RBC Supports Nursing Education at MAHC for Nursing Week


  (Tuesday, May 9, 2017, Muskoka, ON) – Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare, together with our two hospital foundations, is delighted to receive incredible financial support for the second year in a row for a unique Nursing Education Fund from the RBC branches in Bracebridge and Huntsville. During a kick-off event for National Nursing Week #YesThisIsNursing on […]

2017 Annual Golf Classic is Sold Out


Due to overwhelming interest, this year’s Annual Golf Classic event is now full. We are currently adding names to our waiting list, should spaces become available. If you would like to have your name added to the waiting list, visit: http://www.healthmuskoka.ca/2016-golf-classic-participant-waiting-list/ For more information on our Annual Golf Classic, visit: http://www.healthmuskoka.ca/annual-golf-classic-2/

Fundraiser: Bracebridge Battle 2 Pro Wrestling Tournament

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Join us on Saturday, May 27 for an entertaining fundraiser, starring the Million Dollar Man, Ted Dibiase of WWF fame, and our very own Tom Young as the dynamic announcer. Belltime: 7 p.m. at the Bracebridge Memorial Arena, 169 James Street. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Tickets available on-line at https://rocksolidwrestling.tickit.ca […]

Auxiliary supports mammography

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Members of the Auxiliary to South Muskoka Memorial Hospital present $50,000 to Colin Miller of the SMH Foundation. This amount is part of their pledge commitment of $250,000 for the new mammography machine. From left, Colin Miller, Susan Westover, Pat Davidson, Jan Davidson, Dulcie Biscaro, Beth Quinton, Cathy Smith, Nancy Baker.

Castle Peak turns books into bucks

Photo by Mary Beth Hartill, courtesy of Metroland North Media.

Helen Murphy (at left) of Castle Peak Retirement Residence presents a $1,000 cheque to Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare board chair Evelyn Brown. Brown accepted the cheque on behalf of the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation. This gift is part of the second round of donations from the proceeds of ‘At Your Age’ book sales. Thank you to Mary […]

Care is second to none, says patient, Tom Young

“I trust him with my life,” says Tom Young, a well-known local man, about Dr. Gupta. After learning of his cancer diagnosis, he chose South Muskoka Memorial Hospital and Dr. Gupta to perform the surgery. It was a complex, six-hour colorectal surgery to remove a cancerous tumour. “People asked me if I’d be going to […]

Stories to inspire

Meeting Tom Young and listening to his inspirational story reminds me of how important this hospital is to our community. Illness often pushes us to our limits. It’s certainly not easy for people to come forward and share their personal health issues and experiences. Tom has a lot of courage – exemplified in his battle […]

A fond farewell to Bonnie Veitch

Bonnie Veitch, Executive Assistant, SMHF

Bonnie Veitch started her work as the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation’s very first executive assistant on August 10, 1987. Bonnie will be retiring on June 30 although she will be staying on part-time until the end of December to help with the transition and provide clerical support. Over the years, Bonnie has greatly contributed to […]

MAHC is on Facebook!


Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare is officially on Facebook. You too can stay up-to-date with happenings at both the hospitals by following MAHC’s Facebook page. Find us by searching @MuskokaAlgonquinHealthcare and “like” and “follow” the page. Join the conversation.

Infection control is all about prevention

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“If we’re doing our job well, people aren’t hearing about it,” says Cindi Wigston, Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner Manager, IPAC, Patient Safety and Quality, MDRD. In other words, in the infection control world, the best news is no news. With a mandate to protect patients from hospital-acquired infections and prevent the spread of infection […]

MAHC Board Chair Evelyn Brown on funding and the future

Evelyn Brown, Chair, Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare

“Planning how Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare will provide health care for future generations is an essential part of the Board’s work,” says Evelyn Brown, Chair of Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare’s (MAHC) Board of Directors. “Our buildings were designed for health care 40 years ago and are getting older and harder to work around every day.” Long-range planning […]

The importance of your donations today

There is a lot of talk in Muskoka about the future of health care in our area. Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare’s planning work around the future of hospital care continues, and now another group called the Muskoka and Area Health System Transformation (MAHST) is looking more broadly at how health care is provided across the entire […]

All I could think about were my two little babies at home and how much they needed me.


The morning started as any other. My husband Kyle and I were getting our two-year-old twins ready for daycare when, suddenly, I felt a sharp pain in my chest. The intensity of it made me drop to the floor. I was scared and unable to catch my breath. Thinking it was a panic attack, I […]

Improvements in Digital Imaging Continue at SMMH

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Through funds raised from the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation’s Get Better campaign, Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare (MAHC) continues to bring the Diagnostic Imaging department at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital (SMMH) Site up to the digital age. One project to install a new fully digital fluoroscopy machine (shown above) is already complete, and work is starting on […]

Thank you to the Rotary Club of Bracebridge-Muskoka Lakes


The South Muskoka Hospital Foundation is grateful for the support from the Rotary Club of Bracebridge-Muskoka Lakes.

It’s #GivingTuesday !


Good Morning! Happy #GivingTuesday Everyone Check out our new brochures and while your at it, click the link below to donate to the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation. Help us purchase these much needed items for the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital. https://28990.thankyou4caring.org/  

Keep an eye out around the hospital for our new banners


Check out our new signage on display at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital.

Caps for Newborns


Dorothy Dawson started making caps for newborns a couple of years ago and estimates she’s made somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 by now. She says she enjoys making the newborn hats in her spare time, which is mostly in the evening watching TV or relaxing on the deck in the afternoon. Thank you to […]

Muskoka Transport Spare Tires donates funds raised through Annual Golf Tournament

2016 Muskoka Transport Spare Tires

  Members of the Muskoka Transport Spare Tires Hockey Team present a $7,000 cheque to the SMH Foundation through funds raised at the Spare Tires Golf Tournament. The Muskoka Transport Spare Tires Hockey Team has donated $37,500 to the Foundation over the past ten years from proceeds from their hockey and golf tournaments.

My husband is alive today because of the amazing care at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital

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    It was a beautiful sunny day in May when Philip and I checked into our favourite resort, Touchstone, on Lake Muskoka. Shortly after checking in, we debated whether to drive to Port Carling or go to the pool. We decided to relax at the pool. We picked two lounge chairs and made ourselves […]