Centre Grey Health Services Foundation



Thousands of patients come through the doors of GBHS Markdale Hospital each year in search of one vital thing: expert, compassionate care.  We are a community hospital, and that means we’re here for you and the people you care about.  145 dedicated, highly skilled staff, physicians and volunteers deliver more than 20 clinical programs and services.  The Centre Grey Health Services Foundation was established in 1998 to raise funds for medical equipment, facility upgrades and clinical training to empower our staff to offer the best care possible.

Our new, state-of-the-art facility began serving patients in September!  The new hospital features more space, modern design and equipment to provide as much care as possible without requiring an overnight stay.  The inpatient spaces, ER, the procedures room – all can quickly adapt and respond to emergencies, disasters, or even a pandemic.

The Markdale Hospital is a part of Brightshores Health System, which operates 6 hospitals in the Grey Bruce region.  Brightshores has 1,700 dedicated staff and more than 200 physicians who work together, delivering excellent patient care to residents and visitors.

Our Impact

In 2022/23:

  • 12,984 ER visits
  • 41 average age of ER patient
  • 6,656 Radiology procedures
  • 285,943 Lab tests
  • 3,775 Inpatient Care days provided

You don’t need to be “wealthy” to make a difference.  Your legacy will touch the lives of thousands of patients from Grey Highlands, Southgate, West Grey, Chatsworth and beyond for years to come.

To patients, your gift means faster, more accurate diagnosis, less invasive procedures, increased safety, less pain and quicker recovery.  Best of all – a faster return home and to regular activities.

See what your legacy could be

Talk to Centre Grey Health Services Foundation about a legacy gift

Legal Name

Centre Grey Health Services Foundation

Charity Number

89063 4025 RR0001

How your gift will be used

You can trust that 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.  It truly is a gift of a lifetime!

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 diagnostic and medical equipment.
  • Help attract the medical professionals we so desperately need in Centre Grey.

Download our will gift infographic to learn how a gift to Centre Grey Health Services Foundation could work for you.

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

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