during this very difficult time.

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AREA OF GREATEST NEED

Your donation to our Area of Greatest Need  address the most critical medical and clinical needs of our partners at KGH. These funds are used to shorten the time people must wait for diagnosis or treatment; assist critical infrastructure needs like creating temporary spaces for patients during high surge times like flu season; and are used to help provide support and comfort for patients.

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AREA OF GREATEST NEED

Your donation to our Area of Greatest Need goes right to our highest priority need. Funds are assigned to address the most critical medical and clinical needs of our partners at KGH. Healthcare is complicated. Urgent needs constantly arise that affect our quality of healthcare. These funds are used to shorten the time people must wait for diagnosis or treatment. They often assist critical infrastructure needs like creating temporary spaces for patients during high surge times like flu season. And these funds are used to make people’s stay a little less stressful – like creating a space for a loved one to stay in the patient’s room to provide support and comfort.

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COVID-19 RELIEF

Because of Covid-19, day to day operations have radically shifted. KGH staff are being stretched to work within a stressful ‘new normal’ with unanticipated gaps left by the reallocation of resources. Every donation is dedicated to funding the most urgent needs at KGH as we respond to and recover from this unprecedented challenge to our health system.

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COVID-19 RELIEF

Before COVID-19, a ‘normal’ day at Kelowna General Hospital consisted of hundreds of procedures, treatments, surgeries, consultations, scans and life-saving medical interventions. But now, everything has changed. Day to day operations have radically shifted. KGH staff are being stretched to work within a stressful ‘new normal’ with unanticipated gaps left by the reallocation of resources to protect us from the virus. And this is all in addition to the regular urgent care that continues each day. Every donation is dedicated to funding the most urgent needs at KGH as we respond to and recover from this unprecedented challenge to our health system.

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JOEANNA’S HOUSE

Opened in 2019 and steps away from Kelowna General Hospital, JoeAnna’s House provides accommodations for out-of-town families with loved ones receiving care at KGH.

Because you give, families have a safe and comfortable place to call home when they need it most.

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JOEANNA’S HOUSE

Opened in 2019 and steps away from Kelowna General Hospital, JoeAnna’s House provides accommodations for out-of-town families with loved ones receiving care at KGH.

Because you give, families have a safe and comfortable place to call home when they need it most.

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Additional Fundraising Priorities

RECENT IMPACT STORIES

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KGH Staff Thankful for Generous Community

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Heading into the Thanksgiving holiday, health care staff at Kelowna General Hospital and local long-term care facilities wish to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the community for their latest outpouring of support.
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Haley & Dave’s Story

For 46-year-old Dave Opperman and his wife, Haley Walker, the three words “Every Moment Matters” have taken on new meaning.

Rachel & Mark’s Story

When Mark's wife Rachel learned he had a stroke, she could not comprehend how he could be faced with this

“People always ask why, but maybe they should ask why not! You get to work with the nicest people, for the nicest people. It’s the best kind of job satisfaction you’ll ever find.”

“I am inspired by how selfless people are – caring for others who they have never met and whose story they may never know.  But yet they give generously to make the situation of others better.  I have so much respect for those who act to make the world a better place.  In the end it’s all that matters.”

“In Canada, I think we take our health care for granted. We don’t have a clue what anything costs. But every appointment and procedure has a price tag. We have always contributed to the hospital in a small way. However, after my emergency heart surgery and hospital stay, it seemed even more important. We want to contribute to the ongoing excellence of treatment and care at KGH.”