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RBC takes heart

Campbell River's RBC branch donates to the hospital

The Campbell River Hospital Foundation is the latest recipient of the RBC Foundation’s charitable considerations.

The Foundation has written a cheque for $20,000 to support the purchase of an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Kit at Campbell River Hospital.

ACLS is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the management of patients in cardiac arrest, with unstable heart rhythms, or suffering acute heart attacks or strokes.

Team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post cardiac arrest are highlighted.

Specific skills in airway management and related pharmacology are also featured.

Skills are taught through group discussion and hands-on learning through case-based scenarios using simulators.

Matthijs Bruining, RBC branch manager, says this cause is important to the institution.

“As always our organizations have a great history of working together for the collective good of our community,” Bruining says. “RBC’s approach in ensuring a broad base of support to create a foundation for a wide range of community and social causes ensures that we have a vibrant community today and in the future.”

Stacey Marsh, executive director of the Campbell River Hospital Foundation, says RBC’s donation will go a long way.

“Supporting staff in their continued education is a vital part of health care. Ongoing training and education opportunities help health care professionals keep current with today’s ever changing advancements and technologies, allowing them to provide the best care possible to patients and clients,” Marsh says. “The RBC Foundation has continued to show their commitment to our hospital and community, they have given more than $143,000 since 2005. The RBC Foundation and their local staff understand that healthcare is about giving and we are extremely grateful for their support and partnership.”

RBC believes in the power of communities and the people who live in them.

By fostering employee engagement and good corporate citizenship, RBC has created a culture of giving and pride in the communities that they live and do business in.

RBC is one of Canada’s largest corporate donors, with a tradition of philanthropy dating back to 1891.

Recently named as one of the “Best 50 Corporate Citizens” in Canada, RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations, sponsorships, and employee volunteer activities.

For more information on how to support the doctors, nurses and other key members of Campbell River’s local healthcare team, visit www.crhospitalfoundation.ca