August 09, 2015 - 12:01 PM
KELOWNA – A generous donation of $57,000 from the Sandra Schmirler Foundation will help Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) save the lives of premature and critically ill babies. The donation was made possible by a combination of funds raised through the Sandra Schmirler Foundation Charity Golf Tournament, held June 13, 2015, and additional matching funds from the Foundation.
The funds will be used to purchase three Neonatal Cardiac Respiratory Monitors for the newly redesigned Perinatal Unit at KGH, scheduled to open March 2016. Neonatal Cardiac Respiratory Monitors help safeguard the lives of fragile newborns by immediately signaling an alert when an infant is in distress—which can include heart rate and breathing problems. These devices represent one of the highest priority needs at KGH and are truly lifesavers in helping the hospital’s most vulnerable patients.
The Sandra Schmirler Foundation was created in 2001 as a legacy to three-time world curling champion and Olympic gold medalist, Sandra Schmirler, in recognition and celebration of her love of family. The Foundation is a leader in caring for premature and critically ill babies through direct giving to newborn intensive care units across Canada.
The KGH Foundation is extremely grateful to the Sandra Schmirler Foundation for its generosity and commitment to helping improve healthcare in the BC Interior.
The KGH Foundation is an independent, volunteer-driven charitable organization committed to enhancing the delivery of healthcare to the patients of Kelowna General Hospital and its associated facilities.
News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2015