Tree of Lights campaign raises record 120k for hospital equipment

St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation (SFVH) has released the results of its year-end fundraising campaign, Tree of Lights 2022, which raised a record $120,000 for the purchase of much needed hospital equipment. Erin Gienow, SFVH Executive Director, said, “This is the most raised to date through our year-end appeal. Together, with previous dedicated funds, we are approximately 75 percent on our way to being able to purchase a new ultrasound machine in the 2023/2024 fiscal year.” According to the SFVH Tree of Lights report, the cost to replace the ultrasound machine will be approximately $200,000. Above: Barry’s Bay Railway Station, thanks from Drs. Jason Malinowski and Stephen Chen. Photo SFVH.

Julia Boudreau, CEO of St. Francis Memorial Hospital (SFMH) said, “Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this year’s Tree of Lights Campaign. Your gifts will help St. Francis Memorial Hospital continue to provide excellent healthcare to everyone – close to home. We sincerely thank you for your generosity and your belief in the importance of local healthcare in our community.”

“As technology continues to evolve, it is essential that we replace our aging ultrasound machine. By doing so, staff at St. Francis Memorial Hospital will continue to be able to offer quality healthcare to all. Thanks to your Tree of Lights donation, we will soon be able to secure a new ultrasound machine that will benefit the entire community for years to come. On behalf of the diagnostic imaging team – thank you!” said Amanda Dumas, Charge Diagnostic Imaging Technologist at SFMH.

Image: SFVH Foundation

St.Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation(2023,Jan.20) Tree of Lights Campaign 2022 Update [newsletter]

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