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QBAA 2020 Winners: ‘Not for Profit of the Year’

QBAA 2020 Winners: ‘Not for Profit of the Year’

Oct 28 — Our team are absolutely thrilled and humbled to be declared winners of the 2020 ‘Not for Profit of the Year.’  Thank you to the QBAA Committee and all who nominated us.  With the communities support we continue to strive to keep exceptional care cl…

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Local couple realize importance of BGH Intensive Care expansion with $50,000 gift

Local couple realize importance of BGH Intensive Care expansion with $50,000 gift

Oct 23 — At a time where local healthcare is front of mind, local residents Ben Murphy and his wife Audrey decided to do something special for the benefit of the wider community. Hailing from Waupoos, Prince Edward County and New Brunswick, respectively, the co…

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Congrats to Ekort Realty, Fairways for Fractures Golf Tournament Second Place Foursome

Congrats to Ekort Realty, Fairways for Fractures Golf Tournament Second Place Foursome

Oct 16 — Congrats to our Fairways for Fractures golf tournament second place foursome from Ekort Realty who had a second lowest score. Each of the team members received a $50 gift card to Quinte Mall, and a Yeti Tumbler from Home Hardware, Building Centre &…

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Congratulations to the Fairways for Fractures Winning Foursome from Pioneer Health

Congratulations to the Fairways for Fractures Winning Foursome from Pioneer Health

Oct 16 — A huge congrats to our Fairways for Fractures golf tournament winning foursome from Pioneer Health, who had a fantastic lowest score! Each of the team members received a $200 gift card to Quinte Mall, and a $100 gift card to Lafferty's Crossings. Enjoy …

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Local Community and The Beer Store Come Together in Support of BGH

Local Community and The Beer Store Come Together in Support of BGH

Oct 15 — During COVID-19 The Beer Store began an initiative allowing customers to donate their empty return containers in support of local hospitals. The Beer Stores surrounding Belleville General Hospital have collected funds with the support of staff and dedicat…

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We Tee It Up for a New Fracture Clinic and Raise Over $50,000!

We Tee It Up for a New Fracture Clinic and Raise Over $50,000!

Oct 09 — What is better than golfing on a crisp October day? How about golfing and making care better at Belleville General Hospital. Over 100 golfers came out in support of BGHF's “Fairways for Fractures – Fall Classic Golf Tournament”. Title sponsors Guern…

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Walk for Cancer Care at BGH Goes Virtual and Raises Record Amount

Walk for Cancer Care at BGH Goes Virtual and Raises Record Amount

Sep 28 — Over $27,000 was raised this past weekend during the annual Gateane Harvey Memorial Walk in support of cancer care at BGH. “Gee’s Walk” as it is affectionately known, features area participants walking 53 km in support of cancer care at Belleville G…

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A New Ventilator is a Reality for BGH – Thanks to a Gift from Longtime Residents of the City

A New Ventilator is a Reality for BGH – Thanks to a Gift from Longtime Residents of the City

Sep 21 — BGHF was fundraising at McDonalds stores to purchase a new ventilator for the ICU at BGH. $10,000 was raised to date, and with the cost of a new ventilator being $47,000, the initial amount raised was a boost to help reach the total goal. Armin and Mar…

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“McDonalds Saves A Life Day” Successfully Raises $10,000 Towards a New Ventilator at BGH

“McDonalds Saves A Life Day” Successfully Raises $10,000 Towards a New Ventilator at BGH

Sep 17 — BGHF and McDonalds stores in Belleville and Madoc are thrilled to announce that through the efforts of volunteers and team members from both organizations, they were able to successfully raise $10,000 on Wednesday, an amount that provides a huge boost on…

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BGH Foundation is feeling blessed

BGH Foundation is feeling blessed

Aug 11 — The late Ruth Cadieux who passed away on December 27, 2019 has left part of her estate to the Belleville General Hospital Foundation for mental health purposes. Ruth was a long time employee of the hospital and a strong supporter of mental health care. To…

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Welcome Dr. Max The Medical Moose to BGHF

Welcome Dr. Max The Medical Moose to BGHF

Apr 23 — Dr. Max The Moose is the new ambassador for the Belleville General Hospital Foundation (BGHF) as it embarks on a $20-million-dollar Campaign in 2020. The charity’s first mascot has been making his journey down from Algonquin (practicing social distancin…

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How Four Belleville Residents Are Tackling the Covid-19 Virus Head On

How Four Belleville Residents Are Tackling the Covid-19 Virus Head On

Apr 14 — When the news that Covid-19 had become a pandemic, the headlines screamed about a shortage of ventilators. That is where four Belleville natives hope to make a difference. Andrew Finkle, Trevor Smale, David O’Reilly, and Adam Snoxall are working on an o…

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One Week in and a Grass Roots Movement is Cranking out Face Shields for the Covid Distribution Centre at Belleville General Hospital

One Week in and a Grass Roots Movement is Cranking out Face Shields for the Covid Distribution Centre at Belleville General Hospital

Apr 08 — When Jeremy and Suzanne Braithwaite heard the projection that there would be a shortage of tens of thousands of face shields in our community during the Covid-19 pandemic, they knew they had to get to work. Jeremy is a professor for the Manufacturing Engi…

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How One Local Couple Is Using Their 3D Printer To Help Out The Community

How One Local Couple Is Using Their 3D Printer To Help Out The Community

Apr 08 — Chris and Susan Finkle heard about the need for Personal Protective Equipment in our community and decided they could tackle this problem at home. The couple found plans for face shields online and started using their 3D printer to make them – one at a …

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How One Belleville Business Pivoted Their Operations to Help Others During Covid-19

How One Belleville Business Pivoted Their Operations to Help Others During Covid-19

Apr 08 — Impacto Protective Products is a Belleville business that operates internationally. When the news of Covid-19 pandemic came out and the Ontario government started mandating shutdowns, Impacto President Eric Lehtinen took a long, hard look at operations to…

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Belleville Senators helping Belleville General Hospital Foundation in the fight against Covid-19

Belleville Senators helping Belleville General Hospital Foundation in the fight against Covid-19

Mar 27 — Although the season ended earlier than anyone would have liked the Belleville Senators have scored big for the community. The Belleville Senators in partnership with the Ottawa Senators Foundation, announced a donation of $100,000 today to local charities…

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Quinte Home Builders’ Association Members Step Up for Quinte Health Care

Quinte Home Builders’ Association Members Step Up for Quinte Health Care

Mar 27 — Quinte Health Care is facing a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment and asked the community to help support all health care staff. Last week, the Quinte Home Builders’ Association wanted to do their part in the fight against COVID-19. The QHBA tea…

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Congratulations Fall 2019 Nursing Education Award Recipient

Congratulations Fall 2019 Nursing Education Award Recipient

Dec 19 — Congratulations to the recipient of the Fall 2019 Nursing Education Award: Nelles Endowment Fund Ticey Callaghan …

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Local Kinettes Helping Every Child Who Stays at Belleville General Hospital

Local Kinettes Helping Every Child Who Stays at Belleville General Hospital

Dec 16 — The Belleville Kinettes donated $10,000 to the Belleville General Hospital Foundation. The money will be used to purchase new ophthalmoscopes and otoscopes for the Paediatrics Department at Belleville General Hospital. Every child on the Paediatric floor …

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$33,000 from Shoppers Drug Mart and the Quinte Community will make lives better for Regional Cancer Patients

$33,000 from Shoppers Drug Mart and the Quinte Community will make lives better for Regional Cancer Patients

Dec 06 — The “Love You” by Shoppers Drug Mart program works with local charities to help advance women’s health. Locally Shoppers Drug Mart at Dundas Street and the location at Sidney Street were top fundraisers in the country. Owner Wynand Bekker donated al…

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Local Volunteers and Fundraisers are Honored For Going Above and Beyond for the Belleville General Hospital Foundation

Local Volunteers and Fundraisers are Honored For Going Above and Beyond for the Belleville General Hospital Foundation

Nov 13 — They are the most cherished assets of our non-profits, charities, sporting organizations and faith communities, giving their time, talent and treasure. That is how the Association of Fundraising Professionals – South Eastern Chapter described the nomine…

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Two “Bear-y” Exceptional Boys

Two “Bear-y” Exceptional Boys

Nov 04 — Two five year old boys went out trick or treating in support of the Children's Treatment Centre at Belleville General Hospital. Between door to door donations and online pledges Bentley Davidson and Tate Black raised $1,877. The boys wanted to help other …

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Lemonade Stand for Cancer Care at BGH

Lemonade Stand for Cancer Care at BGH

Nov 01 — Seven year old Sophie Trotter raised $685.00 for Oncology at Quinte Health Care - Belleville General Hospital. She held a lemonade stand in honor of her grandfather who has been receiving care at the Cancer Clinic at BGH. Sophie wanted to present the che…

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Dr. Edith Peterkin

Dr. Edith Peterkin

Oct 28 — The community is mourning the loss of a long time area pedatrician. Dr. Edith Peterkin practiced pediatrics in Belleville for 40 years. Belleville City Councillor Pat Culhane served as a nurse at QHC with Dr. Peterkin and said "Dr. Peterkin was a brillian…

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Regional Nuclear Medicine Camera Project Gathers Pace Following Substantial Donation

Regional Nuclear Medicine Camera Project Gathers Pace Following Substantial Donation

Oct 23 — Plans to replace the region’s Nuclear Medicine Cameras at Belleville General Hospital (BGH) took a giant step closer this week as the Foundation announced a $300,000 donation from an anonymous local figure.  The generous gift is the latest in a line of…

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