Vernon Light a Bulb campaign exceeds goal

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VERNON - The hospital tree is fully aglow with bulbs lit by generous donors who helped the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s Light a Bulb Campaign reach $280,292 in donations, exceeding the $250,000 goal.

“Every donation we received was important in making this happen.  We want to sincerely thank everyone who contributed to Light a Bulb for better health care in the North Okanagan,” said Light a Bulb Chair, Kevin Arbuckle.

Funds raised from Light a Bulb will purchase high definition camera heads and control units for VJH operating rooms.  Benefits of the new equipment include enabling surgeons to perform keyhole surgeries for faster healing due to smaller incisions, less pain and less chance of infection.  The technology also provides improved visualization in the surgical field with brighter images in dark areas of the body, particularly in ear, nose and throat surgeries.

More than 3,000 surgeries are performed each year at VJH, with nearly one-third being laparoscopic.  This new equipment will help deliver better health outcomes for North Okanagan residents.

The VJH Foundation offers its deepest appreciation to all of the individuals, businesses and organizations that generously supported the 29th Annual Light a Bulb Campaign.


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