Brightshores Health System – Owen Sound Foundation



The Owen Sound Regional Hospital opened in 1986.  One of six hospitals operated by Brightshores Health System, it serves as the specialist, acute care centre for Grey & Bruce counties.

More than 100 specialist physicians practice at the hospital, including 34 surgeons.  A wide range of clinical services are offered, including ambulatory care, oncology, emergency, women and child care, surgical and acute care services, mental health and rehabilitation.  A full complement of diagnostic imaging and laboratory testing are available.  In addition, the hospital provides Dialysis, the Ontario Breast Screening Program and is the designated Stroke Centre for the region.

Our generous community has donated millions of dollars for medical equipment, facility upgrades and clinical staff training through Brightshores Health System – Owen Sound Foundation.

Our Impact

In 2023/24:

  • 31,133 ER visits
  • 695 babies born
  • 11,645 MRI exams
  • 23,071 Oncology/Chemotherapy visits
  • 3,383,355 Lab tests
  • 10,342 Day surgeries
  • 59,592 Inpatient care days provided

We are a community knit together by caring.

In Grey-Bruce, caring about each other is what we do. With your legacy gift, you can extend this spirit of caring towards the loved ones, friends and neighbours who will need us in the years to come.  With your generosity, we can continue to offer state-of-the-art, compassionate care, close to home.

Including Brightshores Health System – Owen Sound Foundation in your Will shows that you care deeply about the future of medical care in our community.  It’s a priceless gift that will help save and improve thousands of lives.

Many of us don’t realize what an impact one person can have.  With a gift in your Will, you can do more for your community than you ever imagined.

See what your legacy could be

Talk to Brightshores Health System – Owen Sound Foundation about a legacy gift

Legal Name

Brightshores Health System Owen Sound Foundation

Charity Number

12405 2507 RR0001

How your gift will be used

Patient care always comes first.  The gift you plan now will ensure the Foundation has the financial resources to respond to any need the hospital may have.

Your Legacy Gift Will:

  • Help purchase life-saving medical equipment.
  • Enable our physicians, nurses and technical staff to provide the best care possible with state of the art equipment and facilities.
  • Help attract and retain the medical professionals we so desperately need.

Download our will gift infographic to see how a gift to Brightshores Owen Sound Foundation could work for you.

To learn more, contact:
Willard VanderPloeg, Charitable Giving Advisor
[email protected] or 519-376-2121 x2736.

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