Archives for November 2015

MooseFM 8th Annual Radiothon in support of South Muskoka Hospital Foundation raises over $20,000

During the MooseFM Radiothon in support of the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation, held on the Friday of the Thanksgiving weekend, the generous spirit of donors combined with the power of radio produced incredible results. Over the 12 hours of this year’s Radiothon, more than $20,000 was raised for our hospital. The support of donors and sponsors helped […]

Get Better campaign launch announced $5,598,133 or 86% of goal

Extraordinary response shoots campaign to 86% of goal Broad response across all community sectors (Thursday, May 21, 2015, Muskoka, ON) – At the official launch of the Get Better capital campaign at the scenic Kirrie Glen Golf Club on Thursday May 21, the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation (SMHF) announced that just under $1 million remains […]

Dave Ellis Pro Am celebrates 29th year

The Dave Ellis Pro Am annual golf tournament celebrated its 29th consecutive year in support of the Foundation and donated $20,000 this year. From left, Leslie Cleveland, Adam Wallace, Jennifer Stephen, Ron Doty of the Foundation, Jordan Nathan, Dave Bacon & Kent Phillips of the Foundation. June 2015

Campaign quickly gains momentum

  “Extraordinary” is what campaign volunteers called it at the launch. It was merely 24 months since they first started on the journey to raise $6.5 million. At the official campaign launch in May they found themselves just 86 per cent of that goal – or just $900,000 shy. “We’re way ahead of where they […]

Mammography goes digital

Better detail, instant images and less radiation – these are just a few of the reasons why the new digital mammography machine is a vast improvement over its film-operated predecessor. The “mammo unit,” as many of the staff call it, arrived at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital Site in late January, thanks to the enthusiastic donors […]

Doctors support electronic health records

  The Electronic Health Records (EHR) went live at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital Site on June 15th. EHR is one of the four components of the Get Better campaign. At the campaign launch in May, Doctors Kristen Jones and Kent Phillips extolled its virtues and the following is an excerpt from that conversation. Dr. Phillips: […]

Connecting patients to care through technology

Electronic health records will change the documentation of patient records by moving away from paper-based systems to electronic charting. Simply put, nursing staff will be replacing their pen and paper patient chart with a keyboard and mouse attached to a workstation on wheels. Staff in multiple departments will use these mobile workstations to access the […]

Standing in good stead for the future

The energy from our recent official launch of the Get Better campaign is propelling us into summer, bringing a renewed sense of hope and gratification. We are progressing extremely well toward our goal of purchasing $6.5 million in new technology that will keep our hospital up-to-date, our staff equipped to perform their jobs and, most […]

The Importance of Giving Today

CEO Message – Natalie Bubela The Board of Directors of Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare recently endorsed a recommendation to adopt one hospital, centrally located within its service area, as the long-range model for health care service delivery in the year 2030 and beyond. The Board believes a single hospital for the region best meets the objective […]

“Embraceleting” health care

Five Monck Public School students decided they wanted to support their hospital and made 50 rainbow loom bracelets, raising $65. Clockwise from left: Léanne Laflamme, Emily Ross, Tulell Kerr-Benoit, Sophia Byrne, Hannah Mathé. April 2015

Golf tourney fore the hospital

On June 17th the Foundation held their sixth annual golf classic. This year’s event raised an impressive $44,203 thanks to our lead corporate sponsor Scotiabank. From left, Foundation chair Paul Hammond, Angela LeMaitre representing Scotiabank, Bob Jones, Foundation vice chair & tournament chair, Mark DeActis Director of Golf/Co-General Manager, Windermere Golf & Country Club. Special […]

Bracebridge Lions Club donates $25,000

The Bracebridge Lions Club presents a cheque for $25,000 for the Get Better campaign. From left, Lion Ed Rynard, Foundation executive director Colin Miller, and Lion president Mike Guiry. April 2015

Bracebridge Soccer Club kicks in cash

Foundation board director Dr. Biagio Iannantuono (at left) and Foundation executive director Colin Miller (at right) accept a cheque for $10,000 from Muskoka Sports & Social Club vice president Joe DeFabrizio of the Bracebridge Soccer Club. February 2015