A Message From the Board Chair

FROM THE HEART

IT’S NOT JUST CLOSE TO HOME… IT IS HOME

By Kyle Recsky, KGH Foundation Board Chair

Headshot of Kyle RecskyAs I enter my sixth and final year as a member of the KGH Foundation board, I find myself reflecting on how truly special Kelowna General Hospital is. Most people try to avoid the hospital. But for my family and so many others, it’s a little different.

Dr. Magda Recsky is a colorectal surgeon at KGH who also happens to be my amazing wife. She wanted to be a doctor since the day I met her. After 16 years of post-secondary training (and two kids along the way), she landed her dream job in 2014 at KGH.

We rely on our hospital 24/7/365. This means that for families like ours, whose loved ones work in health care, there are times when bringing ‘home’ to the hospital is just what we do. Last year our family enjoyed Christmas dinner in our car, parked outside the hospital, so my wife could care for her patients on Christmas Day. For hundreds of patients and staff, KGH was “home” on Christmas Day.

On behalf of the families of those who work in health care, thank you for supporting the KGH Foundation. For those who call KGH home, it means so much.

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