The Shuswap Hospital Foundation was pleased to be able to present a donation of $12,712.00 to the Sorrento & Area Community Health Centre Committee to assist in furnishing and equipping two examination rooms at the newly opened Health Centre in Sorrento. Dr. Brian Ayotte, Past President and current board member of the Shuswap Hospital Foundation was on hand to present a plaque to Marilyn Clark and Melanie Kowles, members of the S.A.C.H.C.
Marilyn Clark stated that the community is excited to have a health centre situated locally rather than people having to travel to neighbouring towns for primary health care. She said “many patients have come from Kamloops, Chase, North Shore, Blind Bay and White Lake”.
The Sorrento & Area Community Health Centre opened on November 18th, 2013 and serves a cross section of age groups from babies to seniors. The nurse practitioner Judy Deringer is a Registered Nurse with a Master’s degree.
The Health Centre is a partnership between Interior Health and the Sorrento & Area Community Association (S.A.C.A.) “This facility is community sponsored” said Marilyn Clark “and we are extremely grateful for the support of the Shuswap Hospital Foundation in providing this much-needed equipment.