FSCHF Memories Give-away!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTy2z0UZeCw&feature=youtu.be Introducing the Hospital Foundation’s Memories Giveaway! We want to hear your hospital stories! Send us a story or testimonial regarding an experience you had at the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital and be entered for a chance to win a $300 gift card to Freson Bros! We will be accepting entries from January 22 – February 12. For more information and to enter visit: https://fschf.ca/community-programs/memories-give-away-2/Also, the first ten entries will win a $20 gift card to a local restaurant! We have cards from Modo Mio, Atlantic Kitchen, Fort Distillery, Hanabi, and Boston Pizza.

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Why You Should Get The Flu Shot and Where to Get it

As we deal with a new respiratory virus in SARS CoV-2, it is important that we take advantage of pre-existing prevention techniques for other serious diseases. This includes seasonal influenza. By getting vaccinated for influenza you are helping to reduce the burden on our hospitals by preventing the spread of another respiratory disease. Often people talk about getting sick with “stomach flu.” This is not the same thing as influenza, and is caused by various other less severe viruses. Elderly people, young children, pregnant women, and those with chronic conditions are at the highest risk for influenza. By getting vaccinated…

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Isolation run For Healthcare Workers

Recently, the Foundation was approached with a unique fundraising opportunity. Isolation Run is an organization utilizing fitness as a fundraising alternative. Although most recreational activities are canceled during the pandemic, running outside isn’t going anywhere! Isolation run is using running to raise funds for local care facilities to support front line workers. We are happy to be on of many organizations who have joined as benefactors. If you’d like to support us in this way, it’s super easy to do! Just register for free then select the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital Foundation as the organization you will be raising money…

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Video Update: How the Fort Sask Hospital Received it’s Panda Warmer

As we have already discussed on this blog, the incredible generosity of the Fort Sask Lion’s Club allowed for the purchase of a new Panda Warmer for use in our very own community hospital. This was a single donation of more than $30 000, which is absolutely incredible. The following video is a great presentation of the full story of how this project became a reality. The video even features interviews with hospital staff and foundation board executives, it is a great piece for anyone looking to learn more about the Panda Warmers project! https://youtu.be/jh82ymTF8Jw

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Foundation Giveaway!

The Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital Foundation is giving away $500 in gift cards to Freson Brothers along with secondary prizes consisting of gift baskets full of various cosmetics donated by WestPark Shoppers Drug Mart! To enter all you have to do is fill out the the online form linked here and you will automatically qualify for all prizes. You will be able to enter from May 1st-May 8th at 12 pm and winners will be drawn on May 9th. Additionally, you can get multiple entries into the contest (therefore increasing your odds of winning) by sharing our post about…

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Video: Foundations of Gratitude Share Your Heart Initiative

Participating in the Foundations of Gratitude initiative is a great way to show your support for the brave healthcare providers serving on the front lines during this current pandemic. Simply display a heart in the front window of your home to show these brave women and men how much you appreciate their work. You can also share the #FoundationsofGratitude on social media to help raise awareness to the cause!

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4 Ways to Stay Busy While Self-Isolating

The recent developments of Covid-19 have affected everyone in our province, country, and across the globe. We are told to stay home, practice good hygiene and practice physical distancing, but how can Covid-19 affect our health besides the obvious, getting sick? Many people are feeling anxious, lonely and uncertain. What can be done to try to make the most of staying at home? There are plenty of things you can do to make the time go by faster and feel more comfortable! Try and establish a routine, for example if you’re working from home, work the hours you normally would…

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Video: Fort Sask Lions’ Club Funds Panda Warmers

As this Year’s Care from the Heart Day came to a close it was with great pleasure that Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital Foundation’s Chairperson Ken Jackson accepted a generous donation of over $30 000, a video of which can be seen below. Huge thank you to the Fort Saskatchewan Lions’ Club for their generous donation of $31 109 to the foundation! The donation was made on this year’s Care from the Heart Day which was a radiothon event on March 12th. The funds from this generous donation will go towards supporting the neonatal program at the hospital by providing ‘Panda…

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Video: Care From the Heart Day Message from Dr. Farooq

Here’s a word on this year’s Care from the Heart Day from Dr. Omar Farooq, the general surgeon at Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital who’s medical research on cancer and hernia repair depends on your donations! Be sure to come down to the hospital on March 12th to donate in person, or simply click here to be re-directed to our donation page!

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Video: Care From The Heart Day

Watch this video to learn more about this year’s Care From the Heart Day! The Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital Foundation’s Care From the Heart Day is on March 12th and we need your support. This years funds are going towards research being carried out by one of our local doctors: Dr. Farooq, right here at our community hospital. You can donate in person on March 12th in the hospital foyer, by calling 780-342-3115 on March 12th, or anytime by clicking the link here.

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