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Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation

Essa Township Donates $5,196 to the Because of you, we can Campaign for Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation

[New Tecumseth, ON – Oct. 31, 2023] – The Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation (SMHF) is pleased to announce that Essa Township has generously donated $5,196 to the Because of you, we can Campaign to help with redevelopment at Stevenson Memorial Hospital (SMH). 

Essa is a township in south-central Ontario, in the County of Simcoe.  A neighbouring, and predominantly rural area northeast of New Tecumseth the township is well known for its agriculture industry, particularly potato farming. Nearby CFB Borden brings a strong military presence to the area as well, including a high number of Francophone families. On May 30, 2023, they held their 21st annual golf tournament in support local health facilities, one of which was the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation.  

“The Township of Essa is pleased to present Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation with a portion of the funds raised at our Annual Golf Tournament in May 2023. Having a well-equipped hospital close to our communities is vital to the well-being of our residents now and for future generations. We are proud to be a part of the Because of you, we can Campaign and the redevelopment of the Stevenson Memorial Hospital.” Mayor Sandie Macdonald, Township of Essa.

“We are grateful to the Township of Essa for their generous contribution from their annual golf tournament. Their support helps to ensure that Stevenson Memorial Hospital will continue to provide exceptional care in South Simcoe. We thank them for their dedication to improving healthcare in our community.” Mary Thomas, CEO, Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation.

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-Row, Communications Coordinator
Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation

Office: 705.435.6281 x 2351
Mobile:  705.434.8289