Victoria Hospitals Foundation

Relatives of Wilson S.C. Lai join care providers, Island Health board chair Leah Hollins, Island Health president and CEO Kathy MacNeil, hospitals foundation board chair Tom Siemens, and executive director Avery Brohman to celebrate a $5-million gift to Victoria hospitals. (Courtesy Victoria Hospitals Foundation)

$5M donation means better care for Island residents at Greater Victoria hospitals

Foundation’s biggest donor, Lai family, donates $8M to date

 

After a couple agreed to match donations up to $12,000 toward the purchase of ER beds for the Royal Jubilee Hospital, the community came through on Giving Tuesday to donate enough to purchase nine beds. (Courtesy Victoria Hospitals Foundation)

Victoria foundation targets funding 2 hospital beds in 24 hours, community rallies to fund 9

Donors give more than $100,000 to bed campaign on Giving Tuesday

 

Victoria Fire Department’s Fire Engine 11 drives past the pediatric unit of Victoria General Hospital. The Professional Fire Fighters of Greater Victoria announced a 10-year pledge of $250,000 to the unit. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Professional Firefighters of Greater Victoria pledge half a million for Victoria’s sick children

Announcement came with a drive past Victoria General’s pediatric unit

 

Wilson Louie, chief technologist at Royal Jubilee Hospital, stands by the hospital’s 20-year-old chemistry line. The Victoria Hospitals Foundation will be fundraising to replace the aging sample-processing machine. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

200 pieces of medical equipment needed for Greater Victoria’s 3 hospitals

$10-million Victoria Hospitals Foundation campaign aims to raise funds for new, upgraded equipment

Wilson Louie, chief technologist at Royal Jubilee Hospital, stands by the hospital’s 20-year-old chemistry line. The Victoria Hospitals Foundation will be fundraising to replace the aging sample-processing machine. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
An aerial view over Royal Jubilee Hospital and surrounding area. (Black Press Media file photo)

Donors can double their contributions to Victoria hospitals mental health campaign

Anonymous family foundation steps forward to match donations to complete $1M campaign

An aerial view over Royal Jubilee Hospital and surrounding area. (Black Press Media file photo)
Former VGH pediatric patient Brynn, 13, presents artwork handmade for their fire house to Oak Bay firefighter Trent Frenkel, a member of the Professional Firefighters of Greater Victoria, as fellow member Scott McMillan with Esquimalt Fire Department looks on. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Professional Firefighters of Greater Victoria deliver final $25,000 cheque for VGH

Decade of fundraising for hospital pediatric unit helped Island kids stay on Island for care

Former VGH pediatric patient Brynn, 13, presents artwork handmade for their fire house to Oak Bay firefighter Trent Frenkel, a member of the Professional Firefighters of Greater Victoria, as fellow member Scott McMillan with Esquimalt Fire Department looks on. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Island Savings kick-starts the Equipped to Heal campaign with $120,000. (Courtesy Victoria Hospitals Foundation)

Latest Victoria Hospitals Foundation campaign targets $1M for mental health

Goal is to outfit new 19-bed unit at Eric Martin Pavilion

Island Savings kick-starts the Equipped to Heal campaign with $120,000. (Courtesy Victoria Hospitals Foundation)
Gordon Viberg was the fifth person to be diagnosed with COVID-19 at the Royal Jubilee Hospital. (Provided by the Victoria Hospitals Foundation)

Royal Jubilee COVID-19 patient recalls being so weak he ‘couldn’t get out of bed’

Gordon Viberg was the fifth person to be diagnosed with coronavirus at RJH

Gordon Viberg was the fifth person to be diagnosed with COVID-19 at the Royal Jubilee Hospital. (Provided by the Victoria Hospitals Foundation)
Dr. Omar Ahmad, Island Health Department Head of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (left to right), Avery Brohman, Island Health Executive Director, and Joe O’Rourke, Seaspan Victoria Shipyards Vice President and General Manager, receive a $2.65 million donation toward the Its Critical campaign. (Victoria Hospitals Foundation)

It’s Critical hospital campaign gets $2.65M donation to advance Victoria critical care

Seaspan Victoria Shipyards, Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation get campaign close to $7M goal

Dr. Omar Ahmad, Island Health Department Head of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (left to right), Avery Brohman, Island Health Executive Director, and Joe O’Rourke, Seaspan Victoria Shipyards Vice President and General Manager, receive a $2.65 million donation toward the Its Critical campaign. (Victoria Hospitals Foundation)
Through the It’s Critical fundraising campaign, the Victoria Hospitals Foundation has raised $1 million to open an interim high acuity unit (HAU) at Royal Jubilee Hospital. (Courtesy of the Victoria Hospitals Foundation)

New specialized unit opens this fall at Royal Jubilee Hospital

Victoria Hospitals Foundation hits fundraising milestone with COVID-19 campaign

Through the It’s Critical fundraising campaign, the Victoria Hospitals Foundation has raised $1 million to open an interim high acuity unit (HAU) at Royal Jubilee Hospital. (Courtesy of the Victoria Hospitals Foundation)
Dr. Laura Cowen is leading a team of researchers working to develop a tool that aims to find hidden COVID-19 cases in the community. (Provided by the Victoria Hospitals Foundation)

Victoria research team developing tool to find ‘hidden’ COVID cases

New model will allow for early detection of second wave

Dr. Laura Cowen is leading a team of researchers working to develop a tool that aims to find hidden COVID-19 cases in the community. (Provided by the Victoria Hospitals Foundation)
Yama Hempler, left, moments after crossing the finish line of her 10th marathon in 10 days with Director of Victoria Hospitals Foundation Avery Brohman. (Brittany Carey photo)

Saanich woman completes 10 marathons, raises double her initial goal amount

Over $20,000 raised for Victoria Hospitals Foundation

Yama Hempler, left, moments after crossing the finish line of her 10th marathon in 10 days with Director of Victoria Hospitals Foundation Avery Brohman. (Brittany Carey photo)
Saanich runner Yara Kempler plans to run 10 marathons in 10 days to raise $10,000 for critical care through the Victoria Hospitals Foundation. (Courtesy of Yana Hempler)

Saanich runner tackles 10 marathons in 10 days for Victoria hospitals

Yana Hempler hopes to raise $10,000 for the Victoria Hospitals Foundation

Saanich runner Yara Kempler plans to run 10 marathons in 10 days to raise $10,000 for critical care through the Victoria Hospitals Foundation. (Courtesy of Yana Hempler)
Save-On-Foods stores across Vancouver Island collected donations for the Victoria Hospitals Foundation to fund critical care equipment. (Courtesy Save-On-Foods)

Save-On-Foods customers raise nearly $50,000 for Victoria hospitals

Larger campaign aims to build Island’s first permanent high acuity unit at Royal Jubilee

Save-On-Foods stores across Vancouver Island collected donations for the Victoria Hospitals Foundation to fund critical care equipment. (Courtesy Save-On-Foods)
The 29th annual Visions Gala, held in 2019, raised $1 million to go towards purchasing critically needed imagining equipment for both the Royal Jubilee and the Victoria General Hospital. (Courtesy Victoria Hospital Foundation)

Matching donor steps up as Victoria Hospitals Foundation postpones annual gala

Last year the gala raised $1 million for priority leading-edge imaging equipment

The 29th annual Visions Gala, held in 2019, raised $1 million to go towards purchasing critically needed imagining equipment for both the Royal Jubilee and the Victoria General Hospital. (Courtesy Victoria Hospital Foundation)
Dr. Bri Budlovsky and Dr. Khala Albert look forward to a different kind of Mother’s Day this year. (Courtesy of Victoria Hospitals Foundation/Dr. Omar Ahmad)

Doctors celebrate a different kind of Mother’s Day this year

Dr. Khala Albert thought she’d be worried when the pandemic hit, instead she is inspired

Dr. Bri Budlovsky and Dr. Khala Albert look forward to a different kind of Mother’s Day this year. (Courtesy of Victoria Hospitals Foundation/Dr. Omar Ahmad)
A member of the respiratory care team at Royal Jubilee Hospital stands with one of the new ventilators the intensive care unit has received, thanks to a $15,000 donation from TB Vets. Photo contributed

TB Vets provide life saving ventilators for Victoria hospital

B.C. respiratory charity donates $15,000 as part of B.C. Challenge

A member of the respiratory care team at Royal Jubilee Hospital stands with one of the new ventilators the intensive care unit has received, thanks to a $15,000 donation from TB Vets. Photo contributed
Eleven-year-old Nevaeh Malcolm (left) presents a card to Saanich firefighter Bonnie Fiala at Victoria General Hospital on Wednesday. The card was made by kids in the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units to thank the Professional Fire Fighters of Greater Victoria for donating $25,000 to the Victoria Hospitals Foundation recently.                                 (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)

Greater Victoria firefighters donate funds to help sick kids

$25,000-donation will be used to purchase leading-edge equipment

Eleven-year-old Nevaeh Malcolm (left) presents a card to Saanich firefighter Bonnie Fiala at Victoria General Hospital on Wednesday. The card was made by kids in the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units to thank the Professional Fire Fighters of Greater Victoria for donating $25,000 to the Victoria Hospitals Foundation recently.                                 (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)
The Nerdy Days of Christmas craft fair in December raised more than $4,000 for the Victoria Hospitals Foundation, money that was passed along this week. Photo contributed

Pop culture-centric craft fair helps out sick kids through Victoria Hospitals Foundation

Cherry Bomb Toys operators pass along $4,000-plus to foundation for NICU ward

The Nerdy Days of Christmas craft fair in December raised more than $4,000 for the Victoria Hospitals Foundation, money that was passed along this week. Photo contributed
Dr. Christopher Morrow and registered nurse Dianne Walter stitch up Marty the Marmot at the Royal Jubilee Hospital on Thursday. The Victoria Royals’ mascot was also “hooked up” to a cardiac rhythm monitor, equipment the Victoria Hospitals Foundation hopes to purchase with the help of the WHL team’s Hockey for Hospitals fundraiser game Jan. 27. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

WATCH: Victoria Royals help out hospital with annual fundraiser game

Victoria Hospitals Foundation campaign focusing on cardiac equipment

Dr. Christopher Morrow and registered nurse Dianne Walter stitch up Marty the Marmot at the Royal Jubilee Hospital on Thursday. The Victoria Royals’ mascot was also “hooked up” to a cardiac rhythm monitor, equipment the Victoria Hospitals Foundation hopes to purchase with the help of the WHL team’s Hockey for Hospitals fundraiser game Jan. 27. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)