Throughout the 2020-2021 fiscal year, Clinton Public Hospital Foundation transferred $1,009,410.12 to Clinton Public Hospital for capital equipment and various projects. While the pandemic saw the cancellation of the Foundation’s 2020 Biennial Gala, that didn’t stop individuals, organizations and businesses of Clinton and surrounding areas from ensuring that the hospital was able to move forward with planned capital purchases and projects.
“Phenomenal! In a year of uncertainty, it is fantastic to see the generosity and commitment that our community has for their hospital”, says Foundation Chair Darren Stevenson. “The Foundation made a commitment to HPHA to support the costs of some large projects at CPH this year, including the refresh of both the Medical Devices Reprocessing Department and the Operating Room, a new Bone Mineral Densitometry Unit and Suite, and various other equipment and projects. We are so fortunate to have a community that comes together to ensure our hospital has what it needs to provide quality healthcare to the patients of Clinton Public Hospital. An investment of this size in our hospital, ensures the viability, strength and future of the Clinton Public Hospital.”
The Clinton Public Hospital Foundation is committed to the advancement of healthcare and well-being of those served by the Clinton Public Hospital through the raising, managing and distribution of funds for equipment and infrastructure to the Clinton Public Hospital. The Foundation Board of Directors meet regularly with the HPHA Management staff to review the need for capital equipment and upgrades to infrastructure at CPH. This past year, several larger projects were identified and the Foundation made the commitment to support these.
Andrew Williams, HPHA President and CEO commented, “The support of our Foundation, and therefore our community is incredible. Facility improvements and equipment investments like the ones we are celebrating today are clear examples of the important partnership between the Hospital and Foundation and the role this partnership plays in the continued delivery and strengthening of high quality, local health care.”
Funds raised throughout the 2020-2021 fiscal-year supported the following projects and equipment at CPH:
- COVID relief and PPE (Including Isolation Carts, Negative Air Pressure Machine, Portable Air Pressure Monitor, Ante Room Panel Kits, iPad for screening/audits, Protective Screens, Workstations on Wheels and Vital Signs Towers) – $45,000.00
- Operating Room and Medical Devices Reprocessing Department Refresh – $729,000.86
- Slit Lamp for Eye Trauma – $17,413.02
- ECG Machine, trolley and cart – $15,545.11
- 15 Single Channel IV Pumps – $34,922.80
- Bone Mineral Densitometry Unit and Suite – $114,529.51
- Emergency Department Equipment – $50,000.00
- Microsoft Surfaces & Charging Stations for Patients – $2,998.82
Darlene McCowan, Foundation Coordinator shares, “Words cannot convey how heartwarming it is to see our donors continue to support their hospital and healthcare at such great lengths. I won’t hide that the kindness and compassion shown by our community throughout the past year has brought happy tears to my eyes on more than one occasion. Thank you does not seem enough to express the tremendous gratitude we have to our donors. Each of you are amazing! You are our community heroes!”
Donations throughout the year were provided by individuals, organizations and businesses throughout Southwestern Ontario. The Auxiliary to the Clinton Public Hospital also contributed $20,000 this year in support of the ECG machine and IV pumps. Donations were made in direct response to COVID-19 and requests for support for various projects, while other funds were provided through grants and from Planned Giving Bequests left by individuals in their Wills.
Stayed tuned for images of the newly renovated OR, MDRD and BMD Suite in coming weeks.
CPH Foundation presents HPHA with a cheque for $1,009,410.12 for the 2020-21 disbursement to Clinton Public Hospital, encircled by photos of the current Foundation Board of Directors
Holding cheque: Andrew Williams, HPHA President & CEO and Lori Merner, HPHA Manager Surgical Services
In front: Darlene McCowan, CPH Foundation Coordinator and Darren Stevenson, CPH Foundation Chair