Stevenson Memorial Hospital

Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation

Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation Introduces Grateful Patient Program, Acknowledging Exceptional Care with Tribute Donations

[New Tecumseth, June 19, 2023] – Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation (SMHF) is delighted to announce the launch of its enhanced Grateful Patient Program. This unique initiative aims to provide an avenue for individuals to express their gratitude for the exceptional care and service they received at Stevenson Memorial Hospital (SMH) while supporting the ongoing efforts of the Foundation.

The Grateful Patient Program offers a heartfelt opportunity for patients and their families to give back and honour the dedicated staff who made a difference during their hospital experience. By making a donation to the SMHF in celebration of a staff member or healthcare professional at SMH, participants can express their gratitude while contributing to the continuous enhancement of healthcare services in our community.

Dr. Myatt, a member of the SMH medical team, recently received a tribute donation through the Raymond James Canada Foundation, from the Donnelly family, supporters of the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation. In recognition of the exceptional care provided by Dr. Myatt, the Donnelly family stated, “We are forever grateful for the professional, compassionate care that has been extended to the Donnelly family over the past several years, by Dr. Matt Myatt.”

This generous donation has served as a catalyst for the launch of the Grateful Patient Program. With its re-establishment, SMHF invites patients, their families, and the community at large to make donations as a way to thank the staff at SMH for the extraordinary care they provide.

Every donation received through the Grateful Patient Program will directly contribute to improving patient care, upgrading and purchasing medical equipment, and supporting fundraising initiatives for SMHF. It is thanks to the continued support and appreciation of our community that Stevenson Memorial Hospital and the Foundation can continue to provide high quality healthcare services available to all.

“We are excited to re-introduce the Grateful Patient Program as an avenue for individuals to express their appreciation while positively impacting the future of healthcare in our region,” said Mary Thomas, CEO, of SMHF.” The contributions made through this program will empower us to provide our healthcare professionals with the resources they need to deliver exceptional care to our patients and their families.”

To participate in the Grateful Patient Program and make a tribute donation, individuals can visit the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation website at []. Donors will have the option to include a personal message of thanks, which will be printed on a certificate and presented to the staff members being honored.

The $43 million, Because of you, we can Campaign is the largest campaign in SMHF’s history.  Donations received help purchase essential equipment, upgrade technology, and complete critical renovations essential to the transformation and redevelopment of Stevenson Memorial Hospital.  The hospital’s redevelopment plan includes a new Emergency Department that will triple in size.  With an Emergency Department built to manage 7,000 visits a year that currently manages close to 40,000 per year, along with a growing population in south Simcoe and surrounding communities, this redevelopment is needed today and for future generations.

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Kara Harris

Communications Coordinator
Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation

Office: 705.435.6281 x 2351
Mobile:  705.434.8289