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

The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation raises $61,000 thanks to its Bâton Rouge Gastronomy Event

Pointe-Claire (Québec) – April 30, 2019 – The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation (LGHF) is very pleased to announce that the 9th edition of its very popular Bâton Rouge Gastronomy Event, held on April 29, was a great success. Sponsored by Bâton Rouge D.D.O., Air Canada Rouge, Château Dollard, Cupcake Couture, Italvine, Pasticceria Alati-Caserta and Saputo, the event raised $61,000, exceeding last year’s amount, thanks to last-minute donations. The funds will be going towards enhancing the quality of care offered at the Lakeshore General Hospital.

 

The Bâton Rouge Gastronomy Event was already sold out several weeks before, with a list of over 250 guests. Thanks to the great generosity of Bâton Rouge D.D.O owners, the evening began with a cocktail hour, followed by a delicious four-course meal and an open bar. Air Canada Rouge, who recently signed an annual partnership with the LGHF, generously contributed to the evening’s success by offering a $2,000 Air Canada Vacations voucher as a raffle prize. Guests also enjoyed a silent auction filled with fabulous items graciously donated by thirty local companies. Once again, the atmosphere quickly enlivened thanks to DJ George Thomas International’s entertainment and upbeat music.

 

“I want to express my tremendous gratitude to the owners of the restaurant, John Frintzilas, Jimmy Sotiropoulos and Peter Gianopoulos, without whom this event would not be possible, not to mention all their staff who volunteered during the entire evening. It is thanks to their generosity and dedication to our cause that the Foundation has been able to organize this wonderful evening for nine years now. I would also like to thank our sponsors, donors and guests, your support is invaluable and directly contributes to improving health care for our community,” said Heather Holmes, Managing Director of the LGHF.

 

Humanitarian Award
One of the evening’s highlights was the presentation of the Humanitarian Award to recently retired uniGear, a David Brown Company, President, Ron Mehra. Ms. Holmes and Co-Chairs of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, Dr. Fiore Lalla and David Cescon, were thrilled to pay tribute to this great philanthropist for his sense of community and great generosity to the Foundation over the years. Mr. Mehra – a well-known business man from the West Island community – received his award under long, warm applause.

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, 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), Legal Logik, North East Mortgages, Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, 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:

Peter Gianopoulos – Co-Owner of Bâton Rouge D.D.O

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

Heather Holmes – Managing Director of the LGHF

Jimmy Sotiropoulos – Co-Owner of Bâton Rouge D.D.O

Duncan Bureau – President of Air Canada Rouge

John Frintzilas – Co-Owner of Bâton Rouge D.D.O

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

 

Humanitarian Award photo, from left to right

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

Heather Holmes – Managing Director of the LGHF

Ron Mehra –  recently retired uniGear a David Brown Company President

Sonia Mehra  –  Ron Mehra’s wife

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

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