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Local hospital celebrates success of ‘Thanks a Million’ match campaign

January 27, 2023   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

The Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation (SMHF) has announced the end of its successful “Thanks a Million” match campaign.

The Morningview Foundation matched new donations to the Foundation’s Because of You, We Can, campaign dollar-for-dollar from Apr. 1, to Dec. 31, 2022, up to $1 million.

“The Morningview Foundation’s matching gift empowered others in our community to give in order to support SMHF,” said Mary Thomas, CEO of SMHF. “The Morningview Foundation’s commitment of matching donations, dollar-for-dollar, up to $1 million, along with donations from members and businesses in New Tecumseth and areas that surround us, is what led to the success in being able to raise $2 million towards our Capital Campaign.”

The Morningview Foundation believes the growing community needs a modernized healthcare facility to meet the community’s needs and with a redeveloped hospital comes the need to purchase equipment. The funds raised for the Because of You, We Can campaign will go towards the hospital’s redevelopment as well as information technology and critical equipment needs.

“I thank The Morningview Foundation for creating this exciting opportunity for the SMH Foundation, the Capital Campaign in support of our redevelopment project and our hospital,” said Jody Levac, president and CEO of Stevenson Memorial Hospital. “As a result, many were inspired to give and the SMH Foundation was able to reach their goal with this unprecedented match campaign. It’s support like this that will help us get to the finish line with the Capital Campaign and our local share of the project, which is critical in building our new expansion. Thank you for your continued support.”

The Because of You, We Can campaign is the largest campaign in SMHF’s history, supporting the redevelopment of Stevenson Memorial Hospital, which includes a revitalized emergency department, doubling the square footage of the hospital and revitalizing parking for visitors.

Refreshed outpatient rooms, birthing suites, and laboratory space are also included in the plans.


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