Beds and monitors deemed ‘urgent’ on hospital needs list: Foundation launches mini-campaign

A comfortable and functional bed may be the most basic of all patient needs during a hospital stay – but it is also one of the most essential. At the moment, South Muskoka Memorial Hospital (SMMH) has an urgent need to replace old patient beds that are no longer functioning. The South Muskoka Hospital Foundation […]

New laser equipment expands services in Muskoka

Dr. Rhee is delighted that he can now perform kidney stone surgeries right here in Muskoka. With support from the community, the foundation was able to contribute $185,000 and purchase a holmium laser and associated equipment for laser lithotripsy, a specialized treatment for kidney stones. This laser has the ability to break up kidney stones […]

Gidley succeeds Hammond as foundation chair

Ask anyone on the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation board and they’ll tell you that you can’t replace Paul Hammond – but you can build on what he has accomplished. At least that’s what the incoming chair Mark Gidley says about his outgoing chair. “I’ve learned a lot from Paul’s contributions,” says Gidley, “and I appreciate […]

Message from Colin Miller: Today is the focus by which we can build our tomorrow

Donors sometimes come into the office to express their concern about the long-term planning for the hospital. It’s prudent to have long-term plans and the province wisely requires us to do so, in order to make the appropriate decisions at the appropriate times. It only makes sense. Granted, the changes under discussion are big ones […]

Good for Business Program

Support from local business has been a cornerstone of our hospital since 1929, the year after we opened. Our current corporate partners say they are proud to be part of South Muskoka Memorial Hospital. They know their support is making a huge impact on patient lives. Without the generosity and support of our corporate partners, […]

Message from Natalie Bubela: We are here for you when you need us most

Autumn is here and we recently celebrated Thanksgiving, a reminder of all that we have to be thankful for. Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare is so fortunate to have great staff and physicians and dedicated volunteers who contribute each and every day to high-quality, safe patient care at our two sites. At the same time, we are […]

Give the gift of song this season while making a donation

  On May 27th, 2017, 200 citizens and friends of Muskoka gathered at the Gravenhurst Opera House to learn, sing and record “My Muskoka”, a Canada/Ontario 150 project. All proceeds from this recording downloaded between October 28 thru December 31, 2017 will go to the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital. Minimum purchase price $12.00 Cdn. Contribute […]

Tenth anniversary of radiothon sets all-time high

  The Moose FM Radiothon for the benefit of South Muskoka Hospital Foundation reached an all-time high this Thanksgiving. In total, $56,476 was raised over a 12-hour period live at the Moose FM studios in Bracebridge. The results were more than double the $22,016 raised in 2016. This year was the 10th anniversary of the […]

Tim Hortons Smile Cookie week benefiting South Muskoka Hospital Foundation

  South Muskoka Hospital Foundation has been chosen as the recipient of funds from this year’s Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign. From September 11 to 17, both Tim Hortons locations in Bracebridge will donate $1 for every cookie sold! Don’t forget the smile cookie when you grab a coffee (like our wonderful staff has) and help […]

Muskoka Transport Spare Tires help to purchase new stress testing machine

Members of the Muskoka Transport Spare Tires present Colin Miller with a cheque in the amount of $6,000.00.  The funds, raised at the Bruce Robinson Memorial Golf Tournament,  will be used to assist with the purchase a new stress testing machine in the cardio respiratory department at the SMMH Site.

Youth at the Beaumaris Yacht & Country Club raise money to purchase an infant heartbeat monitor

The youth at the Beaumaris Yacht and Country Club raised an impressive $615 through a golf cart wash.  Pictured in the photo is Beaumaris resident Teddy Littler presenting a cheque to Foundation representative Joanna Gallant.  The donation will be used to purchase a doppler probe to monitor infant heartbeat.

Golf tournaments exceed $1 million mark in fundraising

During the summer months, golf tournaments give a big boost to the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation’s coffers. Notable this year, the foundation has exceeded the $1 million mark in cumulative funds received from three of its largest golf tournaments over the years. The following tournaments have proven particularly helpful for the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital […]

Thank you BPS Student Council’s Ministry of Health

  Our thanks go out to Bracebridge Public School students for supporting MAHC’s Bracebridge site! The Student Council’s… Posted by Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare on Friday, July 7, 2017  

Muskoka quilters’ group filling coffers of two health-care organizations

Article Source: BRACEBRIDGE — The Pine Tree Quilters’ Guild of Muskoka works diligently stitching fabric to make beautiful quilts. The guild even has an outreach group and about 55 quilts a year are donated to women’s shelters, the Salvation Army, New Beginnings and other not-for-profit organization whose clients welcome their homeyness and warmth. But […]

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: For more information on our Annual Golf Classic, visit:

Fundraiser: Bracebridge Battle 2 Pro Wrestling Tournament

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 […]

Auxiliary supports mammography

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

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 […]