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e are delighted to share with you highlights and recent updates of the new Patient Care Tower build, which is at the heart of the Together We Rise Campaign. We are grateful for ongoing community support and would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the donors who have made this campaign possible. Please enjoy the read!
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A Word From The Cabinet A MESSAGE FROM JIM REYNOLDS
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lbert Einstein once said, “It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.” That simple quote is what has inspired me to give back to my community, one that has in turn supported my family, my business, my career, and many facets of my life. In the past I have served on the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation Board and chaired the Campaign for Cancer Care which saw our community raise the necessary funds to help equip the current chemotherapy facility at the hospital. As a tertiary referral
hospital, Royal Inland services a large geographical area. I have always felt a responsibility to do whatever I can to help provide the residents of our large catchment area with the very best in care, and to help support the medical staff at RIH with the latest in medical equipment. The Together We Rise Tower Campaign represents the most aggressive fundraising effort in the history of the Foundation. The completion of the tower will represent only part of the growth at RIH. Following its completion, work will begin on the Emergency Department renovation, which will have a huge impact on
the care that will be offered in one of the busiest emergency departments in the province of BC. Kamloops and the surrounding communities in the Thompson-Nicola region have experienced
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A Word From The Cabinet A MESSAGE FROM KATHLEEN BIAGIONI,
A MESSAGE FROM DINO BERNARDO,
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had the privilege of having a rewarding career as a fundraiser. When you spend your days serving and working towards goals that make a difference to people's lives and a better community, that passion will not leave you. Equally fulfilling, is the opportunity to volunteer with likeminded community leaders and to work with an outstanding team of professional staff and the generous donors. Michael and I began serving the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation seven years ago as key volunteers and sponsors of the Royal Affair. We had a great time as the original hosts of Dancing Like the Stars and we are dedicated to the Pink Ribbon Charity Ball, which designates it’s funds to cancer care at RIH. Our volunteer work and philanthropy is closely linked to our social life and circle. We feel so enriched and blessed to be a part of advancing RIH while serving with the wonderful people in our lives. The Together We Rise Capital Campaign committee has been quietly raising the necessary millions of
T Kathleen Biagioni and her husband Michael Schreiner of Smith Chevrolet Cadillac dollars required to build the new hospital tower, during unprecedented times. Amazing donors have stepped up to lead and inspire with their generosity. This has been a heartfelt time for us to show our support to the outstanding healthcare providers at RIH. Quality healthcare and access to it in our community matters to me. Please think about how much it also matters to you. The time is now for you to join us in doing what you can to be part of this exciting and essential fundraising campaign to advance RIH for all of us.
he Royal Inland Hospital Foundation is near and dear to my heart as I have elderly parents who have received great care from the hospital staff over the last few years. The Foundation helps to ensure the hospital acquires the tools and resources it needs to give the high level of care all patients deserve. I was excited to hear we were going to be building a new tower and so I joined as a cabinet member because I wanted to contribute any way I could to help be a part of such a worthwhile endeavour!
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s someone who has reaped the benefits of our incredible hospital and it’s staff through the Diabetes Care Clinic, my decision was natural when it came to giving back to our Nich Schmidt and his community and getting involved beloved family with the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation as a cabinet member of the Together We Rise Campaign. Through my time and contributions towards positive transformation, I believe that together we are creating longlasting changes in our beautiful city of Kamloops. By creating a more comfortable and purposeful experience and introducing state of the art facilities and operating rooms, we are redefining the patient and family experience, which everyone deserves.
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e’re not just building a new Patient Care Tower at RIH. We’ve looked at our entire hospital site. Renovations and enhancements to existing spaces will soon be underway. Our commitment to patient and family-centred care has been at the forefront of our decisions. We have the equipment and staff in place to provide high quality care for you, your loved ones and everyone in the Thompson Cariboo Shuswap region– right here at RIH. We have the plans, the leadership and the will to make it happen. Together, that’s what we’re creating: A world-class hospital. For you and those you care about.
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others and families will have access to new, spacious rooms, during both labour and post-partum. A private space to be with their babies and loved ones where they can create new memories together. In the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the environment will be more attuned to the special emotional and psychosocial needs of our youngest, most fragile patients and families in crisis. Our new, expanded and enhanced nursery will include private rooms where parents can stay close to their baby around the clock. Additionally, the Pediatric Department will be relocated in close proximity to the consolidated Maternal and Child Health Programs.
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ith your help, inpatient Mental Health & Substance Use facilities will transform into warm, calming environments in the new tower. Places where patients can receive care in the modern spaces they deserve. The new 30-bed adult unit will include safe, private rooms for every patient with common areas and access to an outdoor patio – all conducive to healing and recovery. The Child & Adolescent Mental Health Unit will also be located in the new tower, where young patients can access the services they need to heal and grow.
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Inpatient Unit: Neuroscience, Trauma & Stroke
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A Message From Our Incredible Donors ARLENE AND JOHN WALKER PLEDGED $40,000 TO PURCHASE A PATIENT ROOM IN THE NEW PATIENT CARE TOWER
hen John and Arlene Walker believe in a cause, they do not hesitate to support it wholeheartedly. This has been demonstrated through their years of unwavering commitment and loyalty to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation. This inspiring couple moved to Kamloops in 1985 and over the years they have witnessed profound growth and development within the community. As Arlene mentioned, “The hospital is something that can so easily be taken for granted but as you get older, you begin to realize how truly important it is. Our hospital not only serves Kamloops but so many
surrounding areas and there is increased need for enhanced health care and accessibility to the essential services offered by the Royal Inland Hospital.” It was just over 10 years ago that John and Arlene Walker were connected to the Foundation through their financial advisor and they have become annual donors ever since. They have witnessed the direct impact of their philanthropy through the hospital’s ability to meet the increasing demands of the community by having the necessary funds to purchase life-saving equipment and provide medical professionals with the tools they need to provide excellent patient care.
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With this in mind, John and Arlene have pledged a special gift of $40,000 to sponsor a new room in the upcoming Patient Care Tower, offering privacy and comfort to patients and families alike. With this donation, they will have a room named in their honour to commemorate their generosity. "Do right. Do your best. Treat others as you want to be treated." –Lou Holtz
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ent Taylor, president of both Kamloops’ and Kelowna’s Sussex Insurance, is the visionary behind a creative initiative to raise $100,000 for the new Patient Care Tower at the Royal Inland Hospital. For every transaction pertaining to automobile insurance, Sussex Insurance will generously donate a portion of the proceeds to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation over the next three years. As a father, sports enthusiast, and business owner, Kent genuinely
understands the value of giving back to the community. He believes that the new Patient Care Tower will drastically enhance patient comfort and care at RIH and will act as a beacon to attract exceptional medical professionals to the area. Kent acknowledges that not everyone may have the capacity to donate to this campaign directly and so he created this initiative for that reason. “Do more for the world than the world does for you.” –Henry Ford
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ith the development of the new Patient Care Tower and 90 private patient rooms coming available, there is a need for new hospital beds, bedside stands and over-bed tables. This equipment is necessary to ensure patients receive the ultimate comfort and care during their stay at the Royal Inland Hospital. For $15,000, you can get together with a friend, family member, or a group of people and make a pledge over an extended period of time and be recognized on the new Campaign Donor Wall. Your contribution will go towards purchasing a stateof-the-art hospital bed equipped with top of the line technology that includes a built-in scale, automatic adjustment system, auxiliary hook ups, under-bed lights, and so much more. The $15,000 pledge will also include the purchase of bedside stands and over-bed tables for patients to store their belongings. WITH DONORS LIKE YOU, WE CAN OPTIMIZE REST AND RECOVERY AT RIH! For more information, call or email the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation Office at 250-314-2325 or RIHF@interiorhealth.ca.
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THANK YOU Hello Kamloops, Norkam Mechanical Group and Norkam Quality Heating would like to take the opportunity to thank and recognize the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation and all their hard working people for all they do. Our company has been involved with almost all the events that they work so hard to put together each and every year. Specifically the RIH/South Central Trucking & Industry Charity Golf Tournament. During this time we have worked closely with CEO Heidi Coleman and her tireless leader Shanah Skjeie amongst many others who make all their events so amazing and for such a good cause. Our world has been turned upside down and sideways
over the last year and a half, during this time their work has been needed the most by all they do to raise the funds to improve our hospital and all the medical services that go along with it. As well as all of the front line workers who do all they do, again I personally want to thank the RIH Foundation and everyone involved in doing what you could during this time. There are so many unseen and unheard heros here in Kamloops and you guys are among the best of them. The RIH foundation and our growing hospital make me proud to be from Kamloops. So again from all us at Norkam Mechanical group and Norkam Quality Heating THANK YOU.
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