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
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…
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!
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…
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…
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!
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.
Care From The Heart Day
Presenting the 7th annual Care From The Heart Day! Our annual radiothon hosted from the hospital foyer will run from 7 AM-7 PM on March 12th. A yearly fund-raiser for the hospital foundation with proceeds this year going to support the research Dr. Omar Farooq is doing right here in Fort Saskatchewan! To donate to this great cause on March 12th you can call 780-342-3115 or come to the hospital in person and donate, or simply click here and donate anytime!
Dr. Omar Farooq on his Research at FSCH
In November the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital Foundation (FSCHF) was approached by Dr. Omar Farooq, a general surgeon here at our community hospital. He came to the board with an ambitious proposal: to fund three research projects that were to be carried out in our hospital. With the goal being to not only enhance healthcare at home in Fort Saskatchewan, but everywhere colonoscopies and hernia repairs are done. The clear potential of these studies made the board’s decision simple, and it is no surprise it was a unanimous decision to award Dr. Farooq with more than $70,000 over the next…