Lisa Hoglund, executive director, and Randy Kaardal, board of directors chair, of the newly-branded Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation (formerly the Delta Hospital Foundation). (Photos submitted)

LETTER: New name, new mandate for Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation

Newly-rebranded Delta Hospital Foundation expands its mandate to outside the hospital’s walls

Dear community members,

We’d like to introduce our new name to you: Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation (formerly Delta Hospital Foundation).

Since 1988, Delta Hospital Foundation has been the public face and philanthropic arm of Delta Hospital, raising the financial resources necessary to provide quality and innovative healthcare services, purchase priority medical equipment, fund capital campaign projects and building improvements, and support ongoing education of medical staff. Thanks to our generous donors, we have had a history of great success in this community. To date, we have raised over $43 million.

In 2012, a high level master concept plan was created for Delta Hospital, in partnership with Fraser Health. This plan details a 20-year vision of expansion and improvement for our hospital. Recently, we completed the first phase of this plan by raising our committed $7.5 million for the new Peter C. and Elizabeth Toigo diagnostic services building. Phase 2 of this master plan, currently in the planning and research stage, is to replace Mountain View Manor, our residential care facility.

As this facility will likely be a separate building located on the Delta Hospital campus, we needed to expand our charitable purposes in order to raise funds for key healthcare projects outside of the four walls of Delta Hospital.

As part of the renaming process, we met with our community to identify how best to move forward with the overall site plan for Delta Hospital. Over many months we had numerous conversations, held focus groups, facilitated surveys and interviews with representatives of all our stakeholder groups including service organizations, Delta citizens within different gender and age categories, our donors, elected officials, hospital staff, and community leaders. Through this community engagement project, we learned that there is strong support in favour of us making the changes necessary so that we can engage in community fundraising efforts to replace Mountain View Manor.

While our immediate purpose for this change is singular — to allow us to raise funds for a new residential facility — it also gives us future opportunity to support positive healthcare initiatives that may be outside the four walls of Delta Hospital but still within the community of Delta. However, we remain committed to the promise we made 30 years ago: that we will always take care of Delta Hospital.

We are excited about the future of the hospital and what this will bring to our community. We believe this expansion of our charitable mandate will be a positive change for evolving times that can help strengthen and transform healthcare services for Delta.

Warm regards,

Randy Kaardal, chair, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation board of directors

Lisa Hoglund, executive director, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation



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