Foundation provides $2.56 million
SASKATOON — In 2010,
through the generosity and commitment of donors, investments, draws
and other activities, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation (SPHF) was
able to contribute $2,561,279 to St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon.
The funds were used toward
the purchase of medical equipment, capital improvements, patient control
care items, staff professional development and the Healing Arts program.
The details of the allocations were presented at the St. Paul’s
Hospital Foundation annual general meeting April 29 at St. Paul’s
was made possible due to the generosity of our donors,” said St.
Paul’s Hospital Foundation CEO Bruce Acton. “Their sincere
commitment and leadership mirrors the spirit and giving nature of our
founders, the Grey Nuns. We also acknowledge that these philanthropic
gifts are often in response to the high level of compassionate care
received at St. Paul’s.”
The foundation supported
St. Paul’s Hospital in 2010 with allocations of department essentials,
ranging from chairs and blanket warmers to equipment for many areas,
including vascular and thoracic, urology, and the emergency department,
along with other support programs for patients and families.
St. Paul’s Hospital
Foundation also contributed to the educational advancement of hospital
employees. A total of $87,693 was used for professional and organization
development awards in 2010, offering St. Paul’s employees up-to-date
learning opportunities. The foundation also allocated $102,107 to the
SPHF Draws, a program where St. Paul’s Hospital employees apply
for funds to help acquire items that benefit patients and their families.
The foundation appointed
Mercedes Montgomery as chair, Barbara Berscheid as past chair, Colleen
Cameron as vice-chair, Glenn Sinden as secretary and Barry Frank as
John Agioritis, Denise Frey
and Melanie Hilkewich were newly appointed to the board for a two-year
term. They join Dr. Judy Klassen, Linda Arnot, Barbara Berscheid, Colleen
Cameron, Barry Frank, Mercedes Montgomery, Glenn Sinden, Carol Young
and Lisa Edwards Yuel.
St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation has raised more than $64 million since the foundation was formed in 1983.