Lethbridge: Some changes on the way for the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation.
After almost four-years as the Executive Director of the Foundation Debra
Ramage is taking a different position within Alberta Health Services. Ramage
will be moving to Calgary to become Director of Foundation Relations.
It won't be a small job, since there are about 75 Foundations and
Auxiliaries attached to hospitals across the province, that are now part of
Alberta Health services.
Ramage will be the liaison between the individual Foundation Boards and
Alberta Health Services, and provide assistance to the Foundations with some of
their work. She notes, "Each Foundation is independent, with their own
volunteer Board of Directors". However, she says, "They are all connected to
Alberta Health services in that they raise money for the hospital that they are
Every year, each foundation will help their individual hospital raise
funds from specific equipment or programs. The Chinook Hospital Foundation is
in the process of helping with refurbishments and has helped set up a short-stay
house for the new cancer centre.
Foundation member Jason VandenHoek will take over as Executive Director for
the Foundation over the next six-months, until a decision is made about a
permanent replacement for Ramage.
Photo Courtesy Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation Website. Back Row: Jason VandenHoek, Debra Ramage, Sheryl Benson, Tina Brown. Seated: Sherri Mantello, Kandis Parascak.