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 2022/23
Patients, families, care team and staff, students, volunteers, donors and the community. Together, WE ARE THE ROSS.
It’s not as individuals but as a community – over generations – that we have built Ross Memorial Hospital into the exceptional community hospital it is today: a state-of-the-art facility equipped with the best tools for its talented team of care providers. Critical acquisitions including medical equipment and technology are not covered by government funding. Together, we make it happen.
The Foundation is embarking on the largest capital campaign in our history to support key investments at our Hospital, including our community’s new MRI and CT Scanner, expansions of our critical care services in the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit, the Clinical Information System that connects bedside equipment and diagnostic technology directly to patients’ digital medical records, and essential equipment such as IV pumps.
We’re overjoyed to report exceptional support including an historic gift – $3 million – from FLATO Developments. This is the largest single donation in Ross Memorial’s history. In recognition of this incredible generosity, the Hospital announced special naming recognition: the FLATO Developments Ambulatory Care Centre.
We are also incredibly grateful to the family of the late Dr. Gargi Bhatia, who marked her 40-year legacy of caring at the Ross with a leadership gift to the campaign. To show gratitude to the Bhatia Family and celebrate their support for our community hospital, the Obstetrical Unit at Ross Memorial is now the Dr. Gargi Bhatia Family Birthing Centre.
These gifts, including a $1 million commitment from the City of Kawartha Lakes Council, and those from business leaders including The Commonwell Mutual Insurance, are ensuring the Ross is equipped to care for our rapidly growing community, now and for years to come.
Donors are supporting these projects underway at the Ross through their generous response to the Foundation’s spring and holiday appeals. The ‘Every Picture Tells A Story’ spring appeal featuring breast cancer survivor Kate Winn and radiologist Dr. Mario Voros raised $174,138.39 for the new MRI – well over the fundraising goal of $150,000. With the ‘Our Best To You’ holiday appeal featuring Dr. Sara-Lynn Francis, $252,957.73 was raised to help fund the Clinical Information System, also over the fundraising goal of $225,000.
We were pleased in December 2022 to celebrate the first anniversary of the implementation of the Clinical Information System. It was a recognition of the ongoing hard work of employees and physicians throughout the Hospital to raise the level of care for local patients – and it was a celebration of community giving that made it possible.
From community partners in care such as the RMH Auxiliary, the Kawartha ATV Association, the Dragon Flies and the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 239) to business leaders and caring individuals, we continue to work together, advancing care and growing services close to home.
Thank you for your generous support.
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.