Dauphin Hospital Foundation receives strong support in 2023

Published on Tuesday, 09 January 2024 08:14

The 35th year of the Dauphin Hospital Foundation drew to a close in 2023, and it had the organization taking stock of the past and looking ahead to the future.

Looking back at accomplishments and highlights during 2023, the foundation was again touched by the many significant contributions made throughout the year.

“We continued to receive great support from the community and Parkland area,” board chair Greg Thompson said. “Individuals, businesses and organizations found ways to contribute to the Dauphin Hospital Foundation despite 2023 being another difficult economic year. We can’t say thank you enough for all the heartfelt contributions we received last year, and we certainly acknowledge that we are putting those contributions to good use.”

One of the key equipment purchases in 2023 was a specialized operating table for the Dauphin Regional Health Centre’s (DRHC) surgical suite for $59,000.

“We had a $10,000 contribution from the RBC Foundation that was placed within the Delha Cort Educational Fund to upgrade nurses’ skills. There were also significant contributions from the Dauphin Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Dauphin Memorial Ride and the Under 18 AAA Parkland Rangers – Hockey Fights Cancer Night,” Thompson said.

“We’ve had a couple of recent donations of shares from individuals in 2023, which were new to us. We plan to promote further opportunities like that and other estate and legacy information in the new year. These are all significant ways to leave lasting legacies through the foundation as we look forward to our next 35 years.”

Anyone interested in making legacy bequests or estate contributions can talk to their lawyer or investment advisor or contact the foundation through the hospital at 204-638-3010 or online at www.dghf.ca.

The foundation has added some background information and an online application form to its website for the Delha Cort Educational Trust Fund. Hospital employees can request access to enhance their education and skill set. DRHC staff should contact their supervisor to see how the fund can fit with their future professional development or career plans.

Foundation Public Relations director Blaine Kraushaar says a one-day workshop was held this past June, and centred around the foundation’s goals, objectives and opportunities for improvement.

“The organizational workshop, facilitated by Maggie Campbell, helped us streamline our vision and mission and put us on a solid path forward,” he said. “We reworked some policies and plan to be more visible in the community. There is an exciting event planned for mid-2024 that we will partner on that will bring a smile to people’s faces. More information on the initiative will be forthcoming in the next few months.”

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