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September 2016

Quality Foods Gives $10,000 Gift for New CT Scanner at NRGH

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Janice Perrino, Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation CEO, receives generous gift from John Briuolo, Managing Partner and Co-Owner Quality Foods and Dianna Rivard, Executive Assistant at Quality Foods.

Quality Foods continues its good works in the communities it serves by contributing $10,000 to the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation in support of the purchase of one of two new CT Scanners at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH). Almost 20,000 people receive CT Scans each year at NRGH.

Janice Perrino, CEO of the Hospital Foundation, said “Quality Foods is one of the Foundation’s strongest allies in healthcare. They have given almost $265,000 to the medical needs of their clients and staff living in the Regional District. They are literally putting critical equipment into the hands of professionals who aim to save our lives. There is no greater gift and we offer our thanks.”

Seamstress helps Neonatal Unit at NRGH

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Penny Thomson made her way down Island from Courtenay for a special delivery. The seamstress has been busy making delightful flannel undershirts for premature babies staying at the Neonatal Unit at NRGH.

The whimsical design and small patterns make it a welcomed surprize for parents during a trying time. Penny is part of the “25 and 4” Club, which was initiated in the United States and helps dress premature babies who cannot fit regular store-bought clothes.

Thank you Penny, what an amazing gift for our youngest patients!

TELUS Employees Give Where they Live!

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Janice Perrino, CEO of the Hospital Foundation, receives generous gift from Dirk Jezierski of TELUS. Thank you to everyone who thought of healthcare!

Our wonderful friends at TELUS made a generous visit with a donation of $2,852 demonstrating their “give where we live” philosophy! The gift was thanks to employees and retired employees directing a donation to the Foundation and TELUS matching that donation! The company gave $4.9 million to Canadian charities this year alone. Thank You to all past and present TELUS employees who have supported health for us all, and thanks to TELUS!