Western Regional Hospital Foundation
The Western Regional Hospital Foundation was established as a registered charity in October 1987 to receive, maintain and distribute funds raised by annual campaigns, personal donations, grants, and special event fundraising.The mission of the Western Regional Hospital Foundation is to heighten public awareness of the needs of the Western Region and to act as a liaison between the donors and Western Health.
The objective of the Western Regional Hospital Foundation is to support the health and well being of all the people in our region, by providing funding assistance to purchase, replace and modernize medical equipment for the Western Region.
The Western Regional Hospital Foundation is committed to ensuring that all residents of the Western Region have access to the latest medical technology. Since the incorporation of the Regional Foundation in October 1987 over 15 million dollars have been raised to support the regional facilities.
Through the Foundation, individuals, businesses, schools, service clubs and community organizations help to improve the quality of our healthcare services. Your donations, bequests, planned giving and special event proceeds are applied to priority items for the Western Region or can be directed to specific equipment or departments.
The Regional Foundation welcomes all contributions; we welcome and graciously accept your gifts as offerings that make an unbelievable contribution to the healthcare of our region. Every gift of support, big or small, makes considerable improvements to the health and welfare of our friends and families in the Western Region. Your action and participation is what is so essential. The Foundation graciously accepts any and all donations and issues official income tax receipts for contributions over $5.00.
The Western Regional Hospital Foundation has its own separate entity with the Board of Directors elected from the community.
Board of Directors
April 1, 2016 – March 31, 2017
Jamie Fowlow - Chair
Jackie Chow - Vice Chair
Michelle Melendy - Secretary
David Hounsell - Treasurer
Wanda Mitchell - Executive Member
Devon Goulding - Ex-Officio
Dr. Gavin White
Dr. Kate Lafferty
Dr. Tony Tavenor
Dr. Joe Wijay
Late Dr. Noel Murphy
Executive Director - Suzanne Carey
Executive Assistant - Debbie Benoit
Executive Officer - Rosie Hunt