Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Times file

One death associated with COVID-19 outbreak at Trail hospital

The outbreak has now been declared over

 

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Jim Bailey

COVID outbreak declared at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail

IH says there are currently 15 cases connected to the outbreak

 

From May 14 to May 30. all staff, physicians, patients and visitors to KBRH will be redirected to use the second floor corridor. Photo: Trail Times

Foot traffic changes coming to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

The temporary changes to the hospital’s main corridor are part of ongoing renovations

 

A group of family physicians in the Nelson and Trail area, who have taken significant extra training in oncology practice, have stepped forward to provide on-site supervision of treatment recommended by the BC Cancer oncologists. Photo: National Cancer Institute

Interior Health clarifies cancer care continuity after West Kootenay doctor retires

After decades of caring for cancer patients, Dr. Scotland is retiring this month

A group of family physicians in the Nelson and Trail area, who have taken significant extra training in oncology practice, have stepped forward to provide on-site supervision of treatment recommended by the BC Cancer oncologists. Photo: National Cancer Institute
West Kootenay public transit is free on Friday. Photo: BCTransit.com

Hop on West Kootenay public transit for free on Friday

Take transit for free on Friday, April 22 in recognition of Earth Day

West Kootenay public transit is free on Friday. Photo: BCTransit.com
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‘Generosity starts at home’

Donation to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital prompts Letter to the Editor

  • Apr 10, 2022
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Kidney patient Larry Rhodes receives a warming pair of socks in the Trail Dialysis Unit, located in Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. L-R: Kyle Trevison, Dr Chi Zhang, Doug Buderick, Jackie Brown, and patient Larry Rhodes. Besides Trail, other dialysis units participating are in Sparwood, Cranbrook, Creston, and Grand Forks.

Foundation warms the souls of Kootenay Boundary in-centre dialysis patients

This year, the Kidney Foundation, BC and Yukon Branch is covering close to 2,700 patients

Kidney patient Larry Rhodes receives a warming pair of socks in the Trail Dialysis Unit, located in Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. L-R: Kyle Trevison, Dr Chi Zhang, Doug Buderick, Jackie Brown, and patient Larry Rhodes. Besides Trail, other dialysis units participating are in Sparwood, Cranbrook, Creston, and Grand Forks.
IH reports that 6,136 newborns arrived last year region-wide, which is an increase of 489 births over 2020. Photo: Unsplash

Bump in babies born at regional hospital in Trail

236 babies were born at KBRH in 2021 compared to 182 the year previous; a 30 % increase

IH reports that 6,136 newborns arrived last year region-wide, which is an increase of 489 births over 2020. Photo: Unsplash
Lee Page started the campaign at Kurtis’ No Frills	in honour of his wife Kim, saying, “One small act of kindness can change the world when it’s multiplied by many.” After Lee passed away in July 2020, store owner Kurtis MacGillivray and his staff committed to carrying on the annual fundraiser for cancer care at the hospital in Trail. Photo: Trail Times

Fundraiser for Kootenay Boundary cancer patients now underway

The daisy memorial fundraiser at Kurtis’ No Frills in Trail is in memory of Lee and Kim Page

Lee Page started the campaign at Kurtis’ No Frills	in honour of his wife Kim, saying, “One small act of kindness can change the world when it’s multiplied by many.” After Lee passed away in July 2020, store owner Kurtis MacGillivray and his staff committed to carrying on the annual fundraiser for cancer care at the hospital in Trail. Photo: Trail Times
Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Jim Bailey

Hospital in Trail impacted by staff shortages, surgeries delayed

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital covers a large health care service area

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Jim Bailey
Photo: Trail Times file

Hospital worker assaulted at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

The woman, 39, has alleged an assault occured on Jan. 2 just before noon

Photo: Trail Times file
Information isn’t reported on the number of COVID-19 related hospitalizations and ICU patients in individual hospitals. Photo: Trail Times

Hospital in Trail ‘feeling daily demand service pressures’

KBRH provides hospital services to residents of the Kootenay Boundary Health Service Area.

Information isn’t reported on the number of COVID-19 related hospitalizations and ICU patients in individual hospitals. Photo: Trail Times
Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) Health Foundation was presented with a donation of $40,240 from the proceeds of a fundraiser called Operation Owatz. This fitness challenge honoured the late Dr. Todd Owatz, a Rossland father, husband and cherished member of the community who advocated for healthy habits with his patients. This donation will support the purchase of a gastroscope for the KBRH Ambulatory Care Department where Dr. Owatz worked as a general surgeon. Sandra Owatz, Dr. Owatz’s wife (left, centre), and Lindy Welsby, Operation Owatz coordinator (right, centre) presented their generous donation from Operation Owatz to Dr. Ron Cameron, General Surgeon at KBRH (left), and Lisa Pasin, Executive director of the KBRH Health Foundation (right). Photo: Submitted

Memorial fundraiser for Kootenay Boundary surgeon raises $40,000+

Dr. Todd Owatz left behind a legacy of care and service to his patients and colleagues.

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) Health Foundation was presented with a donation of $40,240 from the proceeds of a fundraiser called Operation Owatz. This fitness challenge honoured the late Dr. Todd Owatz, a Rossland father, husband and cherished member of the community who advocated for healthy habits with his patients. This donation will support the purchase of a gastroscope for the KBRH Ambulatory Care Department where Dr. Owatz worked as a general surgeon. Sandra Owatz, Dr. Owatz’s wife (left, centre), and Lindy Welsby, Operation Owatz coordinator (right, centre) presented their generous donation from Operation Owatz to Dr. Ron Cameron, General Surgeon at KBRH (left), and Lisa Pasin, Executive director of the KBRH Health Foundation (right). Photo: Submitted
KBRH Health Foundation will purchase a new pulmonary function testing system with help from TB Vets. Photo: TB Vets

TB Vets fund new pulmonary equipment for Kootenay Boundary

29 hospitals in B.C. will benefit from TB Vets’ $1.1M grant cycle

KBRH Health Foundation will purchase a new pulmonary function testing system with help from TB Vets. Photo: TB Vets
Rob and Debbie LeRose have firsthand experience in the KBRH oncology unit.

KBRH donation especially meaningful

Debbie was first diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2007 at the age of 49

Rob and Debbie LeRose have firsthand experience in the KBRH oncology unit.
Photo: Trail Times file

Chronic pain clinic at Trail hospital shuts down

For an unknown reason the pain clinic at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital…

Photo: Trail Times file
L-R: Ruth Kohut, director of clinical operations at KBRH, guided Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy through the new ambulatory care wing, alongside Cindy Ferguson, KBRH ambulatory care and OR manager. The three are standing in the unit’s new procedure room. Photos: Submitted

New outpatient care unit opens in Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

The top floor of the new wing at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital…

L-R: Ruth Kohut, director of clinical operations at KBRH, guided Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy through the new ambulatory care wing, alongside Cindy Ferguson, KBRH ambulatory care and OR manager. The three are standing in the unit’s new procedure room. Photos: Submitted
A.M. Ford has donated $19,300 to the KBRH Health Foundation’s Ambulatory Care Campaign. The donation will be used for an examination and consultation room in the ambulatory care general clinic. A.M. Ford Dealer Principal Dan Ashman presents this donation to Lisa Pasin, executive director for the KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Dan Caverly

Hospital campaign starts with a challenge to Kootenay Boundary businesses

Two-year $750,000 Ambulatory Care Campaign now underway by KBRH Health Foundation

A.M. Ford has donated $19,300 to the KBRH Health Foundation’s Ambulatory Care Campaign. The donation will be used for an examination and consultation room in the ambulatory care general clinic. A.M. Ford Dealer Principal Dan Ashman presents this donation to Lisa Pasin, executive director for the KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Dan Caverly
Photo: Sheri Regnier

UPDATE: Interior Health confirms Trail hospital COVID outbreak is in psychiatric unit

This is the first time the hospital in Trail has been included on Interior Health’s outbreak list

Photo: Sheri Regnier
In March of 2017, Dr. Owatz took the Trail Times on a tour of the endoscopy wing to demonstrate how the health foundation’s then-running Endoscopy Campaign would support patient care in one of the busiest procedure units at KBRH. Photo: Sheri Regnier
In March of 2017, Dr. Owatz took the Trail Times on a tour of the endoscopy wing to demonstrate how the health foundation’s then-running Endoscopy Campaign would support patient care in one of the busiest procedure units at KBRH. Photo: Sheri Regnier