YOUR COMMUNITY UPDATE SPRING/ SUMMER 2018
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WHY EVERY MOMENT COUNTS A Message from the Campaign Vice-Chair CAMPAIGN UPDATE ‘Every Moment Counts’ Emergency Department HOW DOES TRIAGE WORK? Navigating Your Emergency Department Visit YOUR GIFTS IN ACTION Construction Progress HISTORY OF GIVING 43 Years of Support IT TAKES A COMMUNITY Beam Signing a Grand Success
BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIR Karen Tilstra
A Message from Your Foundation Board Chair Having purpose is such an incredibly important part of who we are as human beings. The health benefits of having purpose include the ability to handle stress and complications better; and without purpose we become vulnerable. Each person has their own unique needs; and for some of us, that is giving back to the communities we live in. Our Dunnville Hospital & Healthcare Foundation board is a group of 13 dedicated members serving diligently to grow and strengthen the work of the Foundation; generating resources for our hospital, the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital located in Dunnville, Ontario. We are inspired to raise funds to improve healthcare facilities and equipment for the many patients that require healthcare. In the last 43 years, through your generosity we have raised $7.8 million for the hospital. We are so thankful for how the community responds to what I would call accomplishing the Foundation’s purpose– raising funds for hospital projects; serving the healthcare needs of others! When we ask, the community responds generously. For that we are truly grateful. This year will mark the close of our Emergency Department fundraising and we anticipate being able to give to the hospital $3 million for that purpose. It has been our pleasure to serve our hospital and community for this project. Thank you for your support!
VICE-CHAIR Liz MacDonald TREASURER Doug Madill
KAREN TILSTR A
Chair of the Foundation
SECRETARY Gary Pinelli PAST CHAIR Richard Schilstra DIRECTORS Wendy Powell Barry Prescott Robert Sorge Bob Henley Don Maisonneuve Marilyn Evanik Al Elliott Carol Gaudun
Karen Tilstra and her grandson leaving their mark at the Beam Signing event. See more inside...
HOW DOES TRIAGE WORK?
EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT FAST FACTS
Navigating Your Emergency Department Visit The classic emergency department scene involves an ambulance screeching to a halt, a gurney hurtling through the hallway and five people frantically working to save a person's life with only seconds to spare. This does happen and is not uncommon, but the majority of cases seen in a typical emergency department aren't quite this dramatic. Let's look at a typical case to see how the normal flow of an emergency department works. Imagine that it's 2 a.m., and you're dreaming about whatever it is that you dream about. Suddenly you wake up because your abdomen hurts- a lot. You decide it would be best to go to the hospital to find out whatâ€™s going on. When you arrive at the Emergency Department, your first stop is triage. This is the place where each patient's condition is prioritized, typically by a nurse, into three general categories.
The categories are: Immediately life threatening Urgent, but not immediately life threatening Less urgent This categorization is necessary so that someone with a life-threatening condition is not kept waiting because they arrive a few minutes later than someone with a more routine problem. The triage nurse records your vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiratory rate and blood pressure). She also gets a brief history of your current medical complaints, past medical problems, medications and allergies that she can determine the appropriate triage category. Then depending on your triaged categorization you will be asked to wait in the waiting area until there is a treatment room ready for you. Our new Emergency Department will have two private triage rooms ready to serve you when needed.
1 IN 4 PATIENTS
Are residents of Hamilton, Niagara and other areas
2 IN 4 PATIENTS Are residents of Dunnville
3 IN 4 PATIENTS
Are residents of Haldimand County
Making a Difference Together Our community cares! Contributions from a wide variety of individuals, service clubs, local businesses and organizations combine to make our Foundation truly successful. To our many supporters, volunteers and campaign team members, thank you!
Map of Emergency Department Usage
Volunteers ensure donors' contributions and proceeds towards healthcare are maximized. Join us on a regular basis or for just one day.
Alison and I have always believed that volunteers are crucial to a successful rural community; we have tried to volunteer in many of the organizations that have involved our family. When we were approached to help fundraise for the new Emergency Department Campaign, we knew it would be new and challenging. But as we have our family and our business here in Dunnville, what could be more important than our local hospital?
Volunteers can get involved by: joining the Every Moment Counts Campaign Team helping at the Foundation Office assisting at our signature events ...and more! If youâ€™d like to get involved or learn more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HISTORY OF GIVING
AN DREW & ALISON TO P P Campaign Team Members
43 Years of Your Support at Work... 1974
$350,000 New X-ray Equipment
$40,000 Cardiac Beds
$40,000 Cardiac Monitor
$180,000 1st Mammography Unit
$150,000 1st Bone Density Unit
$1,200,000 Radiography & Fluoroscopy Unit
WHY EVERY MOMENT COUNTS
A Message from the Campaign Vice-Chair Emergencies occur at any time and the closest Emergency Department can make all the difference in saving a life. Did you know that the demands on the HWMH Emergency Department have doubled since it was first built? The need for a new and modern Emergency Department is obvious not only for patients today, but for the emergencies of tomorrow. The Every Moment Counts Campaign is tasked with making the vision of the HWMH and the Foundation a reality by raising the money required to improve the Emergency Department experience; making it smoother, more private, having dedicated treatment areas and new equipment. Construction has begun and progressed with expected completion by this fall. Continual investment in healthcare Infrastructure is key to the health of our community. This is why I believe itâ€™s so important to get involved. With a new
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! $3,000,000
Emergency Department, the HMWH positions itself to be a modern and important part of the healthcare system in Haldimand and surrounding areas, now and for many years in the future.
$2,700,000 $2,400,000 $2,100,000 $1,800,000
Our goal is to raise $3 million and through the generosity of many donors we have reached the $1.9 million mark so far. If you or your family are interested in being a part of our campaign and contributing to the health of our community contact us at email@example.com.
$1,500,000 $1,200,000 $900,000
Your support is appreciated.
YOUR GIFTS IN ACTION
Construction Progress as of May 2018
Dunnville Hospital & Healthcare Foundationâ€™s Emergency Department Campaign
$209,617 $2,140,971 $226,447 Ceiling$209,617 Lift & Tracking Primary Healthcare Defibrillator, Ceiling Lift & Tracking System, Colonoscopy, Centre Laryngoscope Equipment System, Colonoscopy, Special Mattresses Hot-pack Therapy Kit Special Mattresses
HA V OU E YOU R B I-W SEEN EEK LY
FLY FRI OVER DA VID Y EO S?
$1,364,349 1st CT Scanner in Haldimand County
$3,000,000 New Emergency Department
VI S I T W W W . D H H F . CA T O W AT CH T H EM
N e xt e pi so de r e l e a se d o n Fr i day , Ju ne 1 st !
IT TAKES A COMMUNITY Beam Signing a Grand Success
STAY UPDATE D
On Saturday, March 24 we hosted a Beam Signing event to celebrate the Every Moment Counts Campaign and construction progress. Over 375 members of the community joined us in the HWMH courtyard to leave their mark on the structural beams. Karen Tilstra, Foundation board chair, was thrilled to see many families with young children out for the event, which included face painting, complimentary refreshments from the Tim Horton’s coffee truck, and a chance for the kids to bring their stuffed toys in for a check up with Haldimand paramedics. She hopes that the children will remember being there that day when they’re older. “We’re doing this for future generations,” Tilstra said.
HOW TO REACH U S IN PERSON: The Foundation Office is located East of the Hospital, in a green stucco building at 322 Broad Street West. BY MAIL: 322 Broad Street West Dunnville, ON N1A 1T1 Elaine Zylstra left her mark for her family and Dunnville Silo Ltd., who have been an integral part of the Emergency Department construction. “The community-spirit and outpouring of generosity from families, businesses and organizations has been very exciting and overwhelming,” said Tilstra. “We are so grateful for every gift.”
JANET DEVRIES Campaign Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
RACHEL WILLIAMS Administrative Coordinator email@example.com CHERYL EGGER Communications & Event Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Knox, HWMH nurse and her family signed the beam.
SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2018
Make donations online at www.dhhf.ca.
Visit www.dhhf.ca/beamsigning to watch the special edition drone video and more photographs from the event.
BY TELEPHONE: 905-774-2529
Charitable Registration No. 11888 9690 RR001
BE A SPONSOR CALL TODAY!
UPCOMING EVENTS Mark your calendars! To keep up-to-date on upcoming events, visit www.dhhf.ca. HATS FOR HOSPITAL June 5, 2018
34th ANNUAL DHHF GOLF TOURNAMENT June 23, 2018
CARE & WIN LOTTERY DRAWS SEE YOU THERE Freedom Oaks Golf Club 612 Sandy Bay Road, Dunnville Registration 10 AM Shotgun Start 11 AM Dinner 5 PM
PRE - REGISTER
Call 905-774-2529 or visit dhhf.ca/golf. Includes: 18 holes, golf cart, lunch, dinner, welcome package + tax receipt.
$125 $500 PER GOLFER
TITLE SPONSOR EVENT IS ON FACEBOOK! facebook.com/TheDHHF
June 25, July 25 & October 15, 2018
RIDE, RUN OR WALK FOR YOUR HOSPITAL September 22, 2018
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