Stevenson Memorial Hospital

Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation

Somerville Nurseries Inc. Supports Redevelopment with $25,000 Gift

[New Tecumseth – November 24, 2021] Stevenson Memorial Hospital’s redevelopment received a financial boost this week, as Fred Somerville, made a $25,000 donation.

Fred Somerville is part owner of Somerville Nurseries in Everett. Somerville Nurseries is a family-owned business that has been growing Christmas trees in the Simcoe and Dufferin Counties since 1950. Today, Somerville Nurseries is the largest Christmas tree producer in Ontario as well as a major supplier of larger landscape nursery stock and seedlings.

The Somerville’s have a unique connection to the hospital too. Fred’s uncle, Dave Stevenson Somerville, was the first baby born at Stevenson Memorial Hospital.

“Stevenson Memorial Hospital has been there for our family since the beginning,” said Fred Somerville. “It’s critical that we continue to be there for our hospital and enable it to meet the needs of our growing community. The best way to do that is to support redevelopment.”

This brings the Somerville Family and Somerville Nurseries’ lifetime giving to the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation (SMHF) to over $100,000.

This type of support is essential to the SMHF’s $43 million, Because of you, we can Campaign supporting the redevelopment of the hospital, critical equipment and technology needs.

“There is no better feeling than when local businesses decide to invest in their local hospital,” says Mary Thomas, CEO, SMHF. “Just as Somerville Nurseries knows the importance of growth, so too does our hospital. Thank you Fred Somerville for making this important gift to Stevenson Memorial Hospital’s redevelopment, as we await a much-needed space transformation.”

The Because of you, we can Campaign is the largest campaign in the SMHF’s history, supporting the redevelopment of Stevenson Memorial Hospital. The hospital’s redevelopment plan includes a revitalized ER, doubling the square footage of the hospital and tripling the amount of parking space. With an ER built to manage 7,000 visits annually that currently manages close to 40,000, this redevelopment is urgent today and for future generations.

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For more information:
Mary Thomas

Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation, 705-435-6281 ext. 3209