Stevenson Memorial Hospital

Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation

Stevenson Memorial Hospital By the Numbers

Stevenson is one busy place. Can you think of any organization in town that facilitated the birth of over 500 babies in 2019? That is approximately 10 per week or roughly one every 17 hours. From April 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021, 596 bundles of joy were delivered in the most compassionate, capable and professional manner. For those deliveries, Stevenson and its doctors, nurses and staff have received some of the highest ratings in maternity patient satisfaction. This type of patient care and customer service doesn’t happen everywhere in Ontario, but it does at Stevenson Memorial Hospital. Stevenson is the birthplace for excellence and an exemplary beacon of distinction for other hospitals to strive toward.  

During that same time frame, added to the additional 596 smiles and cuddles born into our communities were 3,183 surgeries, 15,968 diagnostic examinations and for the current 2021/2022 year, the hospital has had almost 40,000 emergency visits to the ER. Not bad for a hospital that was designed to handle 7,000 ER visits in the 1960s.

Almost everyone knows where they were born. I was born in York County Hospital (now Southlake Regional Health Centre) in Newmarket. I was 8 lbs. 10 oz. and was born at 8:10 a.m. in the morning. Growing up, my mother told me the story enough that it became an indelible part of who I am. Somehow, she too was very proud of the coincidental numbers. Southlake Regional Health Centre’s building has undergone countless renovations and rebuilds over the years making it a first-class health care facility. The original door transom and frame was saved during demolition and denotes entry into a ward of their new hospital. Our community deserves no less than the people of Newmarket, or Barrie, or Toronto for that matter. Now is our time.  

The Because of you, we can Campaign goal is $43 million. For that, we get a hospital we can all be proud to call our own. All great institutions require investment and I’m asking you all, if you haven’t already, to make your personal donation to Stevenson. A meaningful donation to your community hospital is an investment in building a quality health care facility for you and your loved ones right in our backyard.


Dr. Ted Vandevis – Strategic Advisor of the Because of you, we can Campaign

For more information:

Kara Harris
Communications Coordinator
Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation 705.435.6281 ext. 2351