Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

The KBRH Health Foundation has received a $5,325 donation from the members of the First Presbyterian Church of Trail. This donation will support the Columbia View Lodge Garden of Gratitude Project, prioritizing restoration of the garden courtyard areas at Columbia View Lodge, ensuring they are fully accessible and usable. L-R: Mission Committee Members, Lottie Bonin and Esther Brown presented this donation to Doug Sperry, KBRH Health Foundation Board Member. Photo: Submitted

Greater Trail community steps up for regional health care

Donations to music therapy, hospital care and greatest need fund

 

“Interior Health recognizes that many of our staff are tired and experiencing burnout,” said Lannon de Best. “We’ve been facing reallychallenging and unprecedented times in the last three years and our staff are really impacted.” Photo: Mulyadi/Unsplash

Patients treated in hallways as staffing levels wane at Trail hospital

“The health care sector is facing human resource shortages and KBRH is no exception,” de Best said.

 

The Rossland Health Care Auxiliary has made a generous donation of $75,000 for the Ambulatory Care Campaign. This is the final installment of a $150,000 pledge made to support the Administration Area in the new Ambulatory Care Unit at KBRH. Lindy Welsby, KBRH Health Foundation Board Chair, accepts this donation from Rossland Health Care Auxiliary members Linda Cant, Michele Cordiez and Valerie Cross (right to left). Photo: Submitted

Greater Trail community Lights Up! the hospital

Pledge Day returned live to the Waneta Mall on Friday, Dec. 2

 

The second annual Operation Owatz event crossed the finish line, meeting its fundraising goal of $30,000. L-R: Lindy Welsby, Operation Owatz event organizer; Sandra Owatz, Operation Owatz event organizer and wife of Dr. Todd Owatz; and Dr. Andrew Schumacher, General Surgeon and colleague and friend of Dr. Owatz; presented this donation to Lisa Pasin, executive director KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted

Operation Owatz hits $30K goal to benefit Kootenay Boundary patients

Movement challenge/fundraiser in memory of KBRH surgeon Dr. Todd Owatz

The second annual Operation Owatz event crossed the finish line, meeting its fundraising goal of $30,000. L-R: Lindy Welsby, Operation Owatz event organizer; Sandra Owatz, Operation Owatz event organizer and wife of Dr. Todd Owatz; and Dr. Andrew Schumacher, General Surgeon and colleague and friend of Dr. Owatz; presented this donation to Lisa Pasin, executive director KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted
“We encourage everyone to support Light-Up on December 2, and donate to our local healthcare sites to ensure your contributions improve patient care right here in the Kootenay Boundary,” says Lisa Pasin, KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Diego PH/Unsplash

Light Up The Hospitals! Pledge Day returning live to Trail mall

Who’s ready for children fa la la’ing, fiddlers a fiddlin’, dancers a…

“We encourage everyone to support Light-Up on December 2, and donate to our local healthcare sites to ensure your contributions improve patient care right here in the Kootenay Boundary,” says Lisa Pasin, KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Diego PH/Unsplash
Photo: Times file

COVID outbreak declared over at Trail hospital

Interior Health confirms seven COVID cases, no death

Photo: Times file
L-R: Leanne Heppell, executive vice president and chief ambulance officer at BC Emergency Health Services; Bruce Moffat, service medal recipient; and Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of B.C. Photo: Submitted

B.C. paramedic, formerly of Trail, recognized for 30 years of exemplary service

Bruce Moffat awarded an Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal

L-R: Leanne Heppell, executive vice president and chief ambulance officer at BC Emergency Health Services; Bruce Moffat, service medal recipient; and Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of B.C. Photo: Submitted
On Nov. 9, Interior Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Times file

COVID outbreak declared at Trail hospital, 7 confirmed cases

As of Nov. 14, there were six IH facilities in the throes of a COVID-19 outbreak, including KBRH

On Nov. 9, Interior Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Times file
For information on the proposed Lower Columbia Community Health Centre Network, visit: kootenayclinics.org. Photo: Canadian Press

Learn about the Lower Columbia Community Health Centre proposal

Group proposing new health centre to serve Rossland, Warfield, Trail, Montrose, Fruitvale, Area A & B

For information on the proposed Lower Columbia Community Health Centre Network, visit: kootenayclinics.org. Photo: Canadian Press
Dr. Paul Raju and Nurse Emily LaRochelle helped acquire supplies at the Trail hospital to send to Lady Ridgeway Hospital for children in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photos: Submitted

Kootenay medical staff send aid to children’s hospital in Sri Lanka

Kootenay nurses were able to collect and transfer 80 endrotracheal tubes and 48 laryngeal masks

Dr. Paul Raju and Nurse Emily LaRochelle helped acquire supplies at the Trail hospital to send to Lady Ridgeway Hospital for children in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photos: Submitted
L-R: Paul Butler, Foundation Board Member, accepts this donation from Richard Fish, Trail Rotary President, and Maddie Harlemovs, Waneta Rotary Secretary. Photo: Submitted

3 new baby bassinets for Trail hospital thanks to local Rotaries

Trail, Waneta-Sunrise and Rossland Rotary Clubs joined together to donate to the cause

L-R: Paul Butler, Foundation Board Member, accepts this donation from Richard Fish, Trail Rotary President, and Maddie Harlemovs, Waneta Rotary Secretary. Photo: Submitted
The incident was report the night of Thursday, Oct. 6. Image: RCMP logo

Man arrested for impersonating doctor and going on rampage at Trail hospital

The Trail man, 39 was later released from police custody on several conditions.

The incident was report the night of Thursday, Oct. 6. Image: RCMP logo
Photo: Submitted

Rossland Legion donates $5,000 to hospital

Donation to support multiple departments and facilities

Photo: Submitted
From Oct. 1 to Oct. 4 patients and visitors will temporarily be directed to the ambulance bay entrance at KBRH. Photo: Trail Times

Main entrance at Trail hospital closed for renovations Oct. 1 to Oct. 4

The emergency department entrance is not impacted by this work

From Oct. 1 to Oct. 4 patients and visitors will temporarily be directed to the ambulance bay entrance at KBRH. Photo: Trail Times
Paying It Forward: The metal art piece was donated to residents, families and workers in Poplar Ridge Pavilion. Photo: Sheri Regnier

‘Gratitude’ gifted to health-care workers at hospital in Trail

On a sunny Friday, Candace brought “Gratitude” to the hospital and quietly donated it to Poplar Ridge

Paying It Forward: The metal art piece was donated to residents, families and workers in Poplar Ridge Pavilion. Photo: Sheri Regnier
Norm Murdoch, USW Local 480 Financial Secretary, presents this donation to Kara Hannigan, Foundation Board Director.

Trail Local 480 donates $5,000 to sick children’s fund

Gordy Steep Sick Children’s Fund provide financial assistance to families travelling for medical care

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Norm Murdoch, USW Local 480 Financial Secretary, presents this donation to Kara Hannigan, Foundation Board Director.
Operation Owatz is rallying the community to get moving and raise funds for ambulatory care at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Operation Owatz

‘Let’s get moving,’ for memorial fundraiser at hospital in Trail

Operation Owatz back for a second year; goal is to raise $30,000 to support KBRH ambulatory care

Operation Owatz is rallying the community to get moving and raise funds for ambulatory care at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Operation Owatz
The stained glass window is in a room on the third floor of KBRH. Photo: KBRH Health Foundation

How a meaningful stained glass window in the Trail hospital came to be

The window was created by Gavin Holland in 2010, a stained glass artist based in Nelson.

The stained glass window is in a room on the third floor of KBRH. Photo: KBRH Health Foundation
The Warm Hearts Charitable Foundation donated $5,000 to the Urodynamics Program at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH). This generous donation will help to purchase medical equipment for the Urology Department at KBRH and allow introduction of a new service for those living with chronic and/or complex urological conditions. Debbie Wood, second vice chair KBRH Health Foundation (right), has accepted this donation from Tracy Batch, Warm Hearts Charitable Foundation Board Member. Photo: Submitted

Warm Hearts donate to specialty care at Trail hospital

Urodynamics enables the enhanced diagnosis for those requiring complex urology care.

The Warm Hearts Charitable Foundation donated $5,000 to the Urodynamics Program at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH). This generous donation will help to purchase medical equipment for the Urology Department at KBRH and allow introduction of a new service for those living with chronic and/or complex urological conditions. Debbie Wood, second vice chair KBRH Health Foundation (right), has accepted this donation from Tracy Batch, Warm Hearts Charitable Foundation Board Member. Photo: Submitted
Aaron Banfield poses in front of the non-denominational stained glass window in the soon-to-be “sacred space.” The space will support connectedness and mindfulness among patients at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Submitted

Cancer patient plans sacred space in Kootenay hospital

The space will allow patients to focus on emotional wellness and find support from their peers.

Aaron Banfield poses in front of the non-denominational stained glass window in the soon-to-be “sacred space.” The space will support connectedness and mindfulness among patients at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Submitted