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Dr. Michael Robinson, Urologist

Our Foundation’s Support Improves Patient Care

Kbrh TestimonialThe KBRH Health Foundation plays a central role in providing the highest level of care to patients in the Kootenay Boundary. I would not be able to provide the scope of surgical care to my patients without the support of our local hospital Foundation. I truly believe that one of the best ways to ensure continued excellence and promote further improvements in care for patients in our region is through strong support of the KBRH Health Foundation. I am grateful for the support that the Foundation has provided to the KBRH Urology program. Please join me in support of the KBRH Heath Foundation so we can improve health care provision across all departments at KBRH.
Mary & Roger Austin

Coming Home and Giving Back to our Community

Kbrh TestimonialRoger and I have been very fortunate to grow up here in the Lower Columbia region, my own family having lived here for several generations and Roger, who moved here as a teenager. When we were younger we didn’t fully appreciate our region’s amazing access to world-class health care, and took it for granted. As we got older and moved away for school and work, we realized that the level of care we had grown up with did not necessarily exist everywhere.

When we considered donating to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, so many thoughts came to mind. When we delivered our daughter in the beautifully renovated maternity ward we felt so welcomed by the staff and comfortable in the space. As our children grow, our family has received excellent care in the emergency ward for their broken bones and other urgent medical issues. When we are in our hospital, we feel very fortunate knowing that the whole community has access to incredible specialists and a talented team of nurses, doctors and support staff who take the work they do seriously, and go above-and-beyond in the care they provide. Our hospital is a cornerstone of what makes living here in the Lower Columbia so amazing and we are happy to be a small part of what the community can do to support it, by donating to the KBRH Health Foundation.
Carolyn Cameron

Personal Connection Inspires My Support

Caroline Cameron TstimonialOur household gets many solicitations for charities.   I am most likely to donate to something if it carries a personal connection or if it moves me in some way.  The KBRH Health Foundation is personal.  I have used the services of our local hospital as a patient, parent and spouse of an employee.  There is nothing like the feeling of contributing to cutting edge equipment, and then directly benefitting from it.  Everyone in this area will use the hospital at some point.  Why not contribute to a charity which will benefit you and pretty much everyone you know?

Forrest Drinnan

A Proud Volunteer Who Has Raised Funds For Our Hospital

kbrh testimonialIn April 2015, I experienced tightness in my chest and went to the Emergency Department at KBRH. As I entered the Emergency Department, the great staff of nurses and Dr. Gill took over and within a few minutes determined I was having a heart attack. I was stabilized and transferred to the ICU, but had another heart attack.  Dr. Mountain expedited my transfer to Kelowna by Air Ambulance so I would not have to wait over the weekend to have further testing and determine the Angiogram showed severe blockages and I required open heart surgery.

Within 5 days of experiencing chest tightness and visiting the ER at KBRH, I had quadruple bypass surgery at Kelowna General Hospital, convalesced in the Coronary ICU, then onto a ward for recovery. I was released from Kelowna 1 week later after passing all the steps. The care I received in Kelowna was top quality as well.

In September 2015, I experienced another heart attack and went to Emergency in Trail. I was ambulanced to Kelowna the next day and had an Angioplasty, where a stent was placed in a heart vein to improve the blood flow. I was released the following day.

These were two life threatening events that were taken care of by the medical team in Trail and by the surgical staff in Kelowna. I would not be here to tell my story today, without the quick work of the medical staff who stabilized me so I could be transported for the necessary procedures. The follow up care, right here in Trail, has been exceptional.

How lucky are we to have these facilities in our area. The equipment used was state of the art and assisted the team to diagnose my problem and get me stable.

I am proud to be a volunteer who has raised funds for our hospital and will continue to praise the level of care we expect here in Trail. I encourage others to help where they can.

If you are a grateful patient who would like to share your story
of the wonderful care received at KBRH, please contact: 

KBRH Health Foundation
1200 Hospital Bench
Trail BC V1R 4M1

250.364.3424 or toll free 888.364.3424
fax 250.364.5138

Lisa Pasin, Director of Development
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