Moorhouse retiring from the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation

Retirement for SOS member

One of the South Okanagan Similkameen (SOS) Medical Foundation’s fundraising team members is moving on to retirement, ending the six years he’s spent with the organization.

John Moorhouse finishes off his work this month from his position as the SOS Medical Foundation’s Development and Communications officer. Moorhouse entered his role with the foundation in February 2015, after a substantial career in print and radio journalism in the Penticton area.

Along with his work in helping the Medical Foundation successfully reach its $20-million goal to provide medical equipment for the $312-million expansion of Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH), he greatly contributed in the campaign for the recently completed $3-million campaign for a second CT scanner at PRH.

“For many in the community, John has almost become the face of our Foundation. He will definitely be missed,” Peter Steele, chair of the SOS Medical Foundation board said in a press release.

Moorhouse stated that his decision to retire certainly wasn’t an easy one.

“I can’t say enough about the tremendous staff we have here – both at the Foundation office and throughout the hospital. It’s truly been an honour to be a part of this team,” he said.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to get to know many of our donors on a personal basis as well. Their generosity reflects what warm, giving people they are.”

Stepping into the empty role’s work will include Lissette Little as the Medical Foundation’s new Director of Development, while videographer Peter Verge takes over Moorhouse’s communications role.

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