pages 10/27/03 7:50 AM Page 1 Lethbridge Regional Hospital Foundation Winter 2003 A Sister’s Helping Hand Payton Laurine Patricia King arrived in this world on While their situations were somewhat different both of September 21, 2003. The second child to Jennifer and Jennifer’s daughters have benefited from the local NICU. Jim, and baby sister to 12-year-old Cheslea, Payton’s arrival came six-weeks early. Having a neo-natal intensive care unit in Lethbridge means that premature and sick Because Payton wasn’t supposed to babies and their mothers don’t have be born until the end of October, to be shuttled to Calgary. With she is spending her first few weeks Payton being cared for locally, of life in the neo-natal intensive Jennifer can stay home with Jim and care unit at the Lethbridge Chelsea instead of having to com- Regional Hospital. Every calorie mute or stay in Calgary. counts for premature babies like Payton, and if they have to work It also means that Cheslea can bond too hard at eating, tube feeding with her baby sister on a daily basis. helps them gain weight and strength. “This NICU has been a great resource for me and my family,” says “She just needs to grow and wake- Jennifer. “It’s wonderful to be able to up,” says Jennifer about her beauti- stay at home here in Lethbridge.” ful four-pound daughter. “We are hopeful that she will be coming Jennifer has nothing but high-praise home before the end of the for this team of health care providers month.” for their wealth of knowledge and respect for privacy. “They’ve been Although Chelsea can hardly wait absolutely wonderful,” she says. for her baby-sister to come home, she’s already bonded “They take everything into consideration and have with Payton during regular visits to the NICU. She lends responded to both the physical and emotional needs of a helping hand by changing Payton’s diapers, holding her myself and my family.” during tube-feedings, getting her dressed, and most importantly, giving her lots of love. Reta Berte, Senior Program Director for Family Health, is very proud of the NICU team who believe in provid- Chelsea herself is no stranger to the NICU at the ing family-centred care. Lethbridge Regional Hospital. When she was born 12- years-ago, she also spent three-weeks in the unit because “Family-centred care is an attitude rather than a proto- of a respiratory condition. col. It’s an approach to children’s health care that (Continued on page 2) pages 10/27/03 7:50 AM Page 2 respects the importance of the family as a partner on the health Lethbridge Regional Hospital care team,” says Reta. “Our neo-natal intensive care unit allows us to involve the families of premature or sick newborns Foundation by offering them the care they need – close to home.” Board In order to continue offering neo-natal intensive care, Reta says Eugene Wauters Chairman we need to retain and attract highly qualified professionals, as Paul McDonald Vice-Chairman well as constantly update our medical equipment. Dale Coupland Joyce Dunlop “Offering a full-service NICU means that we have to stay on Ellie Dys the cutting-edge of innovation and technology,” she says. “We Alan Fraser Stan Heller need to continually update our equipment in order to provide Eric Hillman the best care to our most vulnerable young patients.” Doyle MacKinnon Tom MacLachlan Equipment Needs for the Surgical Suite Jim Mills Wish List Sonia Nicas Mary Robison Art Sanford CHR Appointee John Talerico There are many ways to help enhance the life-saving work done by the Family Health team. Support at any level helps Stan Heller CHR Liaison propel everything they do for thousands of families like Jennifer and Jim King and their two daughters. Staff Infant Cribettes - Used in NICU and Pediatrics Vacant Director Infant Cribettes provide nurses and physicians with a larger Annette Baker Receptionist/Secretary work surface and offer mothers the chance to personalize their child’s temporary home. (4 X $3,000) Kandis Parascak Data Entry Clerk Taneill Soroka Fund Development Co-ordinator Portable Infant Scale For special situations where measuring weight may be helpful Contact Information in monitoring an infants health, a Portable Infant Scale may be loaned to families so they can ensure that their baby is Lethbridge Regional Hospital Foundation growing and developing. These scales are also used at drop-in 960 19 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5 clinics where parents have the opportunity to weigh their Phone: 382-6001 child and discuss any concerns with Public Health Nurses. (2 Fax: 382-6604 X $2,758). Email: Heart Lung Monitors - Used in NICU and Pediatrics Office Hours: Heart Lung Monitors provide comprehensive information and Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. access to patient data. Information from the monitor systems Weekend and Holidays Closed is used to analyze patient outcomes, modify treatment pat- terns, and develop appropriate care plans. Accurate and Mission: immediate clinical data supports the clinician with timely decisions. (8 X $22,000) The Mission of the Lethbridge Regional Hospital Foundation (LRHF) is to seek Infant Care Centres – Used in NICU and the financial support that will help provide the best Delivery Suite possible healthcare in a positive, healing, Infant Care Centres are a babe’s first bed! Secure under the compassionate environment. The Foundation warmth of heat and light, the open design of the bed offers will ensure that all funds received are managed the health care professional easy access to the babe for assess- prudently and that all funds are dispersed in ment, monitoring, and intervention. (4 X $20,000) keeping with the wishes of the donor. pages 10/27/03 7:50 AM Page 3 LRH Foundation funds over $ 440,000 in equipment The LRH Foundation recently funded over $440,000 in equipment to all five major program areas within the Photo courtesy Lethbridge Herald hospital (Acute Care, Public Health, Women and Children’s Health, Mental Health, and Senior’s Health). “We are so thankful to the Foundation for adopting this A large portion of this funding went towards the pur- project into their funding this year,” says Karen chase of over $113,000 in new scopes for the LRH Day Kennedy, Nursing Unit Manager for the Day Procedures Procedures unit. These amazing little pieces of technolo- Unit. “These scopes have the latest in new technology, gy have a built in camera chip which projects a crystal allowing us to perform minimally invasive procedures on clear image of the inside of the body to a TV monitor. screen. In many cases, the work we can do with a scope This allows your surgeon to assess, diagnose, and if nec- eliminates the need for a patient to visit the OR, saving essary, treat a problem using this relatively simple proce- them time and allowing for a quick recovery”. dure. The scopes also allow doctors to more easily screen patients for diseases such as cancer, and re-check patients after a disease has been diagnosed. Grateful Patients fit into picture of health The newest initiative launched by the LRH Foundation is the Grateful Patient Program. So many gifts come to the hospital from thankful patients and family members who are pleased with the care and services the hospital provides. To facilitate these types of gifts, Grateful Patient brochures and posters were placed throughout the hospital informing patients and the public of the opportunity to give. The posters are cus- tomized to the floor they are posted on, outlining the specific needs of a unit or program. The Foundation board looks forward to the new support this project will generate for essential healthcare equipment and programs. So many gifts come to the hospital from thankful patients and family members who are pleased with the care and service the hospital provides. pages 10/27/03 7:50 AM Page 4 10 things you can do today ...to leave a legacy Prepare a will Without a will you lose control over you property at death. Community Leave a gift in your will for the charities that make a dif- ference in your life. Imagine the positive impact on our community if everyone made a gift from their estate to Supporters their favourite charity. Tim Horton’s Smile Cookies Campaign Learn about the many tax advantages associated with making a planned gift as part of your financial and estate During a week in October, the three local Tim planning. Horton’s stores and volunteers in the Hospital Atrium sold Tim Horton’s Smile Cookies for $1 each. The Consider using both cash and assets for your charitable campaign was a huge success, raising $3,000 for the gift. Assets could include stocks, bonds, mutual funds, term LRH. “We did twice as well as we expected to,” said deposits, real estate, vehicles, art, jewelry, or insurance. Tim Horton’s manager Tim Strisel, who was pleasantly Such gifts may even provide tax savings. surprised by how well the delicious chocolate cookies sold. The LRH Foundation thanks Tim Hortons, their Name a charity as a beneficiary of your RRSP, RRIF or staff, and the hospital volunteers who did such a great pension. job selling smiles to so many people. Name your favourite charity as the beneficiary on an existing or paid-up life insurance policy. Purchase a new life insurance policy naming your favourite charity as the beneficiary. Remember loved ones with memorial gifts. Encourage family and friends to leave gifts to charities in their wills. Ask your financial and estate planning advisor to include charitable giving as part of their counsel to clients. Local Zellers makes significant contribution * The Lethbridge Regional Hospital is a member of Leave a Legacy Calgary. The The local Zellers franchise has been overly generous to above information has been reprinted from a LALC brochure. the LRH Foundation, recently donating $15,000 to the hospital. The donations were generated through Your beneficiaries the Zeller’s Friends of the Family Foundation, which delegates funds to local stores based on how much they put in. Lethbridge’s local Zellers has been award- ed the prestige of being the number one store in Your children/grandchildren Your assets Your favourite charity Canada for the amount of money their hard working staff raises to support community charities! The LRH Foundation thanks store manager Darrell Halvorsen Canada Customs and Revenue Agency and his wonderful staff for the great work they do to Pick two! better our community. pages 10/27/03 7:50 AM Page 5 A Donor Bill of Rights Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights: To be informed of the organization’s mission of the way the organization I. intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes. II. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise III. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements. prudent judgement in its stewardship responsibilities. IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given. V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition VI. To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law. VII. To expect that all relationsips with individuals representing oragnizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature. VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors. IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share. X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt trughtful and forthright answers. pages 10/27/03 7:50 AM Page 6 January 1 thru September 30 2003 Donations Lifetime Gifts Over $50,000 $20,000 - $49,999 $500 - $1,999 TELUS Community Theda Darby Connections Ingrid I. Dawson Associated Canadian Brookfield Properties Ltd. Al Hawley Trucking Daniel Therrien James and Barbara Dean Travellers Costco Wholesale ATCO Gas Employee Lawrence Trotter Henry and Leona Dick Auxiliary to LRH Community Service Fund Martin and Willy Van Stewart and Vicki Dorchak Dr. Jesse Bigelow Avon Diemen Fred Dorigatti Vilma Chizmazia Bridge 55 Seniors Club Glenn and Janice Varzari Lloyd and Eleanor Dorigatti Costco Wholesale $10,000 - $19,999 Charles and Marguerite Wal-Mart Doug and Jay Doughty Elaine Davis Bryant West Lethbridge Lions Club Dr. Darren Tkach Downtown Optimist Club Friends of the Lethbridge Burbridge Farm Ltd Margery Williams Tom Droog of Lethbridge Regional Hospital Carpenter, Estate of Nellie Mel and Liz Duda Estate of Earnest Radiology Associates Edna Clint Dunford, MLA Schumacher Incorporated Chinese Cultural Society Agnes S. Dunham Friends of the Lethbridge Val and Flora Matteotti Lethbridge & District Herb F. Dunham $100 - $499 Regional Hospital Zellers Inc. Barbara and George Davies Walter and Kelly Ann Dyck Kinsmen Club of Lethbridge Joyce D. Dunlop Marsha Edmunds Lethbridge & District Earl’s Restaurant Dick and Kiyo Adachi Pius and Thekla Ehnes Japanese Canadian Enercon Water Treatment Joyce Andreachuk Allan Ell Association (1990) Ltd. Rene A. Arsene Elmspring Hutterian $5,000 - $9,999 Bob and Bonnie Babki Brethren Lethbridge Community John and Irene Frouws Foundation Galt School of Nursing Annette and Randy Baker Ginger Erickson Lethbridge Iron Works Bank of Nova Scotia Alumnae Society Melba Baker Senator Joyce Fairbairn Company Ltd. Lethbridge Police Service Lillian Geiger Dale Baldwin Isabel Farmer Lethbridge Police Service Oldtimers Hockey Give Me A Turn Vending Kaye Bathgate Federal Superannuates Oldtimers Hockey Challenge Oliver Hagen Mae Bennett National Association Challenge Robert and Hettie McLean, Elizabeth Hale Olga Beresford Branch #18 Lethbridge Shrine Club Trust Cora J. Hastings Helen Berze Bill and Betty Fletcher Lion’s Club International - Merck Frosst Canada & Co. Gerda and Gudrun Hesse Big Bend Hutterian Onelio and Rina Fraulin District 37C Cabinet Moonlight Run Committee Richard C. Hill Brethren Gertrude Frayn Elizabeth and Pio Locatelli Saturn Isuzu of Lethbridge Eric and Barbara Hillman William Bikman Barbara Fujikawa Nova Corporation Save-On-Foods & Drugs Japanese Canadian Bikman Holdings Ltd. Irene Ganne Charitable Foundation Association Dinner Milan and Ruth Bilbija Surajit and Gayle Ghosh Nova Corporation of Committee Mariano and Antonia Robert Gilmar, Sr. Canada Joint Medical Staff Courtesy Biscaglia Howard and Rose Good Odd Fellow Rebekah Visual Fund Phyllis and Gerald Bishoff James Gray $2,000 - $4,999 Research Foundation of Kinsmen Club of Coaldale Richard and Joyce Blasco Gwen Green Alberta Lazy J Motel Hans and Pauline Bohnert Kevin Gregus Order of the Royal Purple Alberta Sport, Recreation Lethbridge Country Club Albert and Irene Bourassa George and Maxine #32, Lethbridge Parks and Wildlife Lethbridge Emergency Butte Elks Benevolent & Griffiths Poppy Committee, Royal Foundation Research Network Social Assoc. Evan Gushul Canadian Legion Associated Canadian Lethbridge Masons John and Giselle Cailliau H.H. Smith Ltd. Radiology Associates Travellers Lomond Lions Club Eric and Lillian Campbell Don and Lena Hale Incorporated De Jourdan Studios London Drugs Foundation Canadian Wildlife Sydney and Sherry Hall Estate of William J. Danny and Lori Degenstein LPN Club Foundation Keiko Hamatani Ramsdale Hip Hip Hooray Lethbridge Mary J. Milliken Kiyoo and Fumiko Chiba Harold Hansen Mr. Adolf Reinthon, Knights of Columbus 5726 Neumann’s North Pole Lino and Irene Chiste Henrietta and Lloyd Hatt Estate of Knights of Columbus House Martin Chmielewski Jim Hawes Rotary Club of Lethbridge - Council No. 1490 Blair and Karen Nyrose Thomas Chumik Alma Heap Downtown Lethbridge Herald Randy Olafson Claresholm Lions Club George and Ruby Heath Royal Canadian Legion Steve Melling Richard and Velisha Dale Clark Anton Heck General Stewart Branch Joanne Miller Paskuski Coaldale 4-H Equestrian Doris Hedenstrom #4 Order of the Royal Purple Pincher Cowley Roaring Club Dr. and Mrs. Kent S. Hein Estate of Mary Theresa #32, Lethbridge Lions Club Viola Cockburn Stanley and Corrie Heller Skelton Poppy Committee, Royal Beryl Pitcairn Beth Cockroft Vaughan and Marilyn Squibb Pharmaceurical Canadian Legion Alex and Marjory Psikla Barbara Coninx Hembroff Products Prairie Wind Riders Ida Roberts Peter and Jean Coninx Verna I. Hembroff Val and Flora Matteotti Fuji and Kinji Takeda ServiceMASTER of Dale and Sandra Coupland Scott and Bev Henderson Val Matteotti Italian Open Lethbridge George Coutts June Hepple Golf Scramble St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Leslie and Helen Coyle Highwood High School Leslie and Phyllis Wernick Church Gerald and Julaine Coyne C.L. Pat Hill Clarence Taal Ray and Pauline Culler Harry and Edith Hinch Livio and Rosa Tavernini Clara and Ron Dancer Robert Hironaka pages 10/27/03 7:50 AM Page 7 David S. Hodge Allan and Edna Layton Norman and Ladene Nelson Mrs. Minda Rogerson The Real Canadian W. Rankin and Daphne Edward and Joyce Leir New Elmspring Hutterian Bill Romanchuk Wholesale Club Hodgins Margaret Leishman Brethren David and Dory Rossiter Jon and Elizabeth Lorelei Hoffarth Lethbridge Police Service New West Theatre Society Royal Bank Business Service Thorlacius Janice and Grant Hopp Lethbridge Shrine Club Peto and Marie Nicas Centre Bruce and Wendy Thurston Ernest and Betty Housley Gerry and Doris Lidstone Harold and Audry Art and Shirley Sanford Gil and Sandra Tourigny Mike Howkins William and Molly Liggett Nishikawa Schering Canada Inc. Albert E. Townsend Harold Hudson Edward Likuski Robert Y. Nishikawa Doug and Rhondda Tri-T Farms Ltd. Herman and Minnie Darwin and Marguerite Dennis S. O’Connell Schindeler Betty Utigard Huesken Linn Fred and Ami Oliver Johnny and Elizabeth Mr. Leslie Vaala and Ms. Phyllis Huff T. Rex and Marjorie Little Ruth M. Oslansky Schneyder Karran Thorpe Mrs. Ruth Hunt Reno and Joyce Lizzi A. K. Otsuka Margo Schneyder Andy and Wilma Valer Rumiko and Ichio Ibuki Lomond Association For Robert and Lillian Parkyn Manfred and Erika Margaret Van Biert Ken and Kim Ichino Community Education Elizabeth A. Paskuski Schuchardt Visual Effects Charles and Patricia James Guerrino and Wanda Lorraine and Bob Paskuski Lucille M. Schweigert Helen Vucurevich J. Ben Janz Lutterotti Eric and Rita Peterson W. Joyce Sexsmith Abe and Diane Wall Sara Janzen Margaret MacLaine Irvine and Evelyn Pickering Mildred Shackleford Adam Waslovich Ross Jestin William and Christina Picture Butte & District George Shafranski Eugene and Virginia Lloyd and Jess Johnston Malchow Lions Club Alta Marie Shaw Wauters Jola Investments Ltd. Clare and Margaret Picture Butte Happy Old Cliff Sheridan Marion White Barbara Karbashewski Malmberg Timers Steve and Lillian Shimek Pam and Leroy Whitnack Rolf Karch Cornelius and Barbara Delaney Pittman Irene Shippobotham Tom and Arline Hilda M. Kendall Martens Plainview Hutterian Silverleaf Rebekah Lodge Wickersham Kinette Club of Coaldale Lawrence and Dorothy Brethren #99 Margaret Wieler Kings Lake Hutterian Matheson Anne Plesko Norman and Jean Skeith Vera Wiest Brethren Hertha Matson R. Michael and Ellenor William and Eleanor Bill Willoughby Mel and Sharon Kitzul Herb and Nobuko Matsui Porter Skelton Johanna Wilson Stan and Anne Klassen Paul and Karlen McDonald Lois and John Potts Chester Slimko Clarence G. and Cecily Augustin A. Knotek Bruce McFarlane Praxair Barry and Marion Snowden Yanosik Louie and Alice Kowalski Helen McGlenn Harold and Loreen Douglas and Valerie Sox Roger and Margaret Yeoman Walter and Kiyo Koyanagi Lois McKillop Prokopishyn Helen Spolowicz Minoru and Novey Yoshida Ted Koyata Brian and Lois McNaughton Raymond Junior High St. Mary’s School Edith Young Fred and Josephine Krokosh Medichair Lethbridge School Vera Stanko Kathleen Young Edith Kubasek Joe and Anne Megyes Mr. Richard Reading and Jim and Jill Storey Mike Zmurchyk Fanny and Cornelis Kuipers Norman L. Metz Ms. June Lim Johnny and June Striemer Daniel and Anna Zrim Henry Kurina Douglas and Susie Mikado Dr. and Mrs. W. Kirk Ready Dr. and Mrs. J.G. Strong Lloyd and Marion Kvame Susan Miki Roy and Geri Reti Henry Szalynski Ladies Auxiliary Royal Frank and Betty Miller Susan and Anthony Reti Noris and Sachiko Taguchi Canadian Legion Branch Verna and Larry Miller Peter Retzlaff Tom Tajiri No. 46 Jim and Patricia Mills Ted and Iris Richardson Reiko Takeyasu Ian Laing Milo Parent-Teacher Group Bill and Andrienne Riehl John and Jean Talerico Janet Lapins Marvin and Ruby Mock Richard and Ruth Kenji Tatebe Ed and Julie Lastuka Walter Montgomery Rittenhouse Marion Taylor Laura Secord Inc. Terry and Elizabeth Morris Chester Robins Blaine Thacker John and Patricia Lawson Dave and Isabel Mortin Mary and Ken Robison The Management Students John Charles Lawson Roy and Minnie Nakatsuru Doug P. Rogers Society Eugene Paul Dale Joyce Doyle Ellie Alan Stan Wauters McDonald Coupland Dunlop McKinnon Dys Fraser Heller Eric Tom Jim Sonia Mary John Art Hillman MacLachlan Mills Nicas Robison Talerico Sanford pages 10/27/03 7:50 AM Page 8 Italian Open Christmas Tree Val Matteotti Italian Open (Aug. 13, 2003) $65,000 raised for LRH Stroke Clinic Members of the Tournament Committee were thrilled to welcome Premier Ralph Klein to the Festival Christmas Tree Festival 2003 (Nov. 12 – 27, 2003) first tee at the Val Matteotti Italian Open. The The cherished Christmas Tree Festival was back and better than ever tournament has truly become a “premier” golf this year. The festival was held for the first time in the beautiful halls event in southern Alberta, raising important dol- of the Sir Alexander Galt Museum and Archives. Hundreds of people lars for many vital hospital services since 1996. and families enjoyed the sights and sounds of the holidays while sup- The LRH Foundation extends its deep apprecia- porting priority health care needs at the LRH and fundraising goals for tion to sponsors and the organizing committee: the museum. from left, Rocco Suriano, Val Matteotti, Premier Klein, tournament founder John Talerico, and Tony Rose. DreamLife Lottery Hospitals DreamLife Lottery (Aug. – Oct., 2003) Raises $100,000 for health care in CHR The third annual Hospitals DreamLife lottery was its biggest success to date, thanks to almost 5,000 supporters who bought a $100 ticket with a chance to win over $322,000 in prizes. All money raised was shared between the Lethbridge Lights of Regional Hospital and the CHR’s eight rural hospital sites. The lucky winners of the beautiful African Serengeti Hope Lights of Hope (Nov. – Dec., 2003) The Hospital Auxiliary’s ninth annual Lights of Hope campaign will themed Dream Home built by Soroka Developments was Pat Henker from Calgary Alberta was the lucky winner of the Early Bird prize: a brand new Chevrolet “Mild 2 Wild” Cavalier. received thousands of dollars in gifts this year. The Auxiliary will cover the Lights of Hope tree in the Hospital atrium with hundreds of decora- tive light bulbs, in tribute or in memory of a loved one. The Auxiliary and the LRH Foundation thank all donors who make a lasting contribu- tion to this special campaign. Care from the Heart Care From the Heart Telethon (May 11, 2003) $507,000 raised in annual campaign The 12th annual Telethon, held on Mother’s Day, showcased fantastic local entertainment, inter- esting information pieces, and many hospital donors who contribute to the LRH Foundation. Next year’s Telethon is scheduled for April 25. If you are interested in being involved in this event in any way (entertaining, volunteering, donating, or fundraising) please call 382-6001.