Hospitals

The Penticton Regional Hospital is low on toys for children, according to Pascale-Ann Demers. She has started a GoFundMe page to upgrade the hospital’s toy supply. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

South Okanagan woman to ‘load up the cart’ with toys for local hospital

Pascale-Ann Demers launched a GoFundMe to upgrade the toy supply at Penticton Regional Hospital

The Penticton Regional Hospital is low on toys for children, according to Pascale-Ann Demers. She has started a GoFundMe page to upgrade the hospital’s toy supply. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
New diagnostic camera replaces old equipment at Vernon hospital

New diagnostic camera replaces old equipment at Vernon hospital

Cutting-edge addition to medical imaging department thanks to legacy gift

New diagnostic camera replaces old equipment at Vernon hospital
The “vestibule” or “anteroom” just outside the operating room at Abbotsford Regional Hospital creates a negative-pressure space to prevent the virus from spreading to nearby areas when COVID-19 patients are undergoing surgery.

B.C. doctor designs special operating room for COVID-19 patients

Design protects patients from wound infection while preventing virus from spreading to nearby areas

The “vestibule” or “anteroom” just outside the operating room at Abbotsford Regional Hospital creates a negative-pressure space to prevent the virus from spreading to nearby areas when COVID-19 patients are undergoing surgery.
Kelowna General Hospital (File photo)

Kelowna hospital patient claims he was discharged too early due to COVID-19

Interior Health stated it follows a clinical process to review patients who are medically ready for discharge

Kelowna General Hospital (File photo)
Love shared with Vernon’s health-care heroes via white hearts

Love shared with Vernon’s health-care heroes via white hearts

New campaign shows appreciation for front-line workers throughout the Okanagan

Love shared with Vernon’s health-care heroes via white hearts
Cadence and mom Amber Keir showed their support for health care workers by banging pots and pans in front of Vernon Jubilee Hospital Tuesday evening. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Community drums up support for Vernon hospital workers

Even health care workers and fellow first responders turned out to show love

Cadence and mom Amber Keir showed their support for health care workers by banging pots and pans in front of Vernon Jubilee Hospital Tuesday evening. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The Kelowna General Hospital Foundation has set up the White Heart Project to show support to front-line caregivers at KGH. (KGH Foundation)

KGH Foundation White Heart Project to support and recognize Okanagan caregivers

The project looks to share kind words and support for local healthcare staff

The Kelowna General Hospital Foundation has set up the White Heart Project to show support to front-line caregivers at KGH. (KGH Foundation)
B.C. nurses are asking for more stringent social distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Canadian Press Photo)

B.C. nurses call for mandatory shutdown of all non-essential workplaces

Open letter to provincial, federal governments says current measures are insufficient

B.C. nurses are asking for more stringent social distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Canadian Press Photo)
Brent Donesley from Penticton has started a petition to abolish parking fees at all hospitals across the province. (Crystal Schick - Black Press Media)

Okanagan man starts petition to abolish paid parking at hospitals

Brent Donesley thinks paying for parking at hospitals is an “absolutely disgraceful cash grab”

Brent Donesley from Penticton has started a petition to abolish parking fees at all hospitals across the province. (Crystal Schick - Black Press Media)
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Okanagan-Similkameen Regional Hospital Board budget adopted

Budget of $12,035,140 is expected to cost the average household $111.69

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The Vernon Japanese Women’s Auxiliary celebrated 25 years of giving to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation, Feb. 28, 2020. (Contributed)

Japanese auxiliary celebrates 25 years of giving to Vernon hospital

Vernon Japanese Women’s Auxiliary has donated more than $10,000 to the hospital foundation to date

The Vernon Japanese Women’s Auxiliary celebrated 25 years of giving to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation, Feb. 28, 2020. (Contributed)
UPDATE: Police investigating ‘serious’ early-morning assault in Vernon

UPDATE: Police investigating ‘serious’ early-morning assault in Vernon

Vernon RCMP were advised of the alleged assault around 4:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15

UPDATE: Police investigating ‘serious’ early-morning assault in Vernon
Shoppers Drug Mart’s Chase Nickel, Barb Duddle,Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation VP Marg Bailey, Shoppers’ Doriann Bialas, Margaret Jones and Gayleen Burgon. Three Vernon Shoppers Drug Mart locations came together to raise $8,854 for the Foundation. (VJHF photo)

North Okanagan Shoppers raise funds for Vernon cancer centre

Three Shoppers Drug Mart locations raised more than $8,800 for McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre

Shoppers Drug Mart’s Chase Nickel, Barb Duddle,Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation VP Marg Bailey, Shoppers’ Doriann Bialas, Margaret Jones and Gayleen Burgon. Three Vernon Shoppers Drug Mart locations came together to raise $8,854 for the Foundation. (VJHF photo)
A 19-year-old man is in serious condition after falling from a roof in Vernon shortly after 10 a.m., Feb. 4, 2020. (File photo)

Man in ‘serious condition’ after falling off roof in Vernon

The incident occurred at 10:11 a.m., according to B.C. Emergency Health Services

A 19-year-old man is in serious condition after falling from a roof in Vernon shortly after 10 a.m., Feb. 4, 2020. (File photo)
Operation Popcorn volunteers Brian Parsons, Ray Thompson, Chris Marioni, Jacqueline Marioni, Sid Adams and Bonnie Adams delivered popcorn gifts to staff at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Wednesday, Dec. 4. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon firefighter, heart transplant recipient among volunteers delivering thanks

Brian Parsons one of many Operation Popcorn volunteers saying thanks at Vernon hospital Wednesday

Operation Popcorn volunteers Brian Parsons, Ray Thompson, Chris Marioni, Jacqueline Marioni, Sid Adams and Bonnie Adams delivered popcorn gifts to staff at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Wednesday, Dec. 4. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)