EKFH’s East Kootenay Regional Hospital ICU Redevelopment Campaign has received another major gift thanks to CANFOR.

CANFOR’s East Kootenay Operations is dedicating $9,000 from its charitable giving program to support the hospital foundation’s fundraising effort to fully equip the only ICU unit in the region.

“We are pleased to be able to dedicate a portion of our profits toward giving back to the communities we are a part of.  Access to quality health care is an important part of where we work and live and the new ICU will be an incredible addition to our regional hospital,” explains Kevin Horsnell, General Manager Operations.

The new ICU is anticipated to be commissioned in the spring of 2016 and will have 6 beds versus the present 4 beds.  The ICU is supported by four specialized physicians (internists) and a team of nine specially trained registered nurses.

Your ICU needs you… to show your critical support for intensive care, please consider making a donation on-line at www.ekfh.ca.