On March 26th, 2019, the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation completed the final payments of an annual transfer of $466,876.66 to the Clinton Public Hospital in support of various current projects.  “This is an exciting year for the Foundation, as we are transferring more to our hospital this year than in any other single fiscal year in the past two decades,” said Darlene McCowan, Foundation Coordinator. “Over the past 15 years, the Foundation has been able to transfer more than 3 million dollars to the hospital for a variety of projects, including new equipment, physician recruitment and updates to the infrastructure of the hospital.  On behalf of the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, I would like to thank all those who support our hospital through financial donations, Planned Giving, gift in kind donations, sponsorships and in volunteering their time and talents.  We are truly grateful to have such a kind and caring community.”  This year the disbursement to the hospital supports a wide variety of projects.

Approximately $15,000 of this transfer was raised by the Auxiliary to the Clinton Public Hospital, which allowed for the purchase of two vitals monitors, a rehab trainer, a trauma stretcher, five patient wheelchairs and one bariatric wheelchair.  The Auxiliary fundraises throughout the year with events such as their annual Irish Stew Luncheon, Game Days, Tag Days, Hot Dog Days, Penny Sale, Celebration of Lights, 50/50 Raffle and of course through the sales in the Hospital Gift Shop.  The public support of these activities is always appreciated.

Foundation fundraising events, including the 2018 biennial Gala, the CKNX Healthcare Heroes Radiothon, Giving Tuesday and the Christmas Campaign, raised a net profit of $252,772.21 this fiscal year.  Additional funds were raised through a variety of community supported events, memorial and general donations, tribute gifts, the thankful patient program and planned giving.  The funds raised throughout the year have been transferred to support the recruitment of new physicians, the purchase of sterilization equipment for the operating room, the purchase of a digital x-ray unit, the purchase of a patient lift, funding for a nursing education program and financial support for the PATH Project.

Photo (Left to Right): Steve Brown (CPHF Treasurer and Finance & Investment Chair), Laura Brown (CPH Manager of In-Patient Care and Emergency Department), Sibyl Tebbutt (CPHF Director), Darren Stevenson (CPHF Chair), Mary Cardinal (HPHA Vice President, People & Chief Quality Executive), Anne Newington (CPHF Director), Bob Clark (CPHF Director), Linda Dunford (CPHF Nominating & Bylaw Chair), Jane Muegge (CPHF Director), Fred Lobb (CPHF Director) and Sandra Campbell (CPHF Director)