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Welcome to Drumheller Area Health Foundation

The Drumheller Area Health Foundation seeks and administrates funds for the purchase of equipment and the enhancement of existing programs relating to health care in our area, not funded by Alberta Health Care. 

 

Current News


 Hip-Hop for a Cure 2nd Event!

Published March 30, 2018

Frank Boltz, Raw Star Entertainment and friends had their 2nd Annual Hip-Hop for a Cure at the Border Crossing Pub.  Thank you to all for your commitment!  Sounds like you had an awesome time and a successful fundraiser.


 Ashleigh Harrison awarded the 2017 Gaye Ross Memorial Scholarship

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Published October 24, 2017

The Drumheller Area Health Foundation and Bob Ross were pleased to award Ashleigh Harrison of Morrin Alberta the 2017 Gaye Ross Memorial Scholarship.  Ashleigh was one of 8 applicants for this year's scholarship of $1,000.  She's currently enrolled with the University of Calgary in the Bachelor of Nursing program and is in her 4th year there.  She easily met and exceeded the criteria established for the award and we hope that she will continue to excel and return to Drumheller to join our hospital's team.

The Gaye Ross Memorial Nursing Scholarship was established in 1998 by Bob Ross, Gaye's husband, and the Registered Nurses working in the Drumheller Health Centre.  Since the inception of the scholarship, a student has been chosen each year and has received $1,000 to support their education to become a Registered Nurse or a Registered Psychiatric Nurse.  The Drumheller Area Health Foundation administrates this scholarship and applications are reviewed in September of each year.

Pictured left to right: Linda Ames, Administrator of the Drumheller Area Health Foundation; Bev Krabsen, Foundation Board Member and Education Committee member; Bob Ross; Ashleigh Harrison; Cathy Morse, Foundation Board of Directors, Secretary; Sterling Martin, Site Manager;

If you're interested in applying for next year's scholarship or you'd just like a bit more information on criteria for this award, please go to our website and print up an application form or pick one up at our office at 351 - 9th St. NW, Drumheller AB T0J 0Y1.  Forms must be submitted to the Foundation office no later than midnight September 1 2018.

 


 

The Latest Gaye Ross Scholarship will be awarded on October 24th for 2017 

Published October 17, 2017

The winning candidate will be awarded their scholarship at the Drumheller Health Centre on Tuesday, October 24th.  Check back at that time to find out who the lucky scholar is.

If you're interested in applying for next year's scholarship or you'd just like a bit more information on criteria for this award, please go to our website and print up an application form or pick one up at our office at 351 - 9th St. NW, Drumheller AB T0J 0Y1.  Forms must be submitted to the Foundation office no later than midnight September 1 2018.

 


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The #HeartToHeartSociety of Drumheller donate $18,236.00 to fund the purchase of a Life Pack 15 for the Drumheller Health Center Operating Room. 

Published October 17, 2017

Pictured here are:  Second Row: John Liley,  Flo Moffatt, Coleen Gordon, Trevor Gough, Tom Diprose, Colleen MacDonald  Front Row: Linda Ames, Sterling Martin, Dr. R. Ram, Barb Penner and Irene Kohut.  


 

Cuts For Kids Pledges Garner $1,185 for Baby Warmers 

Published: July 11 at 3:44pm ·

Kimberly Blzin and her mom just came by the office with the pledges from a great #fundraiser on June 27th.  She received support and pledges for cutting her hair to raise money for the Baby Warmers we're currently working to get for the Hospital.  Through the great support of her friends and family - plus a great cut by #BoldEfexxHairShop (located at 376 Centre Street in Drumheller), who cut Kimberly's hair for free -  $1,185 will be supporting the Baby Warmers in our Acute Care in the #DrumhellerHealthCentre. Great job!

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Upcoming Events


 This Year's Fundraising Efforts are to Improve the Intensive Care Unit

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This year we are raising money to purchase a upgrades for our Intensive Care Unit.  The Foundation’s Board of Directors approved the funding for a Ventilator in the ICU of our hospital.  This will cost about $36,000 and is a full feature, intensive care ventilator that combines both invasive and noninvasive modes with additional options such as high flow oxygen therapy.  It will be able to be used in any size patient - even our youngest if needed. 
With it's compact design it is ideal for use in both the delivery room as well as the intensive care unit, and the emergency ward.  This is the same unit that is used by STARS so will facilitate transitioning from one medical team to another in a very smooth manner for the patient in crisis. 
Next we hope to raise enough money to pay for 4 new, state-of-the-art patient beds for that area.  $96,000 is needed for this purpose. 
Last but not least, the hospital is in need of a Wound Evacuator for our critical Emergency needs.  This tool is used to flush out wounds more completely, which will speed healing for people who’ve received serious injury.  This would cost $23,000.  It is currently being rented from Red Deer when needed .  This adds many days to each patient’s hospitalization, not to speak of the additional costs to the hospital for rent and transportation.
Please support the Drumheller Area Health Foundation.  In doing so, you will help us reach our goal of improving the Intensive Care Unit.  Help us improve Drumheller health care this year by donating to the Greatest Need fund or the area of your choice.

 

 

 

P: 403.820.7860F: 403.823.5857E: info@drumhellerhealthfoundation.com
Drumheller Area Health Foundation, 351 9th Street NW, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y1
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