(From left) Operating room nurse Miriam Chatwin

(From left) Operating room nurse Miriam Chatwin

Living and will legacy gifts buy Creston Valley Hospital equipment

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A gastrointestinal tower has just arrived at the Creston Valley Hospital thanks to generous gifts from two families whose donations are part of a living and will legacy giving plan.

An anonymous donation of $14,286.12 from a living legacy gift was combined with another gift of $14,286.12 from the estate of Eugene John Muszty to purchase a GI tower for the hospital.

The GI tower performs a vital role providing microscopic capability and leading edge technology in imaging for colonoscopies and gastroscopies performed in the surgical unit. The two legacy gifts have allowed the Creston hospital to receive new updated technology and more forward opportunities for better scopes in the future.

A legacy gift is a living, active reminder of individuals and families who care about their communities and support causes that are important to them.  Through a bequest in a will or other planned giving methods, donors can invest in organizations that make a difference in their lives and communities.

For more information on planned giving opportunities through EKFH for a community or regional hospital or health care facility, contact executive director Cassandra Schwarz at 1-877-489-6481.

—EAST KOOTENAY FOUNDATION FOR HEALTH