Media Release

Business as Usual at BUH Foundation

February 22nd 2017

News Release

“Business as Usual at BUH Foundation”


North Battleford, SKDonations made to Battlefords Union Hospital (BUH) Foundation will continue to remain in The Battlefords and support BUH and Battlefords Region Home Care (BRHC), regardless of any changes to the Regional Health Authorities.  BUH Foundation is dedicated to enriching patient care at BUH and BRHC and helping to provide the safest and best possible care, experience and health for members of The Battlefords and surrounding communities.  This will continue to remain BUH Foundation’s top priority.

“It is business as usual at BUH Foundation and all donations and fundraising efforts will continue to support our hospital.  All of the medical equipment we have committed to purchase, or have purchased, will remain at BUH and BRHC.  We feel it is important to reassure all of our kind supporters as we move forward with the Foundation’s 2017 fundraising efforts that their contributions will remain within The Battlefords,” stated Mike Zaychkowsky, BUH Foundation Board of Directors Chairperson.

Upon hearing from the provincial Health Minister, Jim Reiter, that the province will be consolidating the 12 existing Regional Health Authorities into one single Provincial Health Authority, BUH Foundation representatives spoke with David Fan, CEO of Prairie North Health Region and Herb Cox, MLA The Battlefords.  They confirmed that this provincial initiative will not affect the nature of the commitments and mandate of BUH Foundation. 

The local needs of BUH and BRHC will still exist as healthcare is a continually changing field and equipment reaches its end of life.  BUH Foundation Board of Directors, staff and volunteers will continue to work hard to help meet these needs and ensure that quality healthcare is available close to home, when we need it most.

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MEDIA:

For more information, contact:

Claudette McGuire

BUH Foundation Executive Director

Ph. 306-446-6652

Email: claudette.mcguire@pnrha.ca

 

 

 

About Battlefords Union Hospital (BUH) Foundation:

Battlefords Union Hospital (BUH) Foundation is dedicated to enriching patient care at BUH through responsible stewardship of community contributions and volunteer resources.  BUH Foundation, operating independently of other healthcare organizations, is the main fundraising agency of BUH and provides funding for the purchase of capital/non-capital equipment and staff education.  Through a bequest from Victor Pearsall in 2011, BUH Foundation began the Victor Pearsall Home Care Fund allowing funding for Battlefords Region Home Care.  For more information about BUH Foundation visit www.buhfoundation.com.

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