Owen Sound Hospital celebrates milestone

The Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation is celebrating 25 years since the creation of the Caring for Tomorrow Endowment Fund.

The foundation marked the occasion by giving the hospital a cheque of this year’s earnings, which came out to $575,000 from the Endowment Fund.

The money will be used to purchase urgently-needed medical equipment and to assist staff with specialized education and training.

The disbursement of $575,000 will help purchase a number of new beds needed in Critical Care, Women and Childcare and Mental Health. It will pay for a number of improvements in the ER, from new waiting room chairs, to upgrading its automatic doors and entry/security systems.

With the payment for 2020, the Endowment has provided a total of $6.2 million to GBHS since 1998.

Foundation Chair, Cheri Knott, says the support has been an inspiration. “I am humbled to see the growing list of names on the Caring for Tomorrow display in the main corridor when I walk past. On behalf of our team of staff and physicians, thank you! – we are honoured to care for our communities.”