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Naming opportunities come with large donations to hospital fund

SOS Medical Foundation Chair Walter Despot holds a brochure outlining naming opportunities for donations to equip the new patient care tower planned for Penticton Regional Hospital.
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May 27, 2015 - 11:29 AM

PENTICTON - The campaign for funds to equip Penticton Regional Hospital’s planned Patient Care Tower will now include an opportunity for major donors to leave a lasting legacy on the project.

For a $10-million donation, a donor could have their name on the entire tower. Other opportunities include a $30,000 donation to name an individual patient room.

Hundreds of prospective donors in the region have received new brochures outlining the South Okanagan SImilkameen Medical Foundation’s $20-million campaign to equip the new tower, explaining the history of the hospital and the need for the coming expansion. The publication also includes a list of naming opportunities for individuals, businesses and service organizations to dedicate rooms, clinics and other features.

Guidelines from Interior Health stipulate the naming costs for each room or facility should be in the order of 10 per cent of the actual construction value.

Penticton businessman David Kampe and the Summerland Health Care Auxiliary are two donors who have contributed sufficiently to have the upgraded Emergency Department and the Cardiology Diagnostic Clinic, respectively, named after them. Applications are already being processed.

Construction of the hospital upgrade is expected to get underway in 2016. Anyone wishing a copy of the campaign booklet or other information should contact the medical foundation at 250-492-9027, or by email at SOSmedicalfoundation@interiorhealth.ca.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at sarstad@infonews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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