Kelowna dealerships support KGH Foundation

Kelowna Hyundai and Buy Direct Truck donated to KGH

Sam Ghessesow, General Manager; Jordan Kot, Director of Sales; Jenessa Kot, Financial Service Manager; Allison Ramchuk – Director of Philanthropy, KGH Foundation; and John Kot, President.

Kelowna dealerships are supporting the Kelowna General Hospital

For the fourth year, Kelowna Hyundai and Buy Direct Truck dealers have made a significant donation to the Interior Heart and Surgical Centre at KGH.

Operation 200 kicked off this past June and once again, the two dealerships accomplished their annual goal of selling 200 vehicles to raise $20,000, said a KGH Foundation news release.

The donation is part of an ongoing commitment to eventually raise $100,000 for the purchase of life-saving equipment and patient care items for the IHSC, which provides advanced cardiac care and surgical services to patients who, in the past, would have had to travel outside the region, the release said.

Advancing cardiac care locally is a cause close to owner John Kot’s heart. His daughter Jenessa, 22, was born with a heart condition.

“Having a world-class surgical environment and cardiac specialists, right here in Kelowna, is really important to us,” Kot said. “Each year brings us closer to our overall goal. We are really proud of our team and our customers for making this gift possible.”

In many ways, the cardiac program at KGH rivals any of the best hospitals in the country. Thanks to the generosity of donors, the IHSC boasts some of the most advanced cardiovascular interventional equipment and operating environments available today. Kelowna General is also a tertiary teaching hospital and home of Interior Health’s Cardiac Sciences Program. It’s one of only five cardiac centres in British Columbia and the only one east of Metro Vancouver, the release said.

“The IHSC at KGH is providing the highest level of medical care ever seen in the interior of British Columbia,” said Allison Ramchuk, director of philanthropy with the foundation. “We are incredibly grateful to Kelowna Hyundai and Buy Direct Truck Centre for their support as we navigate the needs of our growing region.”

The KGH Foundation is an independent, volunteer-driven charitable organization committed to enhancing the delivery of healthcare to the patients of Kelowna General Hospital and its associated facilities, the release said.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

West Kelowna fire under control

A fire broke out just above Bear Creek Provincial Park Monday

Kelowna Boat Show highlights abandoned boat program

The 24th annual Kelowna Boat Show hits shores April 27 and 28.

Kelowna’s Korczak, Canada en route to U18 quarter-finals

Kaedan Korczak and Team Canada play Latvia Thursday

‘Cutthroat’ sport of wine tasting happening now in the Okanagan

BC Tasting Games are underway with competitions in three Okanagan communities.

Kelowna pimp faces 4 year sentence

In court the details of how Simon Rypiak lured 4 women into prostitution revealed

VIDEO: Okanagan fire victim Amy Hansen speaks out on the loss of her four pets

A gofundme page has been started for Hansen, with $1,140 raised of a $5000 goal to help her rebuild

WATCH: South Vancouver Island shooting an ‘isolated and targeted’ incident, say police

One person in custody, another fled following shooting and crash on West Shore

Woe, Canada: Bruins down Maple Leafs 5-1 in Game 7

No Canadian teams left in Stanley Cup playoffs

Defence accuses officer of ‘incompetence’ in trial for B.C. man accused in daughters’ murder

Double murder trial for the Victoria father accused of killing his two young daughters continues

Okanagan history in pictures

Grand opening of downtown Vernon Safeway store from 1965

Okanagan firefighter steps up to challenge

Andrew Haak will be one of hundreds of firefighters taking part in the Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge in Calgary on May 5

SPCA investigating hen cull at Shuswap egg farm

Egg farm regulator says they are confident cull at was done properly

Okanagan Rail Trail a popular place

Thousands pack North Okanagan section over long weekend

B.C. men challenge constitutionality of Canada’s secret no-fly list

Parvkar Singh Dulai says he received a “denial of boarding” notification under the no-fly program last May 17

Most Read