Hospital receives funds from 'Caring for Tomorrow' endowment funds

March 28, 2017


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(L) Investment Committee member, Jeremy Wentworth-Stanley; GBHS President & CEO, Lance Thurston; Foundation Chair, Torben Hawksbridge; Investment Committee Chair, Chris Frook

Today, March 28th, Grey Bruce Health Services (GBHS) President & CEO, Lance Thurston, received $455,000 from the Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation.

The funds are proceeds from the Foundation’s 'Caring for Tomorrow' Endowment Fund for 2016.

The Foundation established its Endowment in 1996 to provide a secure, ongoing source of funding for new diagnostic and medical equipment.

Hundreds of will bequests and other gifts have been added to the Fund, where they are permanently invested. A portion of the income earned is what supports new equipment at the Hospital each year

The Emerging Needs Fund contributed $316,000 to the total. Contributions from named funds were:

The Emerging Needs Fund contributed $316,000 to the total. Contributions from named funds were:

The Emerging Needs Fund contributed $316,000 to the total. Contributions from named funds were:
Cardiac Trust
D.S. Fleming
Peter Di Tursi
Brian Rudrick
Jessie Calder
Percy & Kathleen Noble
Lois & Donald Dowkes
Chris Coulter
Robert Edgar
IPM 2004
Merna Litwiller
Rob & June Shouldice
Howey Memorial
Heart Care
Catherine Taylor
Diagnostic Services
Jean Clugston
Helen Foster
Large and Cardoso
Gordon & Doris Wilkinson
Chamberlain Family
Tom Williams
Ruth Hindman
Marie & Carl Kellough
$  4,000.00
$  3,500.00
$  9,500.00
$  2,600.00
$  9,500.00
$  2,250.00
$  9,500.00
$  2,000.00
$  9,500.00
$  2,000.00
$  8,750.00
$  1,300.00
$  7,000.00
$  1,150.00
$  6,500.00
$  1,000.00
$  6,000.00
$  1,000.00
$  5,750.00
$     650.00
$  4,750.00
$     550.00
$  4,500.00
$     250.00


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From a new histology processor and transfusion medicine fridge in the Laboratory, new endoscopes for general surgery, cardiac monitors, to a new YAG opthamolic laser, the Endowment disbursement helped the Foundation fund equipment across nine departments at the Hospital in 2016.  Of the total, $9,950 was designated for clinical staff education & training.  

"This year’s disbursement brings the total provided to the Hospital to more than $4.1 million over the Endowment’s 21 year history," said Foundation Chair, Torben Hawksbridge. "We’re looking forward to seeing what it will accomplish for the Hospital in the years to come."

Contributing to the Endowment through your Will, life insurance or RRSP is something almost everyone can consider. Your gift will live on after you to help the Hospital again and again – ensuring future generations get the care they need - when they need it.

More information on the 'Caring for Tomorrow' Endowment Fund is available by contacting the Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation at 519-372-3925.

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