The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation raises $480,000 thanks to the 19th edition of the Lakeshore Ball!

Pointe-Claire (Québec) – November 19, 2019 – The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation is extremely pleased to announce that the 19th edition of the Lakeshore Ball, which was held at the Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel on November 16th, raised $ 480,000, which will be used to improve the level of care provided by the Lakeshore General Hospital. This resounding success is namely due to the generous Co-Presidents of the Ball, Air Canada Rouge, Couvertures West Island, David Brown Santasalo, Desjardins, The Mehra Family Foundation, Roxboro Excavation Inc., and the many sponsors of the event.

Over 300 guests and dignitaries enjoyed an elegant and entertaining evening, which included a cocktail, five-course meal, open bar, silent auction, as well as beautiful performances, starting with a violinist and ballet dancers who opened the evening. Guests also witnessed the creation of a painting by famous artist Eric Waugh, and had a blast dancing to the live performance by the band Electrik. Emotion reached its peak when sand artist, Marie Linda Bluteau, created a breathtaking story of a distressed 911 call, followed by the patient being rushed to the Lakeshore General Hospital by ambulance for a hemorrhagic stroke, and the life-saving care he received.

“I am extremely grateful to our generous Co-Presidents, Sponsors and Silent Auction Donors, as well as our Ball Committee, Board Members, Volunteers, Foundation Team, and to our 300 guests who made the 19th Annual Lakeshore Ball such a success. The funds raised through this event make a huge difference for the Lakeshore General Hospital, as they allow us to fund projects and purchase state-of-the-art equipment so that we can continue to offer premium care to our community,” said Heather Holmes, Managing Director of the Foundation.

 

Annual Partners: The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation would like to thank the following for signing on as official partners and supporting its mission: Desjardins, Air Canada Rouge, Montreal Gazette, Groupe Spinelli, The Suburban, West Island Blog, Ask Mama MOE, Bayshore HealthCare, BC 360, Carolyn Flower International, Centre Dentaire Lakeshore, Château Dollard, Château Vaudreuil, Check6 Media, Cités Nouvelles, Club Piscine Pierrefonds, Cocotte Films Inc., Duke & Devine’s, évoilà5 Pointe-Claire, Kim McKay Fitness, Mauve Mango Creations Inc., Medicom, Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, Pharmaprix Lakeshore/MedEquip, Plaza Pointe-Claire, Terranian Productions, The People Guru, TWMG Inc. Financial Services and West Island Mommies.

 

About the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation
Founded in 1964, the Foundation’s mandate is to collect the necessary funds to improve patient care at the Lakeshore General Hospital. In this way, it contributes to the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment, major structural renovations, and assists in supporting programs and specialized training for the professional staff, providing funding to initiatives not supported by the government.


Photo, from left to right:

  • Jean-Yves Brunet, Couvertures West Island
  • Ron Mehra, The Mehra Family Foundation
  • Pina Guercio, Air Canada Rouge
  • Serge Poirier, Desjardins 
  • Shaun McMahon, Co-host
  • Janet Grant, David Brown Santasalo
  • Heather Holmes, Managing Director of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation
  • Yvon Théorêt, Roxboro Excavation Inc.
  • Dr. Fadi Aris, Director of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation’s Board
  • Renée Yardley, Director of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation’s Board
  • Dr. Fiore Lalla, Co-Chair of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation’s Board
  • Najia Hachimi-Idrissi, Associate director and COO of the Montreal West Island IUHSSC
  • David Cescon, Co-Chair of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation’s Board

More good news for the Lakeshore General Hospital! A new fully equipped CT-Scan room in the West Island!

Pointe-Claire (Québec)—November 18, 2019—Today, the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation and the Lakeshore General Hospital, a facility of the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal (Montreal West-Island IUHSSC), announced the opening of the brand new, fully equipped CT-Scan room. Thanks to the generosity of donors, the new CT-scan is equipped with innovative elements to improve the quality of care offered to patients. Centrally located in the hospital, the new facility is easily accessible for all patients and can perform up to 75 tests per day.

This morning, in front of elected local officials, major donors, corporate partners and hospital staff, Ms. Heather Holmes, Managing Director of the Foundation welcomed guests and introduced Yvan Carbonneau, Director of the Executive Office of the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, who highlighted the benefits of this new room for the West Island population.  He was followed by Dr. Fadi Aris, Head of Medical Imaging of the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, who presented the new equipment. Dr. Aris also explained how the Foundation’s contribution enhances the quality of the service offered at the Lakeshore General Hospital with the purchase of:

  • An Advanced Detector for the CT-Scan, which improves the image resolution so much that radiation doses can be reduced and sensitive body parts can be protected. The high quality images this detector provides is a paramount advantage when monitoring the effectiveness of treatments of our oncology patients.
  • A virtual skylight to make the room more welcoming and less intimidating. While lying down to receive their diagnostic tests, patients can now benefit from a stress-reducing view of the sky. It increases the comfort level, which is key for a successful scan.

“The New CT is the most advanced in its class. Thanks to quality of the images, our patients benefit from a faster diagnosis. It also enables us to perform tests and procedures that we could not do on-site before.  For example, we can now use low-dose radiation for early detection tests for lung cancer. In short, the quality of the image is so much better that we can perform the same tests but with a reduced dose.  This is great news for our patients” explained Dr. Aris.

“I am very grateful to the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation for their generous support. Thanks to their important contribution coupled with a grant from the Ministry of Health and Social Services, the Lakeshore General Hospital now has a state-of-the-art CT Scan to offer its patients. Faster and greatly improved images will help the health care team arrive more quickly to the right diagnosis. Modernizing equipment at the Lakeshore General Hospital is a priority for the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal. Thanks to the generosity of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation, we are getting closer to reaching our goal,” says Lynne McVey, President & CEO of the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal

“It’s a very exciting time for us since this new service in medical imaging follows a series of good news announcements at the Lakeshore General Hospital, including the reduction of the infection rate by 35%, the inauguration of 4 new ICU rooms and the opening of the multifunctional radiology room. I must confess that it is a great feeling for us at the Foundation to show everyone in the West Island what we can achieve together, for our hospital,” adds Heather Holmes.

 

Annual Partners: The LGHF would like to thank the following for signing on as official partners and supporting the Foundation in its mission: Desjardins, Air Canada Rouge, Montreal Gazette, Groupe Spinelli, The Suburban, West Island Blog, AMJ Campbell, Ask Mama MOE, Bayshore HealthCare, BC 360, Carolyn Flower International, Centre Dentaire Lakeshore, Château Dollard, Check6 Media, Cités Nouvelles, Club Piscine Pierrefonds, Cocotte Films Inc., Duke & Devine’s, évoilà5 Pointe-Claire, Kim McKay Fitness, Mauve Mango Creations Inc., Medicom, Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, Pharmaprix Lakeshore/MedEquip, Plaza Pointe-Claire, Terranian Productions, The People Guru, TWMG Inc. Financial Services and West Island Mommies.

 

About the LGHF
Founded in 1964, the Foundation’s mandate is to collect the necessary funds to improve patient care at the Lakeshore General Hospital. In this way, it contributes to the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment, major structural renovations, and assists in supporting programs and specialized training for the professional staff, providing funding to initiatives not supported by the government.


Photo, from left to right:

  • Monsef Derraji, MNA for Nelligan
  • Gregory Kelley, MNA for Jacques Cartier
  • Véronique Rodella, Chief of the Medical Imaging Department, Direction of Multidisciplinary Services of the MWI IUHSSC
  • Heather Holmes, Managing Director of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation
  • John Belvedere, Mayor of Pointe-Claire
  • Fadi Aris, Chief of Medical Imaging for the MWI IUHSSC
  • Nadine Larente, Director of Professional Services for the MWI IUHSSC
  • Yvan Carbonneau, Director of Information Resources, of Biomedical Engineering and of the Executive Office of the MWI IUHSSC
  • Carlos J. Leitão, MNA for Robert Baldwin
  • Sophie Ouellet, Director of Multidisciplinary Services of the MWI IUHSSC
  • Richard Legault, President of the Board of the MWI IUHSSC

Close to $40,000 for the Birthing Centre at the Lakeshore

Pointe-Claire, September 18, 2019 – Do you know what Air Canada Rouge and TWMG Inc. Financial Services have done for West Islanders? They generously donated all the prizes to the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation’s Dollars & Destinations lottery. Close to $40,000 was raised from ticket sales allowing the purchase of innovative equipment for the Nick di Tomaso Birthing Centre at the Lakeshore General Hospital, and will improve the level of care available to future moms, newborns and their families. It was at the Marriott Montreal Airport in-Terminal Hotel at 5:30 p.m., that the names of the four lottery winners were randomly drawn.

The story of this new lottery started at the beginning of the year. Initially, one would think the airline carrier and financial services firm have nothing in common. There is, however, an important bond between the two: at the helm of both companies are individuals who are committed to the well-being of our community. It is while signing up as Annual Partners that these forward-thinking companies offered the prizes for a new lottery. Thus, Dollars & Destinations was born.

At the end of the day yesterday, during a networking event thanking its Annual Partners, the Foundation along with Air Canada Rouge and TWMG Inc. Financial Services announced the name of the lucky winners:

  • Laureen Ferguson and June Genest each won a pair of Air Canada Rouge tickets to fly to the European city of their choice (a value of $5,012 per prize), presented by Ms. Maria Lopez Laporte, Manager of Finance and Mr. Vincent Ah-Po, Manager of Financial Reporting of Air Canada Rouge.
  • Kim Thorne and David Pemberton will each receive a $2,500 cash prize from TWMG Inc. Financial Services, represented by Ms. Nathalie Missakian, CEO.


Heather Holmes, Managing Directory of the Foundation is thrilled with the results of the lottery. “I am very happy with this first edition of Dollars & Destinations. By participating, people from our community directly contributed to the upgrading of our Birthing Centre. I was especially touched to see our volunteers embrace the cause and sell tickets all summer long. I am very grateful for their extraordinary dedication,” says Holmes.

 

Annual Partners: The LGHF would like to thank the following for signing on as official partners and supporting the Foundation in its mission: Desjardins, Air Canada Rouge, Montreal Gazette, Groupe Spinelli, AMJ Campbell, Aqua Spa Lyne Giroux, Ask Mama MOE, Bayshore HealthCare, BC 360, Carolyn Flower International, Centre Dentaire Lakeshore, Château Dollard, Check6 Media, Cités Nouvelles, Club Piscine Pierrefonds, Cocotte Films Inc., Duke & Devine’s, Gym Fit Forme, Kim McKay Fitness, Medicom, Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, North East Mortgages, Pharmaprix Lakeshore/MedEquip, Pointe-Claire Plaza, Rise Anxiety and Depression Clinic, Terranian Productions, The People Guru, TWMG Inc. Financial Services and West Island Mommies.

 

About the LGHF
Founded in 1964, the Foundation’s mandate is to collect the necessary funds to improve patient care at the Lakeshore General Hospital. In this way, it contributes to the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment, major structural renovations, and assists in supporting programs and specialized training for the professional staff, providing funding to initiatives not supported by the government.


Photo, from left to right:

Carole Missakian – TWMG Inc. Financial Services

Nathalie Missakian – TWMG Inc. Financial Services

Heather Holmes – Managing Director of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation

Maria Lopez Laporte – Air Canada Rouge

Vincent Ah-Po – Air Canada Rouge

Thanks to the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation, the Lakeshore General Hospital reduces its infection rate by 35%

Pointe-Claire, July 2, 2019 – The Lakeshore General Hospital, a facility of the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, is proud to announce the results of its efforts to reduce infections through implementation of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) with financial support from the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation. This American program, which aims to measure and improve the quality of surgical care, was implemented three years ago.

“The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation makes a vital contribution to the wellbeing of patients at the Lakeshore General Hospital through the dedicated and devoted staff. Each Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation financing campaign serves to directly the quality of the care and services patients receive at the Lakeshore General Hospital,” explained Ms. Lynne McVey, President & CEO of the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal.

 

A program to improve patients’ hospital stays

The assessment and improvement program collects data on surgical care to reduce risks related to complications, reduce the duration of hospital stays, and, in so doing, improve the quality of care and services patients receive.

“The Foundation is very proud to support this leading-edge program and we are very pleased with the absolutely incredible results we have seen. We thank the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal for their collaboration in implementing this project at the Lakeshore General Hospital. We are also grateful to our donors, whose generosity allows us to improve healthcare services in our community,” stated Heather Holmes, Managing Director of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation.

Following a surgical procedure, the nurse assigned to this program completes an evaluation grid that transmits the information into the NSQIP database. By comparing the results with those of other participating hospitals, the nurse can work with the clinical team to implement scientifically proven measures to improve practices during surgical interventions.
Those measures include covering the patient with a heated blanket before long surgical procedures, which helps to stabilize body temperature, prevent hypothermia, and lower the risk of infections. Small measures that make all the difference!

Over the past three years the program at the Lakeshore General Hospital has helped to reduce the infection rate by 35%. The Lakeshore General Hospital is the only community hospital in Quebec currently participating in this research program, which is active in 73 hospitals in Canada and 685 hospitals across North America.

 

A Foundation Dedicated to Patients’ Wellbeing

By contributing to the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment, major structural renovations, and assists in supporting programs and specialized training for the professional staff, the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation at the heart of care and services offered at the Lakeshore General Hospital. For more information about the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation, visit www.fondationlakeshore.ca.

 

About the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal 
The CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal comprises the former West Island Health and Social Services Centre, Dorval-Lachine-LaSalle Health and Social Services Centre, St., Mary’s Hospital Center, the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, the West Island Rehabilitation Centre, the Grace Dart Extended Care Centre, Batshaw Youth and Family Centres, and Ste. Anne’s Hospital.


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The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation raises over $150,000 thanks to its 22nd Annual Golf Tournament

Pointe-Claire (Québec) – June 4, 2019 The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation (LGHF) is pleased to announce that the 22nd edition of its Annual Golf Tournament, held on June 3rd, has raised over $150,000, which will be going towards enhancing the quality of care offered at the Lakeshore General Hospital. Presented by RBC Wealth Management and sponsored by Desjardins, Air Canada Rouge, the Tenaquip Foundation, Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel and CN, the event welcomed close to 200 guests who had a great time completing the superb championship course of the Elm Ridge Country Club in Île-Bizard, despite the winter-type weather.

Golfers started their day with a delicious brunch and continued enjoying mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres throughout the day, as well as refreshments, beer and cocktails offered on course by 4 Origins Brewing Co., 40 Westt, Aqua Spa Lyne Giroux, Bâton Rouge D.D.O., Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel and Monza. After the tournament, guests happily relaxed and networked during the cocktail hour, followed by a gourmet meal and a fabulous silent auction.

“It is always a great pleasure for me to see our guests having so much fun at our Annual Golf Tournament, and I am extremely grateful for their support towards our cause. The participation and generosity of our guests and sponsors make this event a great success, enabling us to raise funds so that our community hospital can continuously improve the quality of health care provided to members of the West Island community” says Heather Holmes, Executive Director of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation.

Annual Partners: The LGHF would like to thank the following for signing on as official partners and supporting the Foundation in its mission: Desjardins, Air Canada Rouge, Montreal Gazette, Cités Nouvelles, Groupe Spinelli, AMJ Campbell, Aqua Spa Lyne Giroux, Ask Mama MOE, Bayshore HealthCare, BC 360, Carolyn Flower International, Château Dollard, Check6 Media, Club Piscine Pierrefonds, Cocotte Films Inc., Duke & Devine’s, Groupe Yves Légaré Inc., Gym Fit Forme, IG Wealth Management Team Laudi (Dorval), Kim McKay Fitness, Medicom, Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, North East Mortgages, Pharmaprix Lakeshore/MedEquip, Pointe-Claire Plaza, Quorum Lakeshore Inc., Rise Anxiety and Depression Clinic, The People Guru, TWMG Inc. Financial Services and West Island Mommies.

 

About the LGHF
Founded in 1964, the Foundation’s mandate is to collect the necessary funds to improve patient care at the Lakeshore General Hospital. In this way, it contributes to the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment, major structural renovations, and assists in supporting programs and specialized training for the professional staff, providing funding to initiatives not supported by the government.


Cheque presentation photo, from left to right:

David Cescon – Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the LGHF

Renée Yardley – Director of the Board of Directors of the LGHF

Heather Holmes – Managing Director of the LGHF

Dr. Fiore Lalla – Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the LGHF