Stevenson Memorial Hospital

Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation

You Get What You Pay For

There is a childhood song I learned in the Holland Marsh in the sixties that might still have a message in it for us today.  It goes something like this:

I went around the corner and I went around the block

And I walked right into a bakery shop

I pulled a donut right out of the grease and I gave the lady a 5-cent piece

She looked at the nickel and she looked at me and she said

“This nickel is no good you see.

There’s a hole in the nickel, there’s a hole right through.”

Said I, “There’s a hole in the donut too.”

Origin Unknown

To me it says: We get what we pay for…We can’t expect to get more than what we give…Isn’t that what it is like when it comes to our hospital? If we want our local health system to be without holes we need to make sure we are giving it our whole commitment.  If we want a revitalized hospital in our community, we each need to make a commitment to help make it a reality.

That means giving meaningfully to our beloved hospital that our community has outgrown. That means supporting your local businesses, who in turn also support the hospital. If government doesn’t have the confidence that our community is committed to raising the local share, all that we will be left with is the hole in the donut.


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

For more information:

Kara Harris
Communications Coordinator
Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation 705-434-8289