Positive News During a Year of Uncertainty

Over the years, Phoenix Truck & Crane has focused our philanthropic giving locally to the Tri Cities as much as possible; though when presented with a few areas of need from the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation, we learned that hospital services many specific needs for our local residents, especially our youngest. So, this past year Phoenix donated to RCH, and we are pleased to share these tangible results!

We are so proud of the work that the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation is doing for the kids in our communities, and we are honoured to have been able to help in a small way. In use now in the pediatric department are a Bili-Therapy Spot Type Unit (used for jaundiced babies) and a new sofa sleeper, helping to ensure the recovery of babies and comfort of their caregivers. Phoenix owner Bill Dick remembers firsthand how stressful it was to have a jaundiced baby, and hopes this equipment can help relieve a bit of stress off of the parents, allowing them to stay next to their their infant while hospitalized.

A program that had been ‘quieted’ during these COVID-19 times has re-started, the pediatric music therapy program. With help from Phoenix and another donor, the hospital will be hiring a full-time music therapist. This program has been incredibly valued for the children and provides a calming influence for families.

We are so proud to have been able to help our communities, in such unique and much needed ways. We hope you and your family will never have to spend time in these dedicated areas of the hospital, so we’d like to share a few photos from the inside. This has been a tough year for many, but we are fortunate to be able to bring a bit of light.