Ross Memorial Hospital - Foundation

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Phone: 705-328-6146

Gifts in Action

With the support of individuals, families, businesses and service clubs, the Foundation is able to invest in urgently needed medical equipment, important capital projects, and education initiatives. 

Our Giving Report for 2021/22

Following a challenging second year of pandemic precautions, we are overjoyed to report on the uplifting impact our community of donors continue to have on the Ross Memorial.   

There is much to celebrate, including the delivery of our community’s new CT scanner in June 2021!  Donors proved they are Partners in Precision Care, contributing $197,343.60 to this need and breaking our fundraising record for spring appeals! Thank you!

Government funding doesn’t cover the cost of acquisitions such as CT Scanners – or MRIs. The Ross Memorial must next replace the community’s 11-year-old MRI and plans are underway to purchase a new, more powerful MRI that will provide even greater detail in less time.

When asked to Make This Moment Matter with support for MRI through the 2021 holiday appeal, donors proved that they make the difference at RMH. Contributions reached $231,862.42, exceeding our fundraising goal by $56,862.42!

The cost of these life-saving diagnostic imaging machines – totaling more than $4 million – is part of a digital transformation at the Ross… one that is bringing the best in modern medicine to local patient care.

The Ross has begun to put in place the building blocks of a new system that incorporates patients’ health information records and digitally connects them to medical technology and tools, so that every test and treatment is immediately available to patients and their healthcare team. This incredible opportunity will require the largest capital campaign in our Hospital’s history, an effort being led by Tim Shauf, CEO of The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group.

It’s a patient care priority strengthened by the City of Kawartha Lakes Council’s unanimous support and leadership gift of $1 million!

This year we celebrated milestone gifts with longtime friends including the Dragon Flies, the Kinsmen Club of Lindsay and Therese Scheer and Friends, and we welcomed new donors to the RMH family, such as Flato Developments.

Sadly, we also lost a dear friend when Dr. Gargi Bhatia passed away in November. As a 40-year Obstetrician/Gynecologist at RMH and the medical representative on the Foundation Board of Directors for seven years, she leaves an exceptional legacy of caring.

In 2021/22, your generous donations addressed $3,579,466 in Hospital needs from priority projects including CT and MRI to essential equipment such as an ICU ventilator and updated ECG software in the Lab. With your help, we are advancing care and growing services close to home.

Together, We Are The Ross.

Ryan O’Neill                                                 Erin Coons
RMH Foundation Board Chair                      RMH Foundation CEO


You're the Silver Lining

We sincerely thank all of our donors for their gifts that will enhance patient care at the Ross, now and into the future. Your commitment is truly appreciated by all.

If you are interested in learning more about the equipment needs of Ross Memorial Hospital and how you may be able to help, please contact the Foundation office at 705-328-6146.