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Kal Rotary makes sizeable donation to VJH foundation

Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation Executive Director Kate McBrearty, left, talks with Kal Rotary President, Dr. Carmen Larsen about the clubs recent donation to the hospital.
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January 23, 2020 - 4:09 PM

The Kalamalka Rotary club has donated $30,000 to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation.

Over the last two decades, the Rotary Club of Kalamalka has donated almost a quarter of a million dollars to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation, according to a media release. The club's latest donation takes the total amount donated to the foundation to $225,000. The majority of the funds, $175,000, went towards Women’s and Children’s Health Services.

The most recent donation will help fund a new surgical lighting system to the fifth operating room in the hospital's Polson Tower.

"We recognize that by providing state-of-the-art equipment to Vernon Jubilee, we are helping a large sector of the population who require surgery," Kal Rotary local donations committee chair Mike Nolan said in the release. "This donation was made possible through the generosity of individuals, businesses and Rotarians who donate goods and services each year to the Kal Rotary Dream Auction and by guests who bid on these items."

Foundation executive director Kate McBrearty welcomed the the donation as part of the Foundation’s Operation: Surgical Care for Life Campaign.

"The completion of the fifth operating room, with a new urology table, anesthetic machines and bright LED lighting provides increased capacity for procedures, reduces patient wait time and provides enhanced patient care," McBrearty said in the release. "In addition, the hospital staff is very grateful and excited about the enhanced services being offered to patients."

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