The Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) is pleased to announce that the Public General Hospital (PGH) Foundation has made a very generous donation of $600,000 to the $6.9 million CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign. The decision was made at a recent Public General Hospital Foundation Annual General Meeting by the Board of Directors.
“Although the diagnostic imaging department is located outside of the PGH wing of the Chatham campus, we recognize the department impacts all areas of the hospital,” says Charlene Weber, Vice Chair, Public General Hospital Foundation. “The equipment being supported by the Foundation of CKHA’s campaign has the potential to benefit every person in Chatham-Kent, and we are proud to support this initiative.”
“We are absolutely thrilled to have the support of the PGH Board as we move forward in this campaign,” says Candice Jeffrey, Director of Development, Foundation of CKHA, “Almost every department in the hospital utilizes the DI department when providing treatment to patients, and this $600,000 support brings us much closer to our fundraising goal.”
This is the first transfer of funds from the Public General Hospital Foundation to the Foundation of CKHA since 2013.
About the Public General Hospital Foundation
Formed in 1983, the Public General Hospital Foundation raised funds in support of the Public General Hospital operations and services. When the hospitals amalgamated in 1998 and the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance was created, the Public General Hospital Foundation funds were held in a separate restricted fund through the Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. All disbursements of these continue to be approved by the Public General Hospital Foundation Board of Directors.
About the CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign
Launched in late 2014, the $6.9 million Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign will support CKHA in the purchase of 18 new pieces of equipment for the Diagnostic Imaging Department, including an urgently needed replacement of the dated CT Scan and a new mammography system.
To date, more than $5.3 million has been raised.
About the Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance
The Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) exists to enhance the quality of healthcare available to the citizens of Chatham-Kent by raising funds and providing other resources to support CKHA. It accomplishes this through annual campaigns, capital campaigns, major gifts, memorial giving, special events and planned giving.
To date, the Foundation of CKHA has raised over $43 million.