Our Signature Events are a sign of great things to come for our Hospital
We are so thankful for the support of our community who never fail to get behind our signature events and major fundraising initiatives.
Raise Your Voice raised over $17,000
June 3, 2021, was no ordinary evening! 120 attendees came together online for the first-ever Raise Your Voice – Virtual Concert to celebrate care and culture in Simcoe County, all while raising vital funds to support the most urgent needs at Stevenson Memorial Hospital and The Gibson Centre.
From the comfort of their own home, attendees were blown away by the “idol-style” music competition grand finale, where up-and-coming singer Drew Snider—an Innisfil local—took home the grand prize valued at over $2,000.
Performances from local headliner legends Marshall Dane, Erin McCallum and Sophia Fracassi were a highlight of the evening, while they shared praise to Stevenson Memorial Hospital for being instrumental in their own health journeys and The Gibson Centre for being a home-away-from-home for them during their careers.
Thank you to the performers, contestants, finalists, sponsors and community for your unwavering commitment to supporting care and culture—we couldn’t have done it without you!
Our Level Two ICU is Now Open
In early February 2021, SMH admitted their first patient in the new High Acuity Unit (HAU). This is a milestone that the staff are very proud of as the construction was halted on the project in spring 2020 due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the competing demands, the staff and leaders at SMH continued with the project and are thrilled with the outcome.
These additional four inpatient beds and newly renovated space provide the right environment to ensure optimal care for patients with advanced care needs.
Jody Levac, President and CEO, SMH comments, “This is a significant improvement to our facility as we wait for the redevelopment of our Hospital. Within our dated infrastructure we will continue to strive to enhance the patient experience until we receive an approval from the Ministry to move forward with revitalizing our Hospital.” Carrie Jeffreys, VP Clinical Services & Chief Nursing Executive, SMH adds, that because of generous donors like you, “South Simcoe community members will continue to receive the care they need, close to home.”
We continue to fundraise to support additional costs related to the build, including equipment and technology not covered by the government and to date have raised, $248,700 to help fully equip the new space.
NOVEMBER 2020 - FEBRUARY 2021
50/50 was a win/win!!
In November 2020, SMHF kicked off a four-month series of 50/50 lotteries. Extremely popular, winners won big and the net revenue of $19,845 contributed to the Because of you, we can Capital Campaign and redevelopment of Stevenson Memorial Hospital.
Draw winners were ecstatic about their winnings. The Kala family (pictured) put some of their winnings towards their children’s education, and two winners graciously donated back to the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Home for the Holidays brought the house down
Home for the Holidays was the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation’s first-ever virtual holiday event – a foodie’s dream fundraiser! This unique holiday event included a gourmet takeaway dinner and dessert, virtual cooking demos by the Nottawasaga Inn and Murphy’s Farm Market & Bakery, as well as a bustling online silent auction. The event was hosted by Paul Lafrance, television personality on HGTV Canada, and Canadian Country Singer Nicole Rayy and raised $14,179 towards the most urgent needs at Stevenson Memorial Hospital.
JULY - SEPTEMBER 2020
Three lucky people Triumphed
REVVING UP FOR REVITALIZATION RAFFLE
With a generous donation of a 2019 Triumph Bobber Motorcycle from the Rizzardo Brothers (Previn Court Homes) valued at $14,500, the Revving Up for Revitalization Raffle launched in July 2020. Second place was a Traeger Tailgater BBQ with two Grilling Boxes, compliments of Alliston Home Hardware Building Centre and Country Meat Cuts & Lucy’s Kitchen, and third prize was a cocktail for a cause with a gift basket donated by Beattie’s Distillers. Thank you to the generous donors and ticket purchasers who made this raffle a success!