MISSION of the BMP Foundation
The Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital Foundation contributes to improving the accessibility and quality of health care provided to the population of Brome-Missisquoi. Through the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital and the services the Hospital also provides outside the boundaries of its walls, the BMP Foundation contribute to the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment and the implementation of projects for the continuous improvement of health care and related services.
ACHIEVEMENTS of the Foundation
Since 1993, the BMP Foundation has raised more than 32 million invested in:
- Purchasing state-of-the-art equipment;
- Modernizing medical facilities;
- Providing additional training for healthcare staff;
- Scholarships for students wanting to pursue a career in healthcare.
HISTORY of the BMP Hospital and its foundation
The history of the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital and its Foundation is a story of committed citizens concerned by the health of their community. Over the last hundred years, the population of Brome-Missisquoi has not only supported on several occasions the institution, but also made its success.
1910 – The needs of a growing community demanded greater care than a few general practitioners could provide. A group of doctors and local residents purchase an old hotel to transform it into a hospital
1911 – Opening of the District of Bedford General Hospital
1931 – The hospital became known as the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital as a result of a legacy the late Edward Calvin Perkins
1952 – An important fundraising campaign is launched to allow the construction of a modern building, once again residents showcase their support
1989 – Launch of a major capital campaign that will lead to the of founding of a non-profit organization
1993 – Establishment of the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital Foundation
1999 – Threatened with the loss of its traumatology Centre, over 2,500 people encircled the Hospital to show their disapproval of the potential loss
2005 – Confirmation of the Hospital’s expansion and redevelopment plan by Minister of Health and Social Services Philippe Couillard
2008 – Major campaign to raise $10 million for modernizing the emergency room, the construction of a new outpatient clinic, the addition of 60 long-term care beds and the purchase of new equipment
2015 –BMP Foundation suggested the creation of a Health committee including leaders of the MRC Brome-Missisquoi for the advancement of certain critical files concerning the community