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First Open Heart Society of Campbell River helps purchase echocardiography machine.

First Open Heart Society of Campbell River helps purchase echocardiography machine.

The First Open Heart Society – Campbell River Chapter has made a generous donation of $20,000 to support the purchase of the latest Echocardiography Machine for our Heart and Lung Department at the Campbell River Hospital.
This state-of-the-art equipment employs high frequency waves to provide essential diagnostic capabilities, significantly enhancing cardiac care at our facility.
By positioning a transducer on the patient’s chest and directing it towards the heart, this advanced technology emits high-frequency sound waves and captures their echoes, converting them into electrical impulses. These impulses are then transformed into dynamic images of the heart, enabling our medical professionals to make accurate diagnosis and informed treatment decisions.
The First Open Heart Society is a remarkable group of individuals who share a deep passion for giving back to the heart health community. We encourage you to reach out to them, as they are actively seeking new members who can help expand their impact and contribute to raising even more funds to further enrich healthcare in our community.
Photo L-R: Lois Jarvis and Ken McRann – First Open Heart Society, Tamara Johnson – Heart and Lung, Keltie McKale – CRHF
Local couple donates back to Hospital Staff

Local couple donates back to Hospital Staff

Earlier this spring we had a new to Campbell River couple Patty and Chuck Reite visit our hospital on a regulars basis for some treatments, and they popped into our office to see if they could donate a spin bike to the CRG Staff Fitness Center as a thank you.
The CRG Fitness Center was delayed in opening due to Covid and other circumstances we had no control over, so when we opened it this year, the staff was so excited to be able to have a space 24 hours that they could access IN their workplace.
This is just one more amazing addition to that space and an extremely generous gift.
Thank you Patty and Chuck, you are so appreciated, and WELCOME to Campbell River!
Cameryn’s Cause donates to the smallest patients

Cameryn’s Cause donates to the smallest patients

Cameryn’s Cause recently came into the office with a very generous donation towards a jaundice meter for the pediatric department at the Campbell River Hospital.
Jaundice is seen in 30-60% of full-term newborns an din nearly all premature infants, and occurs when a baby develops high levels of bilirubin, a byproduct of the normal breakdown of red blood cells. A Jaundice Meter is a reliable, non-invasive methods for screening babies for jaundice, it streamlines the screening practice by eliminating time-consuming blood draws and laboratory work.
Cameryn’s Cause for Kids Society provides financial assistance to local families when they have a child facing a health crisis. With the help of the people in our community, they to date have been able to help more than 350 families.
Thank you for this amazing donation, we appreciate what you do, and this Jaundice Meter will be an amazing addition to our smallest patients.
Campbell River Italian Cultural Society Donates

Campbell River Italian Cultural Society Donates

Campbell River Italian Cultural Society Donates Critical Medical Equipment to Campbell River Hospital
The Campbell River Italian Cultural Society has taken a proactive step in enhancing local healthcare by donating funds towards the purchase of a Glidescope for the Respiratory Therapy Department at the Campbell River Hospital.
The Glidescope, a vital piece of airway management equipment, plays a pivotal role in providing physicians and Respiratory Therapists with the means to effectively manage routine procedures as well as respond swiftly to emergent airway situations. By offering a quick and confident solution, the Glidescope contributes to better patient outcomes and reduced airway trauma risks.
The funds for this equipment were raised through the Society’s Annual Italian Picnic held at Miracle Beach. The event drew support from the community, with approximately 260 tickets sold. Attendees enjoyed delicious spaghetti and sausage meals served by their members.
This donation is a testament to the power of community collaboration in making a meaningful impact on healthcare accessibility and quality. The Campbell River Italian Cultural Society’s support sets an example for others to follow, demonstrating how local initiatives can have a lasting positive impact on patient care.
You can support the doctors, nurses and other key members of your local healthcare team, and help ensure that you and your loved ones continue to receive first-class healthcare tight here at home by donating online at or calling 250-286-7164
Photo L-R: Keltie McKale (CRHF) Joanne Johnson, Franco Panziera, Louise Belin, Kari Alberti, Tony Fantillo, Gino Panziera, Stacey Marsh (CRHF) Gio Alberti
March For Children showed up in a big way!

March For Children showed up in a big way!

The Rotary Club Campbell River and Campbell River Daybreak Rotary clubs recently presented $14,350 to the Campbell River Hospital Foundation. These funds are the proceeds from the March for Children in February. This will support an Avalon Fetal Monitor for the Maternity department at the Campbell River Hospital.
The March for children is a project shared between the two clubs and has generated more than $447,570 since it began in the 1950’s.
The main objective of Rotary is service – in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Throughout their history, Campbell River Rotarians have continuously adopted the theme that Rotarians are committed to ” putting something back into the community.” This has resulted in millions of dollars and tens of thousands of volunteer hours into projects for the citizens of Campbell River.
Thank you to everyone that handed over their change to these lovely people on the busy intersections of town last month. It proves that every penny counts, and together we can raise thousands for Quality Healthcare, Close to Home.
Photo L-R: Craig Gillis Keltie McKale, Robin Havelaar, Colleen McClure , Graham Stewart, @Ron Fisher, Tom Robinson, Stacey Marsh, Susie Moscovich.

Surgical Services Campaign Well on The Way to $120,000

The Surgical Services Campaign that was launched in October of 2019 with the goal of raising $120,000 for vital equipment for our operating rooms has exceeded expectations thus far.  We have raised $80,000 so far and the campaign is still going strong.

More than 3500 Surgical Procedures are performed every year at the Campbell River Hospital each year by highly skilled surgical teams.  From orthopedic and laparoscopic to cesarean sections, complex cancer surgeries and life saving emergency surgeries.

With your support, we can ensure that our highly skilled medical teams continue to provide exceptional care for all communities served by our hospital.

Life can change in a moment, Imagine you or someone you care about requires surgery.  Thankfully, the team at Campbell River Hospital are there for you, and those you care about.  From Gold River to Port Hardy and Refuge Cove to Sullivan Bay and all the communities in between, the Campbell River Hospital is here for you.

MRI Donation

With the opening of our new hospital came the donation of a brand new $2.2 Million fixed MRI from the Mailman Family Foundation, owners of Broadstreet Properties and Seymour Pacific Developments, and longtime Campbell Riverites with a history of giving back.

Have a look at our latest ‘Impact Story’ to hear from Kris Mailman about the thought behind this incredible gift and from Island Health staff about how this piece of equipment is profoundly affecting our community.

With the talent and help of Stillinmotionmedia we are able to share this story. Thank you again Dermot, Kris and Dr. Astrope for your insights as well as the entire Mailman family for ensuring quality health care, close to home.