Remembering David Braley

It is with profound sadness that Joseph Brant Hospital and the Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation acknowledge the passing of David Braley.

Mr. Braley was a Hamilton businessman and champion for the Canadian Football League where he served as owner of three teams including the BC Lions, Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

He received the Order of Canada in 2019 for his contributions to the CFL, and for his entrepreneurial and philanthropic leadership in our community.

We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to Mr. Braley’s family and the many people whose lives were made better by Mr. Braley’s philanthropic support.

His generosity has been felt across the country including his $3 Million gift in support of the redevelopment and expansion of Joseph Brant Hospital.

We have lost a great Canadian and he will be missed.


Eric Vandewall     
President and CEO 
Joseph Brant Hospital 


 Anissa Hilborn
 President
Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation

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Statement on Anti-Racism from the Chairs of the Joseph Brant Hospital and Foundation Boards of Direc

As you may know, last week the Hospital and Foundation released a joint statement addressing recent events that have exposed systemic racism and intolerance that plague society.

We too are deeply troubled by the killing of George Floyd, and the violence directed at peaceful protests calling for action in U.S. cities. Racialized individuals should not have to live in constant fear from the very institutions that should be protecting them, and efforts to address this issue should not be met with brutal force to silence those who would speak out.

Racism and intolerance are issues that we have a responsibility to address. We have a moral imperative to seek out and expunge racism and all forms of discrimination from our institutions. We must create policies that support diversity and promote a culture of inclusivity in which everyone is treated with respect and dignity, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

The past few weeks have been an important time to listen and to acknowledge the truths and experiences of those whose voices have been ignored and unheard. It has been a time for racialized people to share their stories and to help others to better understand the suffering that racism and hate have brought to their lives.

This has also been a time to reflect. Joseph Brant Hospital and the Foundation are committed to seeking out and eliminating racism and discrimination. We have taken important steps to build a more inclusive organization, but more work can be done.

As board members, we have a responsibility to listen, to reflect and to work together to support JBH’s efforts to create a safe place for everyone to visit, work and receive care. We must strive to champion equity and inclusion and challenge ourselves as leaders in our own respective workplaces to dismantle structures that enable inequality.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts on how we can move forward together with this important work.


Sincerely,

 
Dominic Mercuri, Chair, Board of Directors
Joseph Brant Hospital
   
Anna Iacobelli, Chair, Board of Directors
    Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation

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Joseph Brant Hospital and Foundation Statement on Anti-Racism

We, like you, are deeply disturbed and upset by the recent events that have once again exposed the systemic racism and intolerance that plague society.

The death of George Floyd was horrifying and unjust. Racialized individuals should not have to live in constant fear from the very institutions that should be protecting them. In the wake of Mr. Floyd’s death, many peaceful calls for action in U.S. cities have been met with police violence, creating even deeper divisions between citizens and a deepening distrust in those who hold positions of power.

Racism and intolerance are issues that we have a responsibility to address. As health care professionals, a hospital and a charitable foundation, we have a moral imperative to seek out and expunge racism and all forms of discrimination from our institutions. We must create policies that support diversity and promote a culture of inclusivity in which everyone is treated with respect and dignity, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

The past few weeks have been an important time to listen and to acknowledge the truths and experiences of those whose voices have been ignored and unheard. It has been a time for racialized people to share their stories and to help others to better understand the suffering that racism and hate have brought to their lives.

This has also been a time to reflect. At Joseph Brant Hospital and at our Foundation, we are committed to seeking out and eliminating racism and discrimination. While we have taken important steps to build a more inclusive and diverse organization, we know that we can do better.

We have a responsibility to listen, to reflect and to work together to make JBH a safe place for everyone to visit, work and receive care. We will continue to proactively strive towards this goal, but it cannot be done in isolation. We encourage everyone – our staff, physicians, patients and members of our community – to reach out and help us advance our work to champion equity and inclusion. Your voices are important, and we need to hear from you and talk about what we can do moving forward.

Staff and physicians are encouraged to reach out to us at hr@josephbranthospital.ca

We need to face these hard truths and become an anti-racist organization. We must challenge ourselves to dismantle structures that enable inequality and to actively work towards ending discrimination both within our walls and in our community. We know there is much to do, and we will do it together.

Sincerely,

Eric Vandewall
President and CEO,
Joseph Brant Hospital
Anissa Hilborn
President,
Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation
Dr. Ian Preyra
Chief of Staff,
Joseph Brant Hospital           

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Thank you to our Corporate Donors to our COVID-19 Response

The COVID-19 pandemic brough unprecdented challenges to Joseph Brant Hospital. We needed the support of our community to respond quickly to prepare to face the challenge of COVID-19 head on.

Our community stepped up and supported our COVID-19 Response in incredible ways and we are truly grateful. Specifically our corporate partners came forward with donations and in-kind support to help us keep our patients, families, physicians and the entire community safe.

Thank you to the following donors:

DonorsIn-Kind Partners
407 ETR Concession Company LimitedAbbott Nutrition
Argo Development Corp.ATS Scientific Inc.
AXYZ Automation Inc.August 8 Restaurant
Ball CorporationBarre Fion & Gator Teds
Barker Hutchinson & Associates Ltd.Bass Paper & Packaging Ltd.
Brattys LLPBirch Tree Family Medicine
Burlington Bayhawks GU10Black Swan
Burlington FoundationBurger Priest
Burlington Lions ClubBurlington Pediatric Dentist 
Burlington Missionary Baptist ChurchBurrito Master
Burlington Rifle & Revolver ClubCafco Industries Inc.
Burlington Toyota Scion & Burlington NissanCanadian Tire (Appleby) 
Busy Bee ToolsCanadian Tire (Fairview)
CanadaHelpsCanadian Tire (Waterdown)
CC Global Solutions IncCeleros Flow Technology
CogecoCOBS Bread Bakery
Coolbreeze Service, LtdCoscto
Daniel Kollek MPCDell EMC
Dan’s Welding & Fabricating LimitedDental Health Group
Dell CanadaEngineering for Kids Halton
DenBok Landscaping & Design Ltd.Environment & Climate Change Canada
Earthworks Landscaping Inc.Free Hockey Canada
Eat the Frog FitnessGeotab
Family Connections CollectiveGoody’s Restaurant
FORMCOR IncGreat Canadian Supplies
Gluckstein LawyersHand & Stone (Burlington)
Gore MutualHangry Chicken
Gorman IndustriesHome Hardware (Appleby)
Goudy Real Estate CorpHome Hardware (Weeks of Waterdown)
GyptechIKEA (Burlington)
H.A.R.P. SecurityLee Valley Tools
Halton Teachers’ Bargaining Unit Executive, OSSTFLindt Chocolates
HVAC Depot & Metal Mfg., Inc.LochSide Bar & Lounge
IBEW Local Union 105Longo’s
ICI Controls IncLowes (Burlington)
Iles-Brush Family FoundationMabels Labels
Islip Flow ControlsMaple Mews Clinic
Jetvac IncMcDonalds (Plains Road)
JT Design & Co. Inc.Moxies Restaurant
KbhomesNiagara River Trading Company
Li Cheng Professional coporationNickel Brook Brewing Co.
LiUnaNuance Communication (Pepe & Lela’s)
Longo’s Family Charitable FoundationNutrition Excellence
M.A.M. Group Inc.Panasonic Canada
Media Capital GroupRocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Melrose Investments Inc.Rona (Burlington)
Mondelez Canada Inc.The Home Depot (Davidson Court)
Nicholson & Cates LimitedThe Home Depot (South Service Rd.)
Nickel Brook Brewing Co.The Workplace Present
Oak Incentives GroupTim Hortons
ONEWORLD BRANDSToys R Us
Penwood FurnitureTransportCorp Canada
Probus Club of Burlington-LakeshoreVoortmans Cookies
QB Sports Bar Grill GamesWalkers Chocolates
R. Ferri AutomotiveZesty’s Catering Service
RUSTY GARDEN SUPPLY INC. 
SaturnsDrives 
SB Partners LLP 
Skeates Contracting 
Superperformance 
Sussex Strategy Group 
Sutherland Devlopment Group 
TCL Economic Valuation Experts 
Telus Greater Toronto Area Community Board 
The Landmark Foundation 
The McKeil Family Foundation 
Turkstra Mazza Associates 
VR Pro 

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Buy a T-Shirt and Show Your Support

For the staff at Joseph Brant Hospital, each day is another in our ongoing response to COVID-19. They are in our hospital wearing face shields, masks, gloves and gowns to protect themselves and our patients from infection.

Purchase your t-shirt today and show our healthcare workers we’re behind them.

T-shirts are $25 each and come in Men’s, Women’s and Youth sizes. 

Proceeds from every shirt sold will go to support our COVID-19 response. 

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Request a We Love Our Hospital Lawn Sign

Every day, the impact of COVID-19 is felt across our city and around the world. For many people, it is about trying to normalize life as we know it. 

But for the staff at Joseph Brant Hospital, each day is another in our ongoing response to COVID-19. They’ll be in our hospital wearing face shields, masks, gloves and gowns to protect themselves and our patients from infection.

They need your support now more than ever and you can show them appreciation with a We Love our Hospital lawn sign. Let’s support our healthcare workers and show them we’re behind them all over the city.

Request your lawn sign today!

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    COVID-19 Update – April 16

    On behalf of the entire Foundation, I want to express my sincere gratitude for the incredible support we have received from our community. Your support for our staff through donations of Personal Protective Equipment, technology and in-kind support has shown your appreciation for our staff and your donations are funding our pandemic response.

    We invite you to continue to show your support for our hospital and our staff by displaying a We Love Our Hospital lawn sign.

    Our goal is to remind our healthcare heroes that the entire city is behind them and appreciates what they are doing every day. Signs can be requested online at jointhej.ca and will be delivered and installed by Foundation staff while ensuring physical distancing.

    Join us and let’s show our frontline staff that the entire community is behind them.
    As COVID-19 continues to have a significant impact on our lives each and every day, the staff at Joseph Brant Hospital continues to provide high-quality care to our community.

    We remain committed to providing safe, quality care for our patients and our Burlington community during this unprecedented time.

    Visit www.josephbranthospital.ca/COVID-19 for the most up-to-date information including the number of COVID-19 positive patients currently receiving care in our Hospital.

    Anissa Hilborn
    President, Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation

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    Personal Protective Equipment Needed

    At Joseph Brant Hospital we are committed to exemplary health care. We are focused on clinical
    excellence, quality and patient safety through Compassionate Care, Exemplary Service, Every Time.

    As the impacts of COVID-19 continue to unfold, keeping our patients, families, physicians and
    employees and the entire Burlington community safe is our top priority during this pandemic.

    We are asking for your assistance, in this global time of need, in supporting the Burlington
    community and its Hospital staff in delivering exemplary health care. We are hoping your business
    may want to redirect Personal Protective Equipment to support Joseph Brant Hospital’s commitment in
    providing the right care at the right time to our patients during this pandemic.

    A detailed listing of Personal Protective Equipment that the Hospital is seeking and utilizes in this
    pandemic is available here. All donations must be unused, in original, unopened packaging, and not
    expired or damaged in any way.

    Please contact us at coviddonations@josephbranthospital.ca or call us at 905-632-3730 ext. 1314.
    Thank you for your leadership and support during these unprecedented times.

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    Our commitment to our community during COVID-19

    I am reaching out today to provide an update on how Joseph Brant Hospital and the Foundation are responding to the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

    We remain steadfast in our commitment to the health and safety of our staff, donors and partners and are closely following the advice of public health authorities.

    Joseph Brant Hospital enacted an Emergency Operations Centre which meets daily to review our response and make adjustments as required in our rapidly changing environment. In addition, Joseph Brant Hospital has opened a COVID-19 Assessment & Testing Clinic. Clinic services are offered only through referral from Public Health.

    The Hospital leadership is working closely with regional and provincial health partners to monitor the situation, assess ongoing risk and keep our community informed.

    In an effort to keep our physicians, staff and patients safe, all staff and visitors coming to our hospital are now being actively screened for symptoms at dedicated entrances. Patients and visitors are asked to enter through the Main Entrance on Lakeshore Road.

    For more information about the Hospital’s response, please visit the Joseph Brant Hospital COVID-19 website

    An Update from the Foundation
    As the current situation continues to evolve, I want to assure you that our commitment to you, our donors, remains unchanged. Your support of our hospital and our healthcare workers has been unwavering and we want to share our gratitude and appreciation.

    Joseph Brant Hospital is a place where life’s most important moments happen. And it is these moments that join us together to make a difference for our community.

    In response to the public health advisories, the Foundation has limited staff on-site as we practice social distancing. A majority of staff will be working remotely as of March 18, and remain available by email and / or phone.  For any inquiries please email or call our Foundation Leadership Team and we will respond within 24 hours.

    Anissa Hilborn
    President
    ahilborn@josephbranthospital.ca
    416-670-9809

    Ashley Davidson
    Chief Development Officer
    ashley.davidson@josephbranthospital.ca
    905-220-1710

    Rose Ryan
    Chief Financial Officer
    rryan@josephbranthospital.ca
    289-442-2118

    Kevin Klein
    Chief Communications & Stewardship Officer
    kklein@josephbranthospital.ca
    289-208-7384

    In addition, all Foundation appointments, meetings and events at the hospital have been postponed until at least June 1st as we work to reduce the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing.

    Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as there may be some delays in correspondence including tax receipting. Should you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at any time and we will respond within 24 hours.

    This is an unprecedented time and our hospital needs you more than ever. Thank you for your ongoing support of Joseph Brant Hospital.

    We will continue to share updates on the Joseph Brant Hospital and Foundation response to this rapidly evolving situation.

    Thank you,
    Anissa Hilborn
    President, Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation

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    COVID-19 Update – March 15

    During the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation remains committed to our donors while ensuring that Joseph Brant Hospital can continue to provide the care our patients need every day.

    Foundation staff are accessible to answer any questions you may have. For the safety of everyone, we are asking donors to reach out via telephone or email. Donations can be made online, or via telephone by calling our office at 905-632-3737 ext. 1488.

    Joseph Brant Hospital is undertaking efforts to keep our patients, staff and physicians safe. These include active screening (beginning Tuesday, March 17) and new visitor guidelines. For more information and updates on Joseph Brant Hospital’s COVID-19 response, please visit the Hospital website.

    Symptoms of COVID-19 infection include fever, cough and breathing difficulties.
    Contact Halton Region Public Health immediately by calling 311, 905-825-6000 or toll-free at 1-866-442-5866 if you have a fever OR cough OR difficulty breathing AND any of the following within 14 days prior to the onset of illness:

    Halton Public Health will coordinate with local healthcare providers to arrange appropriate testing.

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