The Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation is a dedicated team of enthusiastic staff and volunteers who are passionately committed to improving health care and the quality of life in our communities by growing and maintaining donor support for key hospital capital needs.
2012-2013 Foundation Board of Directors:
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Ann Logan (Chair)
Bill Copland (Vice-Chair)
Don Knights (Treasurer)
Rhonda Cunningham (Secretary)
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What is "capital equipment"?
Its equipment necessary to support and enhance patient care, and it ranges from smaller devices, such as IV pumps and defibrillators, to larger tools, such as a CT scanner or capital infrastructure to support new equipment.
What is the plan to fill this essential capital equipment need?
NHH has the great good fortune of being located in an exceptionally generous community. This community -through growing and sustained donor support-has responded time and time again to the Foundation's requests to help sustain or improve health care and the quality of life in west Northumberland.
What does the Foundation contribute to NHH in the course of a year?
Through its core fund-raising program, the Foundation donates close to $1 million to the Northumberland Hills Hospital each year. These gifts have allowed the hospital to maintain and enhance much of its vital equipment.
When NHH opened its doors in October 2003, it did so with $14.5 million worth of new equipment in its patient care areas. Much of the money for this equipment came from the provincial government (65 per cent) in the form of one-time, start-up contributions. The reminder came from the community and hospital funds. Eventually, all of that equipment will need to be replaced. New technologies come on stream. Much-used devices, naturally, wear out. While the provincial government supports the day-to-day operational funding requirements of the hospital, the replacement of equipment is largely viewed as the community's responsibility.
Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation Welcomes New Board Chair
The Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation is pleased to welcome Ann Logan as Chair of the Foundation for the next two years. Ann is a civil litigation lawyer who practiced in Toronto for 15 years. Almost six years ago, Ann was intrigued by an ad seeking a lawyer to “work in Cobourg – the town with the best beach on the lake!” She couldn’t agree more, having traveled to Northumberland County many times to visit with her father John Logan and step mother Molly Logan. Her father John was already involved at the hospital as a volunteer member of the Caring for Generations Society.
The intriguing ad was placed by Sarah Jacob at SMM Law. By Labour Day, 2005, Ann had packed up her downtown condo, moved to Cobourg and joined SMM Law, where she has developed a busy practice in family law and civil litigation.
Ann has not looked back. On her arrival, she joined the Northumberland County Law Association where she has met many of her professional colleagues. Ann currently serves on the executive.
Ann believes in giving back to her community. In Toronto she was a volunteer counselor with the United Way Survivor Support Programme, and PAATH, a volunteer board advocating for affordable housing for young mothers.
In Cobourg, Ann joined the volunteer board of directors of the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation and she has served on the Board of the Help Centre of Northumberland (2006-2010) which provides help and legal services to the disadvantaged in our community.
Ann enjoys tennis and golf and exploring Northumberland County.
“It is both an honour and a privilege to serve as chair of the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation. I have served on the Board for the past five years with a wonderful and generous group of volunteers. It has been a pleasure to get to know them and the community.”
I moved to Cobourg from Toronto in 2005. And those of you who know our Executive Director Rhonda Cunningham will not be surprised to learn that she convinced me to join the Foundation Board less than a year after my arrival. I look forward to working closely with Rhonda, John Russell and Wendy Bridgman over the next two years.
Before my step mother Molly passed away in February, 2010, she received wonderful care at the Northumberland Hills Hospital, particularly from Dr. Moorsom and the dedicated team of palliative care nurses. She honoured the hospital by asking that in memoriam donations be made to the Foundation. I would like to honour her and keep close to my heart the care Molly received at the hospital as I step into this new role.
Thank you to Jan Boycott who has served so hard and so well as our chair for the past two years. I only hope I can show the same dedication, energy and sense of fun as we work to meet the challenge of raising funds to support NHH.
I particularly look forward to working with the Board and my vice-chair Bill Copland to implement our new strategic plan created to ensure the hospital can continue to provide excellent care close to home.”