It’s Our Hospital – Our Own Groundhog Day!

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It’s Our Hospital February 12th: Our Own Groundhog Day! By John Walker, PECM Hospital Foundation Director Groundhog Day was on February 2nd; Wiarton Willie saw his shadow, dashing hopes for an early spring. Our winter is going to be long! So how does this relate to the work of the … Read More

PEC Memorial Hospital Redevelopment Update

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The following news release was sent out by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care this afternoon. Ontario Planning New Hospital in Picton Province Improving Access to Health Care for Families in Prince Edward County Ontario is supporting Quinte Health Care to plan for a new hospital in Picton so … Read More

It’s Our Hospital – just the FAQ’s please

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IT’S OUR HOSPITAL Just the FAQs, please By Fran Donaldson, Vice Chair, PECM Hospital Foundation As a Directors of the Hospital Foundation, my colleagues and I are often asked about the hospital (the existing one or the new one), whether at a meeting or in casual conversation over coffee or … Read More

It’s Our Hospital – The Naked Truth!

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IT’S OUR HOSPITAL – The Naked Truth! By John Walker, Director, PECM Hospital Foundation Did you know that from 2011 to 2015 Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Emergency Department averaged almost 18 000 visits per year? Hospitals like ours are the glue for the community. Not only do they strive … Read More

Festival of Trees donation to PECMHF

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The board and staff of the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation extend a heartfelt thank you to the people who bid on the beautifully decorated trees, purchased baked goods, bucket draw tickets and items from the Second Time Around Shop Boutique at the 2017 Festival of Trees (FOT). The … Read More

Monthly donor gives back to Dialysis Clinic

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Monitoring blood pressure for patients using the MacSteven Dialysis Clinic has gotten a lot better and more mobile thanks to the sustaining support of a donor. A portable blood pressure monitor and cuff has been bought for the Dialysis Clinic, which operates out of Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. The … Read More

It’s Our Hospital – column 24

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IT’S OUR HOSPITAL By Fran Donaldson, Vice Chair, PECM Hospital Foundation Last year ended on a positive note. December was a very good month for the Foundation because so many people responded to our Christmas appeal. Thanks to your generosity, we will be able to fund the purchase of software … Read More

It’s Our Hospital – column 23

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IT’S OUR HOSPITAL By John Walker, Director, PECMH Foundation FRIENDS & FACEBOOK —THE BALANCE! Robin Dunbar, a professor of evolutionary psychology at Oxford University, undertook a study of the connection between whether people have lots of Facebook friends and real friends. The average person said that only about 27 per … Read More

Diagnostic Imaging Re-Imagined thanks to our Auxiliary

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The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary members presented Fran Donaldson, vice chairperson of the PECMH Foundation with a significant and second contribution toward the Re-Imagine Campaign for the upgrade of regional MRI machine Wednesday. The Auxiliary presented the Foundation with $50,000 which brings their total contribution to this vital … Read More

The County Marathon gives back to PECMH

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On Thursday November 23rd, members of the County Marathon committee presented a cheque in the amount of $2646.52 to Briar Boyce, Communications Co-ordinator and Lillian Duffy, member on the Board of Directors for the Prince Edward County Memorial Foundation in support of our local community hospital. The funds were raised … Read More

It’s Our Hospital – column 22

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It’s Our Hospital By Fran Donaldson, Vice-Chair of PECM Hospital Foundation As we work and hope for a new hospital, we must not forget what we already have: a tired building, but wonderful staff and first-rate service right here, right now, which we must continue to support. Let’s remember that … Read More

RE/MAX honoured with philanthropy award

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Philanthropy is alive and well in Prince Edward County – and was honoured with awards from the local chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Re/Max Quinte was named Outstanding Corporation and Lanny and Catharine Huff received the award for Outstanding Philanthropist. Nominees and the organizations that nominated them gathered … Read More

PEC Quilters’ Guild stitches together more support for PECMH

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The Prince Edward County Quilters’ Guild stitched together even more love and support for our County Hospital with a $500 gift to the PECM Hospital Foundation on Friday. After Bill Fairbairn’s wife, Barbara, passed away in April, Bill donated the contents of her sewing room to the Quilters’ Guild. The … Read More

It’s Our Hospital – column 21

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It’s Our Hospital By Briar Boyce, communications and donations co-ordinator, PECMH Foundation I’ve been reflecting on the many years of support for our County Hospital coming from the heart of our community – volunteers. Recently, Foundation team members Monica and Penny attended the 40th anniversary of the Wellington Elks to … Read More

PECMHF Christmas Appeal 2017

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, an image to help doctors diagnose and treat disease is priceless. Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation is raising money this year to pay for new scopes and an image archiving system for the endoscopy centre. Our Emergency department’s heart monitoring system … Read More