The SOS Medical Foundation was delighted to fund the trauma room upgrade at the South Okanagan General Hospital thanks to generous donors.  On February 13, 2023, Herb and Pat Wycherley’s $100,000 donation to upgrade the trauma room, (SOGH), was celebrated with an official ribbon cutting.  This gift is a family affair, made in celebration of Pat’s mother, Bea Becker, who served for 10 years on the former SOGH hospital board, including seven years as its Chair.  This donation to SOGH recognizes the amount of time Pat’s parents generously dedicated through volunteerism in healthcare.

The new upgrade provides a larger, more efficient space, a new storage room outfitted for enhanced infection controls and new lighting.

Photo:  Lissette Little – Director of Development SOSMF, Sally Ginter- CEO SOSMF, Heather Pahlberg – Board Director, SOSMF, Pat & Herb Wycherley, Ramesh Rikhi – Board Director SOSMF, Ilene Steele, Teresa Fortune – Manager Clinical Operations SOGH, Carole Bird – Board Director, SOSMF, Peter Steele, SOSMF Chair