The Creston Valley Hospital Tuck Shop, the Creston-Kootenay Foundation (CKF), the East Kootenay Foundation for Health (EKFH) and the Interior Health Authority recently contributed funds to purchase a colonoscope for the Creston Valley Hospital. The scope cost $36,814 and replaces an older scope. The equipment will be used by visiting specialists Drs. Baverstock, Hochart, Simons and Burnett.
(Top right, from left) Creston Valley Hospital and Elk Valley Hospital acute health service administrator Shirley Mercier, IHA president and CEO Dr. Robert Halpenny, CVH patient care co-ordinator Carolyn Hawton, CKF chair Larry Brierley, IHA board member David Goldsmith, CVH Tuck Shop co-ordinator Mabel McCowan, Sharon Wobshall (operating room medical device reprocessing), CKF investment committee chair Ted Hutchinson, IHA board chair Norm Embree.
(Bottom right, from left) Operating room patient care co-ordinator Karen Evans, Mercier, Dr. Marcus Baverstock, Hawton, EKFH executive director Donna Grainger.