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Our past, present and future.

Mission Statement

 

The Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation is dedicated to raising funds in support of Stevenson Memorial Hospital, consistent with donor interests and enabling the Hospital to deliver excellent health care to our community.

 

Accomplishing Our Mission

 

The Foundation and the Hospital are collaborative partners. We understand that our role is to continue to provide and enhance care for its patients through treatment, education, and by raising funds and community support. In so doing, the Foundation will foster a positive and cooperative working relationship with the Hospital to ensure that, in partnership, realistic development goals are set and open communications are maintained at all times.

The Basis of Our Work

 

The core of all of Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation’s work is the health and well being of our patients in the communities we serve. Working directly with the hospital, our goals are to raise awareness and understanding of the hospital, its needs and to implement fund raising strategies that will address these needs.

 

Respect for Our Unique Regional Connections

 

In all fund raising initiatives, the Foundation respects its broader regional appeal. Our services reach into New Tecumseth and surrounding communities where residents have come to depend on their local hospital. Respecting the cultural makeup of our service area, we strive to involve all those in the community in meaningful ways that will enhance their relationship with us. In carrying out our work, we celebrate human dignity, human rights and respect of the individual.

The Basis of Success: Leadership

 

We recognize that our leadership – Board members, volunteers, and staff is fundamental in our success. We will strive to develop and encourage leadership, visionary thinking, and commitment among our leaders.

 

Commitment to Philanthropy

 

Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation will uphold a commitment to philanthropy that will inspire heartfelt giving and cultivate long-term, committed relationships with the communities we serve.

Our History

The Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation formed in December 1985 as a new fundraising force for the hospital, was originally comprised of Hospital Board members and an integral part of the Hospital Board structure.

 

In light of changing economic and legislative conditions, the Foundation was reconstituted on June 23, 2003 as a separate charitable entity (an Ontario corporation) with new Letters Patent and By-Laws and is governed by a volunteer Board of 12 Directors elected by community Members of the Foundation. The Officers of the Foundation Board are elected by the Directors from among the Board members.

 

A transition Foundation Board comprised of some members of the Hospital Board and other interested community members provided the leadership to develop the basic legal and regulatory structure for the new Foundation formed officially in June 2003.