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.
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!
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.”
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.
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.
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!