Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

A $34,520 donation to the KBRH Health Foundation’s ICU/HART Project was made from the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) through Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program. The foundation is grateful to the RDKB and the Trust for this investment in regional health care. Diane Langman, RDKB chair, presented this donation to the KBRH Health Foundation on behalf of the City of Trail, City of Rossland, Village of Warfield and Area B. Photo: Submitted

Big boost for Kootenay Boundary ICU/HART Project

Money raised will be invested a range of new equipment

 

Kurtis MacGillivray, owner Kurtis’ No Frills in Trail, presented the KBRH Health Foundation with a cheque for $11,653, money the store’s staff raised in March through the daisy memorial campaign. Photo:Submitted

Daisies raise $11,000+ for cancer care at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

Paper daisies are distributed at the store tills then entered into a draw for prizes

 

L-R: Megan Caron and Marci Brooks presented the Crowe class’ donation to the KBRH Health Foundation last week. Photo: Submitted

Grads at Trail high school raise money for mental health care

Funds were raised by students running laps (pledged) around the two Trail bridges

 

After consultation with the Physician Mural Design Team, consisting of Drs. Babensee, Benzer, Peter Krampl, and Carolyn Stark, the group mutually chose ‘Uplifting and Joyful’ as the mural’s focus, and unanimously agreed on a concept proposed by Tyler Toews.Photo: Submitted

Greater Trail doctors commission massive ‘Gratitude Mural’

Kootenay Boundary Physicians Association strive to uplift and bring joy into an otherwise dark time

After consultation with the Physician Mural Design Team, consisting of Drs. Babensee, Benzer, Peter Krampl, and Carolyn Stark, the group mutually chose ‘Uplifting and Joyful’ as the mural’s focus, and unanimously agreed on a concept proposed by Tyler Toews.Photo: Submitted
LeRoi Community Foundation President, Scott Daniels presented a $12,000 donation to the KBRH Health Foundation.#ECSFund	Photo: Submitted

Foundation donates $12,000 to Kootenay Boundary COVID relief

KBRH Health Foundation received $12,000 towards its COVID-19 Greatest Need Fund #ECSFund

LeRoi Community Foundation President, Scott Daniels presented a $12,000 donation to the KBRH Health Foundation.#ECSFund	Photo: Submitted
Patsy Lesiuk died at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on March 11. She became infected with COVID-19 at Kelowna General Hospital in February. Photo: Courtesy the Lesiuk family

Trail family seeks answers after losing mother to COVID-19 infection

Patsy Lesiuk contracted the novel coronavirus at Kelowna General Hospital in February

Patsy Lesiuk died at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on March 11. She became infected with COVID-19 at Kelowna General Hospital in February. Photo: Courtesy the Lesiuk family
SMS Italo Canadese has donated $50,000 to the ICU/HART Project at KBRH. Campaign funds will upgrade mandatory medical equipment to advance care for critically ill and injured patients. SMS Italo Canadese members Lina Horan (left) and Toni Driutti presented this generous donation to the KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted

Italo Canadese sell Trail hall; make big donations to local charities

SMS Italo Canadese officially registered as a fraternal mutual benefit society on March 26, 1934

SMS Italo Canadese has donated $50,000 to the ICU/HART Project at KBRH. Campaign funds will upgrade mandatory medical equipment to advance care for critically ill and injured patients. SMS Italo Canadese members Lina Horan (left) and Toni Driutti presented this generous donation to the KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted
Jolene Bruce, Registered Nurse ICU and Greg Rollins, PPL Respiratory Services, were on hand at KBRH to accept the CMA Foundation donation and display the new ventilator and one of the new IV pumps purchased with the grant. Photo: Submitted

Foundation donates $81,140 to hospital in Trail

The money was used to purchase vital new medical equipment

Jolene Bruce, Registered Nurse ICU and Greg Rollins, PPL Respiratory Services, were on hand at KBRH to accept the CMA Foundation donation and display the new ventilator and one of the new IV pumps purchased with the grant. Photo: Submitted
Construction for a new pharmacy and ambulatory care unit is underway on the second floor of the newly completed KBRH wing. Photo: Howard Regnier

Work begins on next phase of Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital redevelopment

This next phase of work is on target to finish up in 2023

Construction for a new pharmacy and ambulatory care unit is underway on the second floor of the newly completed KBRH wing. Photo: Howard Regnier
The Trail Hospital Auxiliary has donated $5,000 to the ICU/HART Project. Allana Ferro, president Trail Hospital Auxiliary, presented this donation to the KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted

Trail Hospital Auxiliary donates $5,000 to aid the most critically ill

Money will go to buy new equipment for the KBRH ICU and HART

The Trail Hospital Auxiliary has donated $5,000 to the ICU/HART Project. Allana Ferro, president Trail Hospital Auxiliary, presented this donation to the KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted
“These nurses personify my idea of a frontline hero,” says IH’s Crystal White. Photo: Jude Beck on Unsplash

Trail ICU nurse travels north to help overwhelmed hospital staff

The University Hospital of Northern B.C. was dealing with challenging staffing issues in December

  • Feb 2, 2021
“These nurses personify my idea of a frontline hero,” says IH’s Crystal White. Photo: Jude Beck on Unsplash
Long-term care staff and physicians from the priority group received their first dose of Moderna vaccine on Friday, Jan. 15, including Dr. Corrine Knox. Photo: Submitted

Moderna vaccine arrives in Trail

Vaccine rollout began in West Kootenay with long term care residents and staff the first recipients

Long-term care staff and physicians from the priority group received their first dose of Moderna vaccine on Friday, Jan. 15, including Dr. Corrine Knox. Photo: Submitted
Construction for a new pharmacy and ambulatory care wing is underway at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital as the regional centre readies to open a Chronic Pain Clinic, thanks to fundraising efforts from the KBRH Health Foundation and anesthesiologist and pain specialist Dr. Kollipara. Photo: Jim Bailey

$38M building contract awarded for Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

Construction of the new ambulatory care and pharmacy departments is expected to finish in 2023

Construction for a new pharmacy and ambulatory care wing is underway at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital as the regional centre readies to open a Chronic Pain Clinic, thanks to fundraising efforts from the KBRH Health Foundation and anesthesiologist and pain specialist Dr. Kollipara. Photo: Jim Bailey
Photo: Monika Stawowy on Unsplash

Kootenay Boundary Light-Up the Hospitals! goes virtual

Focus of Light-Up is the Chronic Pain Service Project at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

  • Dec 8, 2020
Photo: Monika Stawowy on Unsplash
Kyle Boutin, Director Trail Fire Fighters Charitable Society presented a $2,500 donation to Lisa Pasin, Director of Development KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted

Trail firefighters donate to chronic pain clinic

Trail Firefighters Charitable Society has donated well over $110,000 to causes in the past decade

Kyle Boutin, Director Trail Fire Fighters Charitable Society presented a $2,500 donation to Lisa Pasin, Director of Development KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted
In recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Fruitvale resident Jack LaRocque wants people to know that anyone can be affected by lung cancer, even non-smokers. Photo: Jim Bailey

Kootenay man shares experience, non-smokers get lung cancer too

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

In recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Fruitvale resident Jack LaRocque wants people to know that anyone can be affected by lung cancer, even non-smokers. Photo: Jim Bailey
The Kootenay Boundary Physician Association is sponsoring a pumpkin carving contest at KBRH. Photo: Submitted

‘Carve your hearts out’ at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

Pumpkin carvings by KBRH staff will be on display Thursday and Friday in the hospital lobby

The Kootenay Boundary Physician Association is sponsoring a pumpkin carving contest at KBRH. Photo: Submitted
The KBRH project involved using bedside ultrasound to help guide fluid removal during hemodialysis. (Photo by Robina Weermeijer on Unsplash)

Innovative Kootenay Boundary study augments care for renal patients

Project called the Lung Ultrasonographic Assessment of Volume Status in Hemodialysis Patients

The KBRH project involved using bedside ultrasound to help guide fluid removal during hemodialysis. (Photo by Robina Weermeijer on Unsplash)
Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital staff opened the new emergency room with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

KBRH new Emergency Department open for business

KBRH Health Foundation commits $1-million to Emergency Department project

  • Sep 1, 2020
Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital staff opened the new emergency room with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, Sept. 1.
KBRH first patient: Patient Derrick Leduc was assessed by KBRH Registered Nurse Martina Osman shortly after the new KBRH emergency department opened to patients, Sept. 1. (Submitted photo)

Video: Doors open to $19M emergency wing at hospital in Trail

KBRH Health Foundation commits $1-million to Emergency Department project

KBRH first patient: Patient Derrick Leduc was assessed by KBRH Registered Nurse Martina Osman shortly after the new KBRH emergency department opened to patients, Sept. 1. (Submitted photo)