VJH Foundation elects new board

The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation has elected its executive and board of directors for 2014/15.

A dedicated team of volunteers continues to promote health care in the North Okanagan.

The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation has elected its executive and board of directors for 2014/15.

Elise Allan, a lawyer with Nixon Wenger, returns as president, while vice-president is Richard Finn, of Wayside Press, and treasurer is Greg Hamilton, of  BDO.

Directors include Kevin Arbuckle, Sandra Borden, Michael Concannon, Joanne Kineshanko, Gloria Morgan, Paul Morgan, Wilf Mulder, Greg Mussenden, Dalvir Nahal, Richard Rolke, Nancy Serwo and Gladys Schroeter.

“Established as a society in 1981, the foundation raises more than $1 million annually to support health care in the North Okanagan, including residential care facilities, community health services and Vernon Jubilee Hospital,” said Allen.

“The foundation is currently raising funds for the Building a Tower of Care Campaign, Phase II to equip and furnish the sixth and seventh floors of the Polson Tower.”

Last year, the foundation granted $1,316,211 to health care needs, including $905,914 to Tower of Care, $114,488 to the McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre, $79,387 to residential care in Vernon, Armstrong, Enderby and Lumby, $63,676 for operating room equipment, and $47,086 to women’s and children’s health services.