F O U N D A TI O N SUMMER 2017
A PLACE TO HEAL
In This Issue: YOUR MOMENTS
John DiRosa was the first of 270 people to move into the new Providence Care Hospital. It’s a place where he is inspired to learn to walk again. A short Sunday morning drive a few kilometres down King Street made a world of difference for John DiRosa of Brighton. He was, after all, the first patient to be transferred from St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital to the new Providence Care Hospital (PCH). He was greeted— as all patients from St. Mary’s and the Mental Health Services site were greeted—with a warm welcome at the new hospital.
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A few minutes later, he gazed out at the water from his new room at PCH. He softly explained to a reporter that the beautiful new building and amazing staff provide him with hope. “It’s a chance to get back to my life, because my longterm goal is to walk again.” History was made on April 23, as patients moved into the new hospital—a hospital that was only made possible through the generosity of donors like you!
Catching up on Martin’s special moments. p. 3
YOUR IMPACT ENT expansion on tap thanks to your support. p. 4
COMING SOON Patient-oriented research facility opens this fall! p. 5
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A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT Thank you! You have helped to accomplish extraordinary things this year! Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m thrilled to share with you that donors like you helped UHKF raise $13.8 million in 2016/2017 for the Kingston hospitals! You have helped us reach 85% of our campaign goal of $65 million! Community support made it possible for more than 100 new pieces of equipment to be purchased for the Kingston hospitals last year. Items such as monitors, cardiac defibrillators, scopes, catheters, scanners, thermometers, surgical equipment and other essentials were all purchased with support from donors like you! Donations have also made possible updates to the Urgent Care Centre triage area and renovations to cataract suites at the Hotel Dieu Hospital site. Denise Cumming, UHKF President & CEO
YOUR SURVEY RESPONSES ARE MAKING US STRONGER More than 200 donors responded to UHKFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Donor Satisfaction Survey that was issued with the last newsletter. We are compiling results now, and have learned hospital redevelopment is a key area of interest for many of you. We also know you want to hear more about the impact of your gifts. Thank you for taking the time to send us your thoughts, comments and opinions!
Thanks to donors like you, significant contributions to cancer, gastrointestinal disease, mental health and cardiac research are happening right here in Kingston. Most notably, the opening of the long-awaited Providence Care Hospital was an historic event that would never have been possible without the generosity of donors like you. You have helped to create a ground-breaking and innovative new space. On behalf of caregivers, clients, patients and residents, thank you! Thank you for making innovative health care possible for the residents of southeastern Ontario. With continued thanks for your commitment to health care in Kingston,
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YOUR IMPACT: MAKING SPECIAL MOMENTS POSSIBLE Do you remember Martin’s story? Last spring, Martin was rushed by ambulance to the Kingston General Hospital site of the Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC). He was having a heart attack, and by the time he arrived at the KGH site he had been without a normal heart rhythm for 30 minutes. When standard measures couldn’t bring him back, the quick-thinking emergency team tried a new technique. They used two cardiac defibrillators to shock Martin’s heart, instead of one. Donors like you helped to provide the equipment that saved Martin’s life. One year after his heart attack, Martin returned to KHSC. This time, he visited the labour and delivery department to welcome his first grandchild, Tristan, into the world. Having the right health care close to home saves lives – lives that can be filled with moments of laughter and love. Thank you for giving people across southeastern Ontario these moments!
Martin’s recovery involved care from all three healthcare sites in Kingston.
Three weeks after his heart attack, Martin walked his daughter down the aisle.
Martin’s family is grateful for the lifesaving care offered by the Kingston hospitals.
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EXPANDING PROGRAMS THANKS TO DONORS It is extraordinary how generous donors like you come together in support of local health care! Nearly two years ago, UHKF reached out to community donors inviting support for the redevelopment of the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) program at the Hotel Dieu Hospital site of the Kingston Health Sciences Centre. The ENT program provides care for common issues such as tonsillitis and ear infections. They also provide care for more complex issues like rebuilding ear drums, strengthening hearing abilities, treating smell and taste loss and even performing head and neck surgeries. ENT clinics are located in the 130-year old Murray Building, a space too small and outdated to withstand the current volume of patients requiring care. The late Larry Gibson was a philanthropist in our community who was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2006. This illness helped Larry to understand the importance of great ENT care. The
Estate of Larry Gibson generously matched donations from supporters like you towards the ENT redevelopment project up to $200,000. Community donors stepped up to generously support this project and exceeded the fundraising goal. As a result, the ENT redevelopment project can move forward. Thank you for making this possible! The clinic will be moving into the main hospital which will provide 65 per cent more space. This is great news for a department that is expected to grow at a rate of 30 per cent over the next eight years! Wait times could be reduced from seven months to as little as one month in an expanded space. Gifts from donors like you have also supported the purchase of equipment which is already in place—a nerve monitor, a nasal shaver and a specialized microscope—all of which, of course, will be moved to the new space.
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INSPIRING HOPE THROUGH RESEARCH This fall, the doors will open at the W. J. Henderson Centre for Patient-Oriented Research, providing an exciting new space for some of our brightest clinician researchers. Located on Connell 4 at the Kingston General Hospital site of the Kingston Health Sciences Centre, the centre was made possible through the generosity of donors. Within this space, our clinical leaders will be supported in their mandate to improve outcomes for people in disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment. It’s about discovering new ways to deliver the best care possible. Patients from our region will have an opportunity to play
a key role in shaping some of these discoveries as they will be able to take part in a wide range of multi-site research studies and clinical trials that will advance amazing discoveries in care. Thank you to the 161 donors who contributed towards the $4.2 million needed for this major renovation project. The Canadian Foundation for Innovation was also a significant supporter. The 9,000 square foot multidisciplinary research facility is increasing hospital-based research space in Kingston by 25 per cent. “The creation of the W. J. Henderson Centre for PatientOriented Research will be a
game-changer for our region,” says Dr. Roger Deeley, Vice President of Health Sciences Research at KGH and President of the KGH Research Institute. “It will enable the development of new treatments and treatment guidelines, and new diagnostic tests and procedures, which will ultimately result in improved patient care within Kingston and beyond.” The grand opening is a bit later than originally anticipated, as additional work was discovered once the walls of the existing space were opened up. All UHKF donors can be proud of the new centre that will result in better care for our community. Thank you!
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YOUR IMPACT CAN BE YOUR LEGACY Our hospitals benefit significantly from generous donors. Many of these gifts are particularly meaningful, like a gift recently left in a donor’s Will that stated, “…I have carefully considered the care which I have received through the hospitals in the City of Kingston and have also carefully considered the importance that I view the hospitals as having within the healthcare system and society.” A legacy gift in support of the Kingston hospitals can have a lasting and far-reaching impact on our community and our healthcare system. If you are interested in learning more about how you can leave a meaningful legacy gift in your Will, please contact Shannon at 613-544-3400 ext. 2429.
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