About MATH

Thank you for wanting to learn more about MATH, the Mission All Together for Healthcare society that was formed in partnership with the Mission Memorial Hospital and Fraser Health.

Our Vision

The MATH society supports a model of health care that serves the citizens of the City of Mission and surrounds throughout their lives, competently and efficiently, with Mission Memorial Hospital as a core of these services. Our health care services will be designed to help ensure that our community will thrive.

MEDICINES

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MEDICAL AID

DONATIONS

VOLUNTEERS

Our Mission

The MATH society is committed to supporting the provision of health care services in a community-based model of excellence and innovation.

Our Board

Judith Ray - Co-Chair

Retired Nurse and Health Care Administrator Community Volunteer

Dr. Andrew Edelson, BSChE, MD - Co-Chair

Retired Mission Family Physician Retired Mission Site Medical Director

Lloyd Rash - Treasurer

Retired Operations Manager, Community Volunteer, Rotarian, Freeman. Lived in Mission Community since 1947, served on Boards; Mission Community Foundation, Fraser River Heritage Park Association, Welton Towers & MATH.

Elvira Warner - Secretary

I have lived in Mission for 47 years and am invested in the health and well being of the community. I am a retired registered nurse who worked at Mission Memorial Hospital and I also taught at the University of the Fraser Valley in the Bachelor of Nursing Program.

Ken Selvaraja

Business Owner since 1979 Lanka Jewels

Bob Ingram

Retired Board of Education Secretary-Treasurer/Corporate Officer and community volunteer.

Vik Gill

Being a personal trainer/gym owner has influenced my outlook on the importance of healthcare. Every community deserves the best services possible and the City of Mission is of no exception. I am excited to be a part of this adventure!

Lynda Vanson

I have lived with my family for over 40 years in Mission and have taken an active interest in my community I am retired after 30 years as an RN in the hospital and several clinics.

Margaret Pfoh

Chief Executive Officer at Aboriginal Housing Management Association

Advisors to the Board

Dr, Hector Baillie MD FRCPC

Specialist General Internal Medicine

Dr. Lily Edelson BA MC CCFP

Dr. Lily Edelson BA MC CCFP

Family Medicine Doctor UBC Family Medicine Clinical Instructor

Stacey Crawford

Stacey serves as the Directory of Economic Development for the District of Mission. He has an extensive community leadership and volunteer experience including the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of Mission, the Kinsmen Club of Mission, and Community Futures, North Fraser. He currently serves on the board and is the former board chair of Prospera Credit Union.

John G. Tait, Q.C.

Lawyer & Co-Founder Taylor, Tait, Ruley & Company

Shona Brown

MATH Society Purposes

1

Essential Health Care

To ensure that residents of the City of Mission and Area have access to timely, essential health care services.

2

Health Care Model

Work with Ministry of Health & Fraser Health Authority to maintain a sustainable and continuously improving health care model with Mission Memorial Hospital, physicians, & community care providers.

3

Equal Access

To ensure equitable access to health care regardless of an individual’s income, level of ability, age, cultural heritage, gender, sexual orientation, or geographical location.

4

Community Partners

To collaborate with community partners to address local health concerns, health care provider recruitment and retention issues, and service levels relative to personnel, equipment, and program delivery.

About Mission BC

Incorporated in 1892, Mission BC is located in Central Fraser Valley. The City of Mission is part of the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) and has a population of 38,833 (2016). Mission is also the furthest stop East for the West Coast Express commuter train, which began running between Vancouver Waterfront Centre and Mission City Station in 1995. The West Coast Express operates 5 trains on weekdays between 5:25 and 7:25 in the mornings and between 3:50 and 6:20 in the evenings. Mission is also a vibrant manufacturing district and holds the only municipal tree farm licence in BC. Although the local School District #75 is the city’s largest employer, the surrounding area is also home to more than 95 farms including commercial agriculture and hobby farms. Notable annual events include the Fraser River Salmon Run, the Bald Eagle Festival, the Mission Folk Festival, the Children’s Festival, and multiple auto racing events at Mission Raceway Park.

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