The Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation’s Key to Care capital campaign has gotten a boost from their counterparts in Fairview. The Fairview Health Complex Foundation has donated $125,000 dollars to help stock the new hospital in Grande Prairie with state-of-the-art medical equipment.
The two groups have worked together in the past, as Fairview helped buy the QEII Hospital’s first MRI. Chairman Stan Burkholder says the town felt it was important to support Grande Prairie’s capital campaign.
“After considerable consultation with our community we believe that supporting the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation was in the best interest of our residents. This new facility will enable the people of our community to get specialized care much closer to home with the added benefit of reduced wait times.”
When the hospital foundation rebranded in November 2015, it set out a five year, $20 million fundraising goal. Since then it has reached $6 million. In addition to equipment, it will also create a legacy fund, and support art healing initiatives and education for patients and staff.