About Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation
CMH is the cornerstone of our community. We see hundreds of people through our doors every day, but numbers only tell part of our story.
The new Cambridge Memorial Hospital is a game changer for our community. Providing our families, friends and neighbours with top notch facilities matched only by the talent, compassion and care within our walls.
Our job at the Foundation is to inspire you to get involved, in an effort to provide the very best in healthcare for our community. We want you to know we are up for the challenge. In the coming years, the demands for the latest technology and equipment will continue to grow. Raising funds for our hospital is our mandate and our passion.
Investing in your hospital
By leaving a gift to the Hospital in you will or as part of your estate plans, your support will bring the very best in healthcare to your community and leave a legacy for the future of Cambridge Memorial Hospital.
Access to innovative equipment and timely care will help us meet the growing needs of local families. Community dollars fund 100% of the equipment and technology in our hospital. Your support is critical to ensuring the best in class care is delivered close to home, when you need it most.
Renovations to our Wing B are underway as we continue our hospital redevelopment. Once complete, Cambridge Memorial Hospital will be the most technologically-advanced hospital in the region.
The need for investments to fund essential tools and equipment continues and we have launched CMH’s Caring Programs to highlight the programs available at CMH and some of the people who provide them.
Two lives were saved…
Alicia arrived at CMH, 30 weeks pregnant with her first child, in unbearable pain.
Dr. Eugenio and his team in the Emergency Department knew the situation was urgent and jumped into immediate action. She deteriorated rapidly… and began having seizures. Unconscious, she had no idea of the efforts of her caregivers to save her life, and that of her unborn baby. She needed an emergency C-section.
“There was no time to waste,” recalls Dr. Eugenio. “Alicia and the baby couldn’t wait as we raced to the OR. There were 15 of us in that OR and we did what was needed to save two lives that night.”
Cohen arrived 10 weeks early. “We stabilized him for transfer to a specialized Neonatal Unit (NICU) while tending to his mom.”
Being prepared for anything is what emergency care is all about. Having the right tools available when they are needed allows our physicians and nurses to respond to any need.
“I was so fortunate that CMH was close, and that the staff were there for us, I’ll be forever grateful to CMH ” says Alicia.
Learn about how donations impact lives of patients like Alicia and Cohen
How your gift will be used
The province funds hospital operating costs, but 100% of the money for equipment must be raised from the community. Donations enable us to purchase life-saving equipment so we can continue to provide the compassionate care our community has come to depend on.
Thanks to our supporters, we have been able to purchase:
› Patient Lifts that help people with limited mobility, while reducing risk of injury to caregivers
› Wheelchairs to move patients around the Hospital
› Stretchers that ensure stable movement of patients throughout the Hospital
Leaving a gift to the Hospital in your will or as part of your estate plan will bring the very best in healthcare to your community and leave a legacy for the future of Cambridge Memorial Hospital.
A legacy gift helps you to:
- Achieve your philanthropic goals and support the charitable organizations and causes important to you
- Meet your personal and financial goals
- Lower your income tax and estate taxes
We have the opportunity to ensure the future of Cambridge healthcare. I hope you will consider leaving a legacy gift, and include Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation in your will.
Learn more from those who have given personally in our CMH Foundation Legacy Brochure.