Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation is proud to announce its inaugural Champions of Philanthropy.
By demonstrating their philanthropic commitment and making important contributions in support of the Foundation’s mission, the following members of Royal Columbian Hospital have distinguished themselves by encouraging their peers to give, inspiring their networks to engage and making their own charitable gift.
- Dr. Joelle Bradley is passionate about building partnerships. Her philosophy of engaging the community to achieve common goals mirrors the Foundation’s approach of working with others to move health care forward. Dr. Bradley, a hospitalist at Royal Columbian, has enlisted the support of the Foundation in her efforts to promote Advance Care Planning and is quick to identify opportunities that further the interests of all those involved.
- As manager of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Queenie Lai fosters an environment that leads to generous contributions. Parents of premature babies who spend time in the NICU regularly develop close connections with the staff in the unit, a culture that Queenie has encouraged by making sure families receive the support they need as much as the newborns do. That thoughtfulness is returned when families work with the Foundation to support the work of the neonatal team.
- Described as the heart and soul of the Ambulatory Care department, Dianne Laird has helped the Foundation continue to engage with donors who have supported the department and has introduced new donors to the organization. In her role as Patient Care Coordinator, Dianne provides reassurance and comfort to patients who are in need of care, ensuring their time with Royal Columbian Hospital includes compassion.
- Dr. Feisal Mohamedali is being recognized for spearheading the annual Making the Cut Charity Golf Classic fundraiser, which will be in its fifth year in June, 2017. During its first four years, the tournament has raised more than $120,000, which has helped to purchase some lifesaving medical equipment for the hospital. Dr. Mohamedali has dedicated countless hours to organize the annual event, which brings together hospital workers and foundation supporters for a day of golf and fun.
- Highly regarded around the hospital and a mentor to many in the Surgical department, Dr. Laurence Turner‘s leadership has been invaluable to the work of the Foundation. He has been instrumental in introducing innovative approaches to patient care during 40 years at Royal Columbian, including nine years on the Foundation’s Board of Directors.
These Champions of Philanthropy are the first to be honoured with this exclusive recognition, and Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation looks forward to growing its list of recipients annually from among the hospital’s team.