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Events Coordinator

About the Foundation: In a hospital where medical equipment must constantly be renewed, facilities adapted to new realities and the need for qualified personnel is constant, the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital Foundation team, supported by a community of caring people since 1993, mobilizes to raise the precious funds needed to purchase equipment and finance training. By working to improve and maintain access to healthcare, the BMP Foundation aims to make a difference in the lives of individuals facing the adversity of illness.

Role and expectations

Under the supervision of the General Manager and the Board of Directors, this person is responsible for coordinating fundraising activities (creation, organization, promotion, reporting and evaluation). He/she is also responsible for relations with sponsors and event communications.

Volunteer management is also an integral part of this position (recruitment, supervision, planning, etc.). The individual also works closely with the Communications Coordinator on visibility strategies and media relations partnerships.

Role and expectations

Under the supervision of the General Manager and the Board of Directors, this person is responsible for coordinating fundraising activities (creation, organization, promotion, reporting and evaluation). He/she is also responsible for sponsor relations and event communications.

Volunteer management is also an integral part of this position (recruitment, supervision, planning, etc.). The incumbent also works closely with the Communications Coordinator on visibility strategies and media relations partnerships.

Key skills required

The person in this position must have a keen interest in the Foundation’s mission, and be able to demonstrate an understanding of its component parts.

He or she must have good stress management and time management skills, and be willing to take on a variety of responsibilities that can be adapted to the Foundation’s needs. Bilingualism, interpersonal skills, a strong sense of autonomy and proactivity are essential for this position. The person we are looking for has at least three (3) years’ experience in project coordination, or has already worked for a fundraising organization. Knowledge of the healthcare network is an important asset.

  • Appropriate degree or equivalent experience;
  • Excellent command of spoken and written French and English;
  • Good ability to use Office suite software on a daily basis;
  • Knowledge of DonorPerfect/ProDon, Constant Contact software an asset.

Social and employment benefits

  • 5 sick days per year;
  • Access to a group insurance plan;
  • Flexible work schedule and possibility of partial telecommuting at the end of the probationary period.


Permanent full-time position (40 hours / week)

Event coordination

  • Ensure the logistical organization of internal and external events;
  • Ensure rigorous monitoring of event schedules and budgets;
  • Ensure follow-up (coordination and payment) with suppliers;
  • Draft and prepare solicitation requests, and develop partnerships;
  • Seek new funding opportunities through innovative fundraising;
  • Follow up invoices (partnerships and tickets);
  • With team members, participate in the organization’s fundraising events (organization, set-up, running and closing);
  • For each board meeting, produce an analytical report on events;

Coordination of community initiatives

  • Set up a movement of community initiatives and forge links with Brome-Missisquoi businesses;
  • Establish collaborations where the company donates a portion of its profits to the foundation as part of a philanthropic day (e.g. a restaurant donates $1 per meal sold one day during the year);

Human Resources

  • Manage and motivate organizing committees;
  • Recruit, manage and thank volunteers;
  • Effectively delegate certain non-value-added tasks;


  • Write and distribute or follow up on communications tools required for events (event announcements and results);
  • Contribute to the revitalization of the website, social media and newsletter by ensuring the transmission of relevant information concerning fundraising activities;
  • Represent the organization at external events (as required);

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Thank you to The Knowlton Golf Club for hosting their traditional golf tournament for the benefit of the BMP Foundation on June 22nd, 2023!

Thanks to all participants, sponsors and silent and live auctions contributors, the organizers raised the magnificent sum of $65,260 in profits! THANK YOU ALL!

The money raised from this event will be invested to complete the financing of the purchase of two decentralized automated BMP Hospital Pharmacy cabinets for the Birthing Pavilion and the Operating Room.

Thank you to Audrey and all the members of the Knowlton Golf Club for organizing this tournament for over 30 years! Thank you for taking healthcare in the Brome-Missisquoi community to heart!

Pictured left to right: Catharie Béchamp, BMP Foundation Board member; Francis Laramée, BMP Foundation Executive Director; Elise Barakett and Audrey Bourgeois, Knowlton Golf Club Assistant Manager.

Many thanks to photographer Danny Landry for his wonderful photos of the day!

The Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital Foundation is very pleased to announce the results of La Classique BMP! On Wednesday, June 14th, all cyclists, and golfers from Brome-Missisquoi attended the Cowansville Golf Club. Thank you to Desjardins for agreeing to present this event, which has been part of the BMP Foundation’s history since its inception 30 years ago. Thanks also to Ian-Alexandre Lavoie, General Manager of Transforce Beltal Inc. for his presence and motivation as Honorary Chair of La Classique BMP 2023!

Thanks to the 176 participants, sponsors and silent auction contributors, this event raised $63,000 in proceeds! THANK YOU to all!

From left to right: Francis Laramée, Executive Director of the BMP Foundation; Margerie Légaré, Executive Director of the Caisse Desjardins de-la-Porte-des-Cantons-de-l’Est; Ian-Alexandre Lavoie, Honorary President of La Classique BMP and Maître Patrick Boucher, President of the Board of Directors of the BMP Foundation.

Activities enjoyed by all participants!

This year, the participants were particularly pampered. The cyclists, supervised by the experienced instructors of the National Cycling Center of Bromont and the radio broadcaster Yvan Martineau, had the chance to participate in a private guided tour of the new CNCB velodrome. The golfers were not left out. They were able to taste the delicious smoked meat sandwiches offered by Gosse.lin Smokehouses of Cowansville, a refreshing beer from Knowlton Co., and some bites from Allard Traiteur located in Farnham and a barbecued hot dog prepared by the Desjardins team. Sparkling maple water from Ô de Sève of Brome Lake was also offered to all participants at the brunch and the cocktail.

All the participants enjoyed this sporty day, which was spiced up with a few surprises! They were happy to see the return of a traditional fundraising formula, with a brunch, an activity, a three-course dinner, and a silent auction. Thanks to Yvan Martineau for his colorful entertainment at dinner!

Two decentralized automated cabinets

This year, all funds raised at our events and solicitation communications will be used to help fund two decentralized automated cabinets of the BMP Hospital Pharmacy. This project complements an initiative launched by the Department of Health and Human Services in 2013. To secure the storage and administration of medications on critical and high-volume care units, decentralized automated cabinets have been installed in several BMP Hospital departments.

The BMP Foundation wishes to continue to secure pharmaceuticals in two other departments that have a high use of identified hazardous drugs and narcotics: the Birthing Pavilion and the Operating Room. The acquisition of these two decentralized automated cabinets and the training of staff in the use of this new equipment represents a total investment of $171,000. Thank you to all participants of La Classique BMP for helping to make medication management safer!

Thank you for supporting La Classique BMP!

We would like to thank event presenter Desjardins as well as all the sponsors: Volta, Graymont, Doyle, Sotheby’s Groupe Barsalou Meunier, Bessette Automobiles, Uniprix Cowansville, Migué & Fournier and Lagacé Ébéniste.

Thanks also to all the collaborators of our silent auction: Susan Keays Kreations, UNGAVA, Rotoplast, Val Caudalies, Canoë et Co, Virgin Hill, Nouvelle Épicerie, Auberge West Brome, Théâtre de Lac-Brome, Anne-Marie Chagnon, Isabelle Daval – peintre, Sanders Pinault – Artiste, Bromont, montagne d’expérience, Dr. Robert S. Pincott, Studio Studio Studio, Bromont. Robert S. Pincott, Studio Nala photographe, Le Panier Champêtre, le Bouquet de Knowlton, Solstice Sauna, Euro-spa, La Bodega, Raffields Centrale, Bijouterie Deschamps, Vitalité Sureau, Domaine Château Bromont, Espace Diffusion, LB Avocats Inc, Le Groupe Ultra, Le Diable Vert, Ici et Là, Dépanneur Carrefour 74, Gallery Hors-Cadre and Brome Bird Care.

Finally, we would like to thank the partners of the event: SAQ, Centre National de Cyclisme de Bromont, Gosselin Smokehouses, Knowlton Co, Allard Traiteur, Ô de Sève, Deragon and Amaro.

The BMP Foundation would also like to thank the Cowansville Golf Club for its hospitality and collaboration, as well as the two professional golfers present on the driving range in the morning to offer advice to participants, Mr. Maxime Paiement and Mr. Pierre Dugas.

Thanks to photographer Danny Landry, who ran around trying to capture all the action of the day!

Last Friday, June 9th, Sutton’s Goyette-Hill Park was full of active children! More than 500 students from Dunham, Frelighsburg and Sutton schools and more than 50 volunteers were hard at work as part of the 2023 Olympiades pour la santé!

Committed teachers.

Thanks to the commitment of the physical education teachers in the participating schools, the BMP Foundation is delighted to have been able to put on this new event designed to get our youngsters moving. Long jump, skipping rope, running – there was plenty to challenge the participants. Each student surpassed themselves and gave their best during a total of 120,000 minutes of sport! Congratulations to every one of them!

Our events coordinator, Olivia, worked with teachers and principals to deliver an innovative, kid-friendly event. It was inspiring to see these different schools working together to build something unique. Always coming up with new ideas and taking on challenges, the teachers were actively involving the kids on the field. The BMP Foundation would like to thank them for their boundless motivation!

A strong community presence

While the event was free for students, all Brome-Missisquoi citizens were invited to support them by making a donation. Thanks to all the Olympiades pour la santé donors, sponsors and collaborators, we raised $16,000 in benefits! Thank you, everyone!

As agreed, 20% of the proceeds will be shared with participating schools. The Sutton school will use its share of the proceeds to enhance its breakfast program, while the Dunham and Frelighsburg schools will acquire new proprioception and sports equipment. The BMP Foundation will purchase state-of-the-art equipment for the BMP Hospital.

From left to right:  Michel Moreau, principal of the Frelighsburg and Dunham schools; David Nadeau, physical education teacher at the Sutton school; Donald Kerr, principal of the Sutton school; Francis Laramée, executive director of the BMP Foundation; Olivia Ranger-Enns, events coordinator of the BMP Foundation; Francis Côté, physical education teacher at the Frelighsburg school; and Mathieu Giroux, administrator of the BMP Foundation and present as an emergency nurse.

Partners and Sponsors

The Olympiades pour la santé can count on quality partners and sponsors who have not hesitated to support this event which shares common values such as the health of our youth and physical activity. First, thank you to the Sybilla Hesse Foundation and the Government of Canada’s ParticipAction program for their generous support.

Thank you to the Town of Sutton, the Fondation du maire de Dunham, the Town of Frelighsburg, Samuel Desjardins of Brunet Pharmacy (Sutton), Annie Langlois of Kubota (Sutton) and La Maison de la Pomme (Frelighsburg), Les Producteurs de lait de Montérégie-Est, Le Tigre Géant (Cowansville), Artcomposé, Lois Hardacker, John Boudreau (Coldbook), Soudure Brault, Pascale St-Onge and BMR Matériaux de Construction Sutton Inc.

Thanks also to Laura Hernandez from Yoga et Mouvement who will be organizing yoga workshops for the children and to Heather Croghan for organizing competitive floor gymnastics workshops.

Finally, a special thanks to Cambi for the presence of the ambulance and recruits during the event.

Thank you to photographer Danny Landry for the beautiful photos of the day!

The Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital Foundation would like to recognize an exceptional team! For the past 19 years, the Bromont 2×30 Hockey League has been raising funds for the BMP Foundation. Led by three long-time friends, Normand Dunlavey, Dr. Pincott and Gilles Rousseau, these fundraisers have raised an impressive $80,000. Thank you to them and to the entire hockey team that mobilizes every year to support healthcare in Brome-Missisquoi!

To recognize their commitment to the BMP Foundation, we were pleased to install a donor leaf with their name on our recognition tree in the lobby of the BMP Hospital. Through various activities such as the Bike-a-thon and the Move BMP Bouge, “Les amis du Doc” have truly succeeded in improving the quality of healthcare offered at La Pommeraie. A heartfelt thank you to the Bromont Hockey League 2×30!

From left to right: Mr. Normand Dunlavey, Dr. Robert S. Pincott, Mr. Gilles Rousseau and Mr. Francis Laramée, Executive Director of the BMP Foundation.

Spring was a time of celebration for the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital Foundation. After a Sweet BMP with sugar shack meals to go, the BMP Brunch was back at the Auberge West Brome on Sunday April 23rd, 2023. These two events raised a total of $30 215 in profits! Thank you to all participants, donors, sponsors, and collaborators!

A shared project

This year, all funds raised at our events will be used to help fund two decentralized automated pharmacy cabinets at the BMP Hospital. This project complements an initiative launched by the Department of Health and Human Services in 2013. To secure the storage and administration of medications on critical and high-volume care units, decentralized automated cabinets have been installed in several BMP Hospital departments.

The BMP Foundation wishes to continue to secure pharmaceutical products in two other departments that have a high use of identified hazardous drugs and narcotics: the Birthing Pavilion and the Operating Room. The acquisition of these two decentralized automated cabinets and the training of staff in the use of this new equipment represents a total investment of $171,000. Thanks to the money raised at My Sweet BMP and the BMP Brunch, the BMP Foundation is one step closer to acquiring these two decentralized automated cabinets.

A highly anticipated BMP Brunch!

After a three-year absence, we were pleased to see that everyone was back in force for the two services of the BMP Brunch! Thanks to the raffle held at each service, the sponsors and the 321 participants, the final profit of this fundraising event reached $28,000. Thank you once again to all the participants, sponsors, and raffle partners. We were able to offer 25 great prizes at each service! Thank you also to the Auberge West Brome for welcoming us warmly with an outstanding service and a generous and delicious cuisine.

Recognizing the volunteer commitment of Mr. François Riendeau

The BMP Brunch is also an occasion for the BMP Foundation to present the 2023 George Bristol Volunteer Award. The purpose of this award is to promote, develop and recognize the exceptional and sustained commitment of men and women who are committed to the well-being of the BMP Foundation and BMP Hospital community.

This year’s George Bristol Award will be presented to Mr. François Riendeau, a volunteer member of the BMP Scholarship Jury since the establishment of the scholarships in 2002. A former principal, Mr. Riendeau is involved on an annual basis in the review of candidates for the BMP Cegep Scholarships and the Effie Margaret Côté University Scholarships. Always curious during interviews, he loves to discuss and discover the motivations of these passionate young people! It is with great pleasure that he has devoted his time for over 20 years to complete the process of selecting and choosing the candidates.

With this George Bristol Volunteer Award, the BMP Foundation wishes to formally thank him for his time and passion. On behalf of the young people, the next generation of healthcare providers in Brome-Missisquoi, thank you Mr. Riendeau!

An Event Supported by its Community.

The BMP Foundation would like to thank everyone involved in making the BMP 2023 Brunch a success, especially the Knowlton Lions Club and the Auberge West Brome. Thank you to all the volunteers who gave of their time to ensure an impeccable service and an enjoyable experience for all participants. Thank you for their presence and involvement to Mrs. Isabelle Charest, Deputy of Brome-Missisquoi and Minister responsible for Sport, Recreation and Outdoors, Mrs. Sylvie Beauregard, Mayor of Cowansville, Mr. Robert Benoît, Mayor of Sutton, Mr. Louis Villeneuve, Mayor of Bromont as well as Mr. Richard Burcombe, Mayor of Lac Brome. Thank you to our sponsors: Desjardins, the National Assembly of Quebec, the Knowlton Lions Club, Chasco Inc, Familiprix Brome Lake, the Brown-Cournoyer team of REMAX-Quebec, the Brome Lake Dental Health Clinic. Finally, thank you to the Abercorn Bakery and La Mie Bretonne Bakery for providing the bread and croissants. Thank you to Les Fumoirs Gosselin for the smoked bacon and thank you to la Boucherie Soucy for the breakfast sausages! It was a delight!

Finally, we would like to thank all the businesses for their donations for the draw: Arselia, Au Coeur des Saisons, Avon, Brome Bird Care, Brome Lake Books, Camlen, Centre Belléza Del Sol, Cineplex Odeon, Domaine Girouard, Domaine Jolivent, F.G. Edwards, Fleurs et Smoothies, Fromagerie Missiska, Gym Athletica, Harfang des neiges, Il Gato, Indigo, La Ferme Verte, La Knowlton Co, Le Jasmin, Le Loom, Le Pleasant, Le Sillon, Lebel Objet Antiquité, Léon Courville Winery, Sutton Brouërie, Maryse Chartrand – Artist Painter, Mollie’s Dinette, Nath’Elle, On va s’aimer encore, the Parc d’environnement naturel de Sutton, Pizzeria 139, RONA, Sanders Pinault – Painter, les rotisseries St-Hubert, Solstice Sauna, Susan Pepler – Painter, Tite Frette, Theatre Lac-Brome, Verveine and Windrush.

Getting Sweet for the BMP Foundation

In March, maple syrup lovers were treated to the My Sweet BMP Sugar Shack event. Organized in collaboration with the Domaine de l’Artisan, participants enjoyed a feast to benefit the BMP Foundation. With 80 meals sold, the BMP Foundation is pleased to announce that it raised $2,215 in proceeds! Thank you!

The BMP Foundation would like to thank Michel Thibodeau and the entire team at Le Domaine de l’Artisan for their continued support of our Foundation and the La Pommeraie Health System.

In the photo from left to right: Ms. Isabelle Charest, Deputy for Brome-Missisquoi and Minister responsible for Sport, Recreation and the Outdoors; Mr. Francis Laramée, Executive Director of the BMP Foundation; Mr. Patrick Boucher, Chair of the Board of Directors of the BMP Foundation; and Mr. François Riendeau, winner of the 2023 George Bristol Award for Volunteer Achievement.

Discover the beautiful pictures of this day taken by the photographer Danny Landry:

The Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital Foundation is pleased to celebrate its 30th anniversary with you! To mark the occasion, the BMP Foundation is introducing is introducing its new look, which is modern and refined, in keeping with our history. The new colors will bring a breath of fresh air to the BMP Foundation for the next 30 years!

 A tree of generosity

With our roots firmly planted in the Brome-Missisquoi soil, the BMP Foundation tree flourishes because of each of our donors. The new logo represents just that, the leaves of our tree, the donors who care about the healthcare of our community.  The heart represents their great generosity.

The stem that connects the donors to the tree of life is a symbol of the bond between the BMP Foundation, the hospital, and its community. A single, strong, permanent stem to hold together different leaves, reminding us that every gift counts, no matter the amount. Together, the fruits of our collective generosity form a healthy tree for the improvement of healthcare in the Brome-Missisquoi region.

To highlight this unique bond between the BMP Foundation and its donors, 2023 will also see the introduction of a new donor recognition plan. With new activities to come, the BMP Foundation hopes to strengthen its ties by giving its donors the importance they deserve.

A website designed in our image

The BMP Foundation invites you to visit our new website,, beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2022. The new website is as user-friendly as ever, with a new design and a more intuitive and dynamic layout. It is important to remain close to our community and this is undoubtedly achieved through a website that is easily accessible and that makes people want to linger on it. This is what the BMP Foundation is offering you with this new website developed in collaboration with Lotus Marketing.

Social Responsibility

To accompany this new image, the BMP Foundation is making an important shift by gradually integrating social responsibility measures. In terms of the environment, for example, the new printed products are made from recycled, recyclable or FSC-certified materials. In the coming weeks, mailings from the BMP Foundation, donated press kits and fundraising events will be designed with the goal of reducing the use of single-use materials. A specific policy on this subject is currently under review and will soon be available on the Foundation’s website. We are taking this first essential step for the environment because we want to have a positive impact for future generations.

Deep roots

The BMP Foundation has raised over $31 million in 30 years! Thank you to all the donors and volunteers who support the BMP Foundation. It is an honour to have a community so committed to the health care of its Brome-Missisquoi region! To learn more about some of the historical facts about the BMP Foundation, such as its creation, the 1999 human chain and the refurbishment of the Orthopedic Clinic, we invite you to browse the timeline on our website or in the attached document. Enjoy your reading!

Last night, October 24th, the closing evening of the 2018-2022 Capital Campaign of the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital Foundation was held. The event took place at the Domaine Château Bromont in an intimate setting with the donors and volunteers of the Campaign.

An outstanding commitment

The entire BMP Foundation team wanted to take the time to recognize the wonderful work done by each member of the Cabinet. Thanks to their mobilization, we are delighted to announce that the 2018-2022 Capital Campaign was a success! We have exceeded the $5 million goal we set at the launch of this major mobilization to reach the incredible sum of $5,202,574 raised! We are proud to be part of a region committed to improving health care with 90% of donations received coming directly from Brome-Missisquoi. Thank you!

A new Orthopedic Clinic

As part of the 2018-2022 Capital Campaign, the BMP Foundation inaugurated the new Bombardier-Beaudoin Orthopedic Clinic in 2020. The redevelopment of this clinic gives it larger, more modernized spaces that allow orthopedic physicians and the clinical team to continue to provide high quality care in an environment better suited to the needs of users. Additional technical facilities, such as medical imaging, are more easily accessible to clients with reduced mobility. In addition to the new equipment, the surface area of the new premises has increased from 241 sq² to 548 sq².

Dr. Felix Munger, orthopedist, is very excited about these changes: “Thanks to the support of the BMP Foundation, we are now working in a facility that is adapted to the reality of our patients’ needs. Being able to provide care in a welcoming, confidential, and well-designed space is a motivating factor for me and the entire Bombardier-Beaudoin Orthopedic Outpatient Clinic team. The BMP Foundation has the power to make many remarkable changes possible through community support.”

Equipment Purchases

Thanks to donors to the 2018-2022 Capital Campaign, the BMP Foundation was able to purchase over $1 million in new equipment for the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital. Among these acquisitions, 8 new cardiac monitors were purchased to improve the flow and speed of care offered. Mounted on the wall of each clinical observation cubicle, the cardiac monitors are directly and easily accessible. Staff can also monitor results directly from a new central viewing console installed at the nursing station. “Much more sophisticated, accurate and intuitive than their predecessors, they are proving to be indispensable tools in our emergency department. Our analyses can be done directly on the monitors and the monitors can be easily programmed to match the individual needs of each patient. They save us a lot of time in our workday,” explains Mathieu Giroux, nurse.

Improved Surgical Rooms

The operating room expansion project is part of the large portfolio of development projects at the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS that will run from 2021 to 2031. This project must be evaluated according to the growth of the population’s needs. For the next few years, improvements to the medical equipment and physical facilities are being planned. These projects will contribute to improve the technology of the operating room and provide more user-friendly facilities for the benefit of the clientele. The Foundation is committed to maintaining open communication to take advantage of opportunities for improvement as they arise and will communicate any improvement to its generous donors in a timely manner.

Outstanding Commitment

The Closing of the 2018-2022 Capital Campaign was also an opportunity to recognize all the members of the Campaign Cabinet who volunteered to make it a success. The entire BMP Foundation team and members of the Board of Directors wanted to seize this significant moment to recognize the commitment of an outstanding individual by awarding a George Bristol Award. The George Bristol Award has been presented since 2016 and is intended to promote and recognize the outstanding dedication of men and women who are committed to the well-being of the BMP Foundation and Hospital community. During the evening, Mr. Patrick Boucher, Chairman of the BMP Foundation Board of Directors, was pleased to present the George Bristol Award to Mrs. Lola Landes, a valued member of the BMP Foundation who has been a constant presence at all our events and deeply committed to improving the health care of our community for over 30 years!

With this award, we wish to recognize her fundraising efforts including the Spring Concert from 2005 to 2014 which generated over $240,000 for the BMP Foundation as well as her role as a member of the Board. A business leader, a strong and independent woman, Ms. Landes has been involved in several major campaigns, has participated in the 2008-2013 campaign as a cabinet member and the 2018-2022 campaign as Executive Director. Always going above and beyond the call of duty, she has consistently encouraged those around her and her team to go the extra mile and that is what has allowed her to achieve amazing results!

Thank you, Ms. Landes, for your invaluable work in bringing improvements to health care in Brome-Missisquoi. As a volunteer, board member and then Executive Director from 2015 to 2020, Ms. Landes has always been involved in some way with her BMP Hospital.

Thanks again to all our donors, major partners, and volunteers for their participation in the 2018-2022 Capital Campaign!

Once again this year, the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital Auxiliary invested in state-of-the-art equipment for the BMP Hospital. The sales from the Boutique enabled the Auxiliary to invest $40,000 in the purchase of a Chronos device for the Sterilization Department. The remaining funds were provided by the BMP Foundation to complete the purchase.

Chronos, an ecological disinfection system

Even though this unit is often unknown compared to other parts of the hospital, it is nonetheless essential to daily activities. The Chronos device is an ecological and rapid disinfection system for the disinfection of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) probes. This device will allow us to eliminate the risks related to the handling of the harmful disinfectant solution. The acquisition of the device will have a positive impact on the working conditions of hospital employees and will improve the quality and safety of the processing. While increasing the life cycle of the equipment, the Chronos system will also save time compared to the current method and therefore be more productive.

The BMP Hospital Auxiliary

The Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital Auxiliary Boutique has been a vital part of the hospital for many years. With a team of about ten volunteers, the Auxiliaries are committed to giving their time to manage and run the Hospital Boutique. They also organize a few fundraising activities such as the Christmas Raffle which is held every year.

December was a busy month for the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital Foundation! We held three different events in the space of two weeks and now, a few weeks away from Christmas, we are pleased to be able to announce the results of all three activities combined. Once again, participants were generous and enabled the BMP Foundation to continue to support health care in Brome-Missisquoi. Thanks to them, December’s fundraising activities raised more than $52,000 in profits! THANK YOU to all donors and participants!

Doctors with a heart and an ultrasound machine on their hands

On December 2nd, 3rd and 4th, the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital Foundation held its first-ever training session for physicians. Under the direction of BMP Hospital Emergency Physician, Dr. Jean-Philippe Garant, physicians had access to intensive ultrasound training in the Emergency Department. With 25 physicians enrolled and over 100 volunteers, this fundraising training event raised money for the BMP Foundation while improving the health care offered in the BMP Hospital Emergency Department! A heartfelt thank you to the initiator of this event, Dr. Garant, as well as to all the trainers, participants, numerous volunteers and Michel Thibodeau of the Domaine de l’Artisan for hosting us.

Sonia, 34 years old, was one of the volunteers on Sunday: “I had a very good experience as a volunteer. It was very interesting to see doctors in action, to see them study anatomy and discover what they are looking for in terms of anomalies in various organs or systems. And it’s obviously very interesting to see your own organs on screen while participating! Thank you, it was a pleasure for me!”

An important mobilization

With this intensive ultrasound training in the Emergency Department, the physicians had the opportunity to continue their continuing education and to obtain accreditation according to the highest Canadian standards. This training is a key element in allowing our local doctors to speed up the diagnosis and treatment of patients, particularly in trauma.

In order to obtain this accreditation, the three days of training required the mobilization of exactly 120 volunteers! These volunteers gave their time by acting as patient role models for the physicians in training. The BMP Foundation wishes to acknowledge this important collective effort! Thank you to all our patients for a day of literally lending their bodies to science and health care in Brome-Missisquoi!

Training for nurses too!

On Thursday, December 1st, the BMP Foundation also organized a training session for BMP Hospital nurses, the Echoguided Peripheral Venous Access (EPVA) course. With this training, participants learned how to puncture upper extremity vessels, as well as saphenous veins, under ultrasound guidance.

The use of this route under direct visualization saves time in urgent situations where a central route is not really indicated and therefore offers an improvement in management. This technique also improves the quality of care by avoiding unnecessary suffering for the patient by reducing the number of ineffective attempts.

A virtuoso doctor

On Sunday, December 4th, Dr. Mathieu Gaudet, emergency physician and passionate pianist, performed at a concert dedicated to the work of composer Franz Schubert at Theatre Lac-Brome. Classical music lovers were in attendance, as evidenced by the fact that the concert hall was sold out on this Sunday afternoon. The participants were happy to be able to enjoy a concert by Mathieu Gaudet who, in addition to his medical career, has been pursuing a remarkable career as a soloist, chamber musician and conductor for the past twenty years. Thank you to all who attended and to Dr. Gaudet for performing this concert in support of the BMP Foundation.

Gifts and Dinner in Support of the BMP Foundation

On Saturday, December 10th, over 150 Holiday Festins were distributed at the Domaine de l’Artisan drive-through! We would like to thank the participants who were able to enjoy the holiday season while supporting their Foundation! The Holiday Auction ended on Monday, December 12th at 1:00 pm. 46 participants bid until the last minute to obtain the coveted prizes. The winners can now check off their Christmas gifts on their to-do list before the holidays! Thank you to all the auction collaborators and Michel Thibodeau for organizing a tailor-made holiday event!

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