New donor wall in Southampton unveiled to recognize volunteers and donors

It was a big day for Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation on Monday, November 5th.

Many supporters and donors of Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation crowded into the lobby and hallway of the Southampton hospital  to witness the unveiling of the new ‘Donor Wall’ following the expansion of the hospital, to meet the new Executive Director, to see the funding amount raised toward the new MRI machine in Owen Sound and to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Hospital Foundation.

The new donor plaque features the names of many individuals, businesses,organizations and media that have contributed to the hospital, for things such as equipment not funded by the Government, whether through funding dollars or in-kind contributions.

The Foundation also revealed its contribution of $225,000 toward the MRI in Owen Sound Regional Hospital that serves the region of Grey Bruce Hospital Services.

   (L) Dr. Mike Marriott, Exec. Director (incoming) Tracy Murray, Donna Chappelle Site Manager, Sally Kidson             (outgoing Exec. Dir.), Foundation Chair Jim Barbour and Sylvia Sheard, Southampton Rotary Presdient
(L) Foundation Chair Jim Barbour, new Executive Director Tracy Murray, Donna Chappelle Site Manager, Dr. Mike Marriott Chief of Staff and Executive Director Sally Kidson (ret’d Nov. 30) unveil the donation wall

Chief of Medical Staff, Dr. Mike Marriott said that support and equipment are crucial for the retention of doctors.

The event was also the opportunity for the community to meet, Tracy Murray, the new Executive Director of the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation, who will be taking over from Sally Kidson who is retiring on November 30th.

Retiring Executive Director Sally Kidson