Caring Spirits: Dr. Karan Shetty & Marja Mackenzie

Dr. Karan Shetty (pictured above) and Cardiac Nurse Marja Mackenzie have been nominated as Caring Spirits! These caregivers work in the Coronary Care Unit at Royal Jubilee Hospital, providing lifesaving treatment to cardiac patients who are unstable and require intensive monitoring.

A former patient decided to honour Dr. Shetty and Marja with a donation through the Victoria Hospitals Foundation’s Caring Spirit program. Donations like these help ensure our caregivers have continued access to the absolute best medical equipment.

Please share to help acknowledge the exceptional work of our hospital teams. We want the entire community to hear about the incredible impact our caregivers have at Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals.


The Caring Spirit program gives grateful patients and their loved ones the opportunity to pay tribute to doctors, nurses and other hospital caregivers by making a donation of any amount in their name.

Please remember to tell us your Caring Spirit’s first and last name and which hospital and department they work in.

  • Click Donate Now
  • Call 250-519-1750
  • Stop by the hospital cashier
  • Visit us or send us cheque. Here’s our contact information

Caregivers are so touched when they are named as Caring Spirits. They will receive recognition from their supervisors and peers, a special Caring Spirit pin and a letter of congratulations that doesn’t disclose the amount of your gift.

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Your gift will be used for priority medical equipment that improves care for other patients. Caring Spirit has funded hundreds of important pieces of medical equipment throughout Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals. It’s a wonderful way to support our hospitals and recognize excellent care.

Read about all our latest Caring Spirits!