Ashley Miller, Co-Chair of the Peninsula Hospital Campaign, recently presented a plaque to Mike Kearney and Eric McLay of the Ferndale Lions Head and District Lions Club to say thank you to the Lions Club and to show BPHS Foundation’s appreciation for the generous donation of $15,000.00 for Cancer Care through the Hospital Campaign. Thank you Lions! Donations such as this have assisted the Hospital Campaign in reaching the $10.1m mark. This five-year pledge will be used for the renovations to the oncology department which are under way. Our challenge now is to continue to raise funds to meet goal for the completion of this unit. If you would like to assist us in raising the final $1m, please contact Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation at 519-534-5856.
It’s true. Preparations are being made to begin the construction of the GBHS Oncology Suite. As of Friday, June 12th oncology has been moved from the 5th Floor at Owen Sound Regional Hospital to an area near Ambulatory Care. This will allow services to continue while the unit is under construction and, although a patient’s first visit may be a little confusing, volunteers will be on hand to make the process easier until patients are familiar with the new surroundings. These renovations are expected to take approximately six months and are a huge part of the GBHS Five Foundations’ Hospital Campaign. Dr. John and Gena Van Dorp are part of our community who have given so generously to assist in this major endeavor. Not only have they assisted healthcare in our community financially, but Dr. John has practiced in the Wiarton community for thirty years and Gena has served on BPHS Foundation board for a number of terms. Upon completion of her last term as a Director, she graciously agreed to Co-Chair the Peninsula Hospital Campaign with Ashley Miller. Ashley is seen here presenting a donor recognition plaque to Dr. John and Gena Van Dorp as a thank you for their contribution to the Hospital Campaign. If you would like to hear some personal stories, please visit #helpcrushcancer. You will also be provided the opportunity to assist us in raising the final $1m toward our goal. Thank you.
The Interventional Radiology Suite was completed in February, the CT Scanner installation and renovations are underway as we speak and it has recently been announced that the oncology renovations have been awarded and will begin June 22nd. All of this has been made possible because of donations to the Hospital Campaign, the $11.4m fundraising project publicly launched a year ago May. Richard & Cris Bouillon recently presented Gary & Marg Tambling with a recognition plaque thanking them for the generous donation made by Gilbert Shoes Limited. We trust that Gary and Marg are enjoying their retirement and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them for being huge supporters of BPHS Foundation.
Thanks to the very generous donations of individuals and businesses such as Wiarton Home Building Centre, the Hospital Campaign has reached the $10m mark of the $11.4m goal! For those who are not aware, as part of the campaign, a portable CT Scanner was brought to GBHS – Owen Sound Site the beginning of May and work has been underway since that time to install the new CT Scanner without interruption to service or increase to wait times. “The new CT Scanner will improve the ability to detect illnesses and allow coronary and cardiac CTs, which are new services for patients in this area.” Renovations to install the new scanner will take approximately eight weeks. This is just one of the improvements which will be made possible because of the Hospital Campaign. Ashley Miller, Co-Chair of the Peninsula Hospital Campaign Cabinet, recently made a presentation to Paul, Pat and Allan Sutter. The plaque is our way of saying thank you and to show our appreciation to the business for its incredible support to the campaign. Thank you Wiarton Home Building Centre!
Thanks to the very generous donations of individuals and businesses such as Davis & McLay Insurance Brokers Limited, the Hospital Campaign has reached the $10m mark of the $11.4m goal! For those who have not heard the great news, because of such donations, the Interventional Radiology Suite which was a high priority of the campaign was completed in February. In addition to helping to diagnose cancer through many types of biopsies, this suite is used for procedures to aid in the delivery of chemotherapy and improves the quality of life of cancer patients after diagnosis. Beyond cancer, the Interventional Radiology Suite allows doctors to find and treat blood clots and narrowing of arteries in the legs and a wide range of other health problems. This is just one of the improvements which was made possible because of the Hospital Campaign. Ashley Miller, Co-Chair of the Peninsula Hospital Campaign Cabinet, recently made a presentation to Eric McLay. The plaque is our way of saying thank you and to show our appreciation to Davis & McLay for their tremendous support to the campaign. Thank you Davis & McLay Insurance Brokers Limited!
Recently, Helen Thomson and Bev Boswell of the Peninsula Hospital Campaign, met with a few members of GBHS – Wiarton Hospital Auxiliary for a photo opportunity. You may have seen this dedicated group, and many other individuals not available for the photo, donning blue vests and volunteering in various departments at our hospital, working in the Gift Shop or selling HELPP tickets at Foodland. Over the next five years, the Wiarton Auxiliary will invest $25,000 toward the Hospital Campaign. We would to take a moment to say thank you to the Auxiliary for “helping Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation create a world of possibilities for local and regional cancer and cardiac care patients
The Lion's Head Hospital Auxiliary completed their five-year commitment to 'the Hospital Campaign' for local and regional cancer and cardiac care with a cheque to Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation for $40,000. This is four years ahead of the original commitment plan and there were big smiles all around as Sharon Winegarden, President of the Lion's Head Auxiliary, presented the cheque to Bev Boswell, Executive Director of BPHS Foundation. "We are delighted to be able to fulfill this commitment so early, due to the wonderful generosity of all who contribute to our Hospital Auxiliary, through fundraisers, memorial donations, and other donations of support." said Sharon as he handed over the monies. The Lion's Head Auxiliary designated their donation to the cancer care portion of the Campaign. What a great group of individuals working for our health care! Thank you Lion's Head Hospital Auxiliary.
In January of 2014 the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula made a commitment to the Hospital Campaign of $100,000 pledged over five years. Willard Vanderploeg and Ashley Miller, members of the Campaign Cabinet who made the presentation to Council, recently attended a Council meeting to thank them for their ongoing support. Pictured left to right are Willard, Ray Burns, Ashley, Co-Chair of the Peninsula Campaign Cabinet, Mayor Milt McIver, and John Bainbridge. Missing from the photo are Betsy Stewart and Tom Boyle. The Hospital Campaign is pleased to announce that they have recently reached the $9m mark. With the addition of the identified need to replace the Interventional Radiology Suite, a total of $11.4m is necessary for Cancer and Cardiac Care in our region.
Sauble Lions recently hosted their 2nd annual Marathon Golf Tournament. Participants enjoyed breakfast at Cobble Beach prior to hitting the course for 18 holes of golf. After completing their round they travelled to Northern Dunes, Hepworth, for a BBQ'd lunch and an additional 18 holes followed by dinner. Although the weather was cold and nasty, participants were in good spirits knowing pledges they had collected were supporting the Hospital Campaign, an $11.4m campaign to raise funds for local and regional
cancer and cardiac care. Participants were also provided an opportunity to place bids on silent auction items thanks to the very generous support of local businesses. The Sauble Lions would like to thank these businesses as well as their hole sponsors for making this a successful event and Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation would like to thank the Sauble Lions for contributing to the Hospital Campaign. Pictured above (L/R) members of the Sauble Lions Golf Committee Jim Kempster, Treasurer, Mary Lou Mailloux, Third Vice President, Bob Richardson, President, Moira Kempster, Membership Chair, and Johan Lewis, Secretary, presenting a cheque for $3,716.00 to Helen Thomson, Chair of BPHSF, (extreme left) and Bev Boswell, Executive Director of BPHSF, (extreme right). Missing from the picture are Janice Jackson, Chair of the Golf Committee, and Gayle Lamont, Treasurer of the Golf Committee.
"This season, as in previous years, the members of the Sauble Beach & District Lions Club attended the weekly races at Sauble Speedway to conduct a 50/50 lottery. Proceeds from the 50/50 in the amount of $1,598.89 were recently presented to the Peninsula Hospital Campaign for local and regional Cancer and Cardiac Care. The Sauble Lions Club's have contributed $5,314.89 to the campaign to date. They also designated an additional $766.35 from lottery proceeds specifically to GBHS - Wiarton Hospital. This is a terrific service club working hard for health care on the Peninsula and BPHS Foundation truly appreciates their continued support. Thank you Sauble Lions. Pictured by the Lions' International archway at Sauble are some of the Lions, back row (L-R): Jim & Moira Kempster, Mary Lou Mailloux, Lesley & Gary Wood, front row: Bev Boswell, Executive Director of BPHSF, Helen Thomson, Peninsula Campaign Cabinet Member, and Johan Lewis."
The Ferndale Lion's Head Lioness Club has made a three-year pledge of $9,000 to the Hospital Campaign - half the funds have been designated for Cancer Care and the other half for Cardiac Care. Recently, Bev Miller, Lioness Treasurer, presented two cheques of $1,000 each to Bev Boswell, Executive Director, BPHSF. The Lioness have taken full advantage of the Bruce Power challenge and encourage others to do so. Thank you to the Lioness Club for their continued support of healthcare.
Thank you to Dave Dailey, a representative of the Trillium Home L.O.B.A. Ontario West Inc. (Orange Association), for attending the Peninsula Public Launch event for the Hospital Campaign. As he did, we thought this was a perfect opportunity to take advantage of a photo opportunity. Dave is presenting a cheque to Gena Van Dorp, Co-Chair of the Peninsula Campaign and Helen Thomson, Chair of BPHS Foundation. We would like to thank the association for their continued support to Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation and for their $10,000 pledge over a five-year period to the Hospital Campaign.
In January of 2014 Council of the Town of South Bruce Peninsula made a commitment to the Hospital Campaign of $300,000 pledged over five years. Helen Thomson and Richard Bouillon, members of the Peninsula Hospital Campaign Cabinet, attended a Council meeting to thank Council for their ongoing support. Pictured left to right are Marilyn Bowman, Jay Kirkland, Karen Klages, Jim Turner, Chris Thomas, Matt Standen, Paul McKenzie, John Close, Helen and Richard. Missing from the photo is Janice Jackson. The Hospital Campaign is pleased to announce that they have recently reached the $9m mark. With the addition of the identified need to replace the Interventional Radiology Suite, a total of $11.4m is necessary for Cancer and Cardiac Care in our region.