Abbotsford Philanthropist Funds New CT Scanner For ARH

Abbotsford –  Early this spring the Fraser Valley Healthcare Foundation had pledged to fund the replacement of one of the aging CT scanners at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. The facility is celebrating its 10 year anniversary, with this great milestone comes some challenges. Liz Harris the Executive Director for the Foundation pointed out that “The current CT Scanners run 24/7, all year long. Over 30,000 scans were done at ARH in 2017”.

With the campaign well underway with mail outs, emails and face to face conversations, a lone donor came forward to offer assistance.

Vivian Trethewey, Abbotsford resident and stalwart community supporter has generously supported the campaign for a new CT scanner. “Abbotsford is near to my heart” Trethewey affirmed “I wanted to make a gift that would impact as many people as possible, regardless of who they are, what their age is or station in our community; I feel that this equipment will touch many lives.”

Vivian Trethewey , Courtesy Fraser Health, ARH Abbotsford Regional Hospital

Tretheway’s significant financial gift of $1,000,000 will cover the original pledge made by the Foundation to replace one CT scanner. Her gift has a greater impact to the community as it allows the Fraser Valley Healthcare Foundation to commit to funding the replacement of the second CT scanner.

“Vivian’s gift was truly selfless and will help thousands of people in our community for years to come” says Harris. “We are very grateful for her generosity and for the giving that is coming from all corners of our community.”

If you would like to be part of this campaign please contact the Fraser Valley Healthcare Foundation at 1-877-661-0314 or on line at

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