35 Years of Service
1985 – Valley Regional Hospital Foundation established to raise funds for construction of new regional hospital in Kentville.
1986 – Building Valley Health Campaign launched with goal of $8 million.
1988 – Sod turning marks construction of $36.5 million, 243 bed hospital.
1989 – Campaign reaches $8 million goal for new hospital.
1990 – New campaign launched to raise $1.5 million for medical equipment.
1992 – Official opening of Valley Regional Hospital.
1993 – Chaplaincy Services Appeal launched to raise $1 million for an endowment fund.
1994 – First Festival of Lights fundraising drive for Chaplaincy Services Appeal.
1996 – Chaplaincy Services Appeal reaches $1 million goal.
1997 – Campaign to raise $600,000 for mobile mammography unit. Mobile Breast Screening program begins operation.
1998 – New mammography unit opens at VRH; Mobile van serves 4,129 women in first year.
2001 – “Making a Healthy Investment” Capital Equipment Campaign launched for new CT Scanner and other medical equipment.
2003 – 10th anniversary of the Festival of Lights campaign.
2004 – Completion of Capital Equipment Campaign over $2.6 million raised for medical equipment at Valley Regional Hospital.
2008 – Valley Regional Hospital Foundation and the Valley Hospice Foundation initiate an $8 million capital campaign, “Our Community, Our Health” for redevelopment including an 8-bedroom hospice and palliative care centre, additional beds, enlarged Emergency department, expanded Ambulatory Care and better use of existing and renovated space.
2010 – Public launch of Our Community Our Health Campaign with $4 million of $8 million goal achieved.
2013/2014 – Our Community Our Health Campaign nears $8 million.
2014/2015 – Our Community Our Health reaches $8 million goal. Hospice final piece to be completed. The Foundation purchased 6 fetal monitors.
2015/2016 – Fundraising enables Foundation to purchase 3 anesthetic machines and a surgical navigation platform.
2016/2017 – The Foundation fundraised for surgical microscopes, plasma button, fluid warmers, and other smaller items.
2017/2018 – The Foundation fundraised for ceiling lifts, mammography equipment, and other smaller items.
2018/2019 – The Foundation fundraised for 3 ventilators, laparoscopic surgical equipment, and other smaller items.
2019/2020 – The Foundation fundraised for a portable digital x-ray machine, a portable ultrasound, and funded services and programs in the community.