Valley First directs $150,000 to PRH campaign

Valley First president Susan Ewanick (centre right) presents a $150,000 donation to the SOS Medical Foundation. Also on hand (from left) are Roger Houle of Valley First, Penticton MLA Dan Ashton, Foundation executive director Carey Bornn, Carl Meadows of Interior Health and Kim DeSimone of Valley First.

Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union, has again reflected its commitment to the community by donating $150,000 to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation for the new Patient Care Tower at Penticton Regional Hospital.

Equal to our mission of simplifying the financial lives of our members is our commitment to making a meaningful difference in our local communities, said Valley First President Susan Ewanick. Strong, healthy communities are the backbone of strong healthy economies. We see the new Patient Care Tower as essential to the ongoing vitality and growth of Penticton and its residents.

Ewanick made the announcement at the PRH construction site along with Penticton MLA Dan Ashton and Carey Bornn, Executive Director of the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation.

Through this very generous donation, Valley First has again shown why they are one of our community’s most valued supporters, said Bornn. This grant goes a long way towards helping the Medical Foundation realize our goal to provide the medical equipment for the PRH expansion.

Construction is already underway on the $312.5-million Patient Care Tower, which is expected to open its doors in early 2019.

As our hospital has grown with our community, so too has Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union, said MLA Dan Ashton. I would like to commend Valley First for continually demonstrating corporate leadership in giving back to our community in many important ways.

The SOS Medical Foundation is raising $20 million for the medical equipment required by the PRH expansion.