News Release

April 21, 2016
 
 

Health Care Foundation Awards Over $50,000 in Grants to Enhance Patient Comfort and Care

St. John’s, NL - The Health Care Foundation held a ceremony today to award over $50,000 in grant funding to frontline employees at Eastern Health to enhance patient comfort, care and well-being. 

“Comfort in Care™ invests in items that make a huge difference in the lives of our patients and their families,” said Debbie Patten, Chair of the Health Care Foundation’s Board of Directors. “It could be a sleeper chair that allowed you to stay comfortably near your family member when they were most vulnerable or a warm blanket that provided you with relaxation and comfort when you needed it the most. With the help of frontline health care professionals, we are able to ensure patients receive both quality and comfortable care.”

Through the Comfort in Care Program, grant funding is available to health care professionals to purchase items that will help them work more efficiently, all while enhancing their patients’ comfort and care. This year, a total of 49 grants were awarded to health care professionals for the purchase of patient comfort items. A complete list of grant recipients can be found below. 

Funding for the 2016 Comfort in Care™ grants has been provided by Johnson Insurance and the Gary Rowe Memorial Comfort in Care Fund. Donations are also received from individual donors who give to the Health Care Foundation’s Comfort In Care™ program.

“It is a privilege for Johnson Inc. to continue our support of the Health Care Foundation and in particular the Comfort in Care™ program,” said Bob Dowden, Vice-President, Group Benefits, Atlantic Canada, Johnson Insurance. “It is always rewarding when you get to witness how these comfort items contribute to the everyday care and support of patients and their families.” 

For more information about Comfort in Care™ or giving to the Health Care Foundation, please visit: www.healthcarefoundation.ca

About the Health Care Foundation

The Health Care Foundation is committed to raising and stewarding funds for the advancement and enhancement of patient comfort and care, medical equipment, research and education within adult hospitals and facilities serving the St. John’s region. Through its fundraising initiatives, the Health Care Foundation assists Eastern Health in providing health care for the St. John’s region and specialized tertiary health services for the entire province.

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Media contact:
Jackie O’Brien
Manager, Communications and Stewardship
Health Care Foundation
jackiea.obrien@healthcarefoundation.ca 
(709) 777-5906

 


Backgrounder - Comfort in Care™ 2016 Grant Recipients

The following individuals have been awarded over $50,000 collectively in grant funding:

 

  1. Airdrie Miller, Rehabilitation Day Services, Dr. L A Miller Centre – EZ Trainer
  2. Dr. Afshan Afsahi, Medicine/Surgery/Cardiology, St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital – three white noise machines
  3. Amy Fowler and Candace Duffy, 4 North A, Medicine, Health Sciences Centre – Sara Lift
  4. Andrew Coffin, 4 South B, Neurology/Stroke, Health Sciences Centre – shower chair
  5. Angela Power, 4 South B, Stroke Unit, Health Sciences Centre – height adjustable work table with tilt top
  6. Annette Langmead, Gynecology, Health Sciences Centre – sleeper chair
  7. April Coles, 4 North B, Burn Unit, Health Sciences Centre – entertainment equipment
  8. Catherine Hickey, Geriatric Psychiatry Day Hospital, Dr. L. A. Miller Centre – patient education
  9. Catherine Smith, 4 East/5 East, St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital – bariatric wheeled walker
  10. Celyeste Hill, MSICU, Health Sciences Centre – easy clean commode
  11. Charlene Edwards, Geriatrics, Waterford Hospital – television with DVD player and cart
  12. Charmaine Lane and Jackie Brockerville, 7 West and 7 East, St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital – blanket warmer
  13. Christa Short, 5 North B, Obstetrics, Health Sciences Centre – comfort chair
  14. Corrine Cameron, PAU/SSU, Waterford Hospital – comforters for patients, entertainment for waiting room
  15. Dave Mercer, 5 South A, Cardiac Critical Care, Health Sciences Centre – Broda chair
  16. Dave Mercer, 5 South A, Cardiac Critical Care, Health Sciences Centre – donated Elite 100 Doppler
  17. Emily Eaton, 4 North A, Health Sciences Centre – bariatric broda chair
  18. Jeannie Harding, Endoscopy, Health Sciences Centre – iPad and case 
  19. Jeannie Harding, Endoscopy, St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital – iPad and case 
  20. Jill Seviour, Physiotherapy, St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital – television 
  21. June Peckham, Endoscopy Unit, Health Sciences Centre – blanket warmer
  22. Kalynn Cameron, Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care, Health Sciences Centre – blanket warmer
  23. Karen Crews, 4 East, St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital – iPad and case
  24. Katherine Walters, Nursing Unit, Dr. Walter Templeman Health Care Centre – broda pedal rocker 4BR
  25. Katherine Walters, Nursing Unit, Dr. Walter Templeman Health Care Centre – broda tilt recliner
  26. Katherine Walters and Jody O’Brien, Nursing Unit, Dr. Walter Templeman Health Care Centre – iPad pro tablet with case
  27. Kathy Simmons, Physio and Ambulatory Treatment, Health Sciences Centre – bariatric wheelchair and cushions
  28. Kelly Jackson-Pritchett, Rehabilitation Day Services, Dr. L. A. Miller Centre – roho custom recliner system
  29. Kelly Littlejohn, Art Instruction Program, Waterford Hospital – various items for waiting room
  30. Kim Smith, West 2 A, Waterford Hospital – various entertainment activities and equipment
  31. Lisa Crawford, 4 South A, Health Sciences Centre – folding chairs
  32. Lisa Crawford, 4 South A, Health Sciences Centre – wall clocks
  33. Lisa Heale, 7 West, St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital – bariatric bath chair
  34. Lisa Heale, 4 West, St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital – bariatric bath chair
  35. Mallory Peacock, 4 South B, Health Sciences Centre – hemi-walker and transfer board 
  36. Melanie Scott, 4 North A, Health Sciences Centre – wheelchair
  37. Michelle Moore, 4 North A, Health Sciences Centre – broda chair
  38. Olive English, Pam Burry, Martina Hickey and Don Gulliver, Day Treatment Program, St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital – furniture
  39. Pam Druken, 4 North A, Health Sciences Centre – vein finder
  40. Pamela Moulton, Rehabilitation Day Services, Dr. L. A. Miller Centre – ultralight move wheelchair 
  41. Pat Rodgers, Critical Care Unit, Health Sciences Centre – patient bedside radios
  42. Paula King, 4 South B, Health Sciences Centre – patient room wall clocks
  43. Dr. Robert Mercer, Geriatric Psychiatry Day Hospital, Dr. L. A. Miller Centre – various items for garden
  44. Robyn Kelly, 4 South B, Health Sciences Centre – pressure sensitive chair arm alarm
  45. Ron Corcoran, 4 East/5 East, St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital – warming cabinet
  46. Suzanne Bungay, Critical Care, Health Sciences Centre – entertainment equipment
  47. Tanya Gladney, Bronchoscopy Suite, Health Sciences Centre – Harmony procedure chair with IV pole attachment
  48. Tina L. Smith, East 3 A, Waterford Hospital – assorted art work
  49. Vanessa Burry, 4 South B, Health Sciences Centre – stationary foot peddle with digital display

 

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