We Make Great Things Happen with Your Donation!
As a not-for-profit organization, the West Parry Sound Health Centre
Foundation (WPSHCF) ensures every dollar that you donate
is used efficiently. Together, we achieve the vision: To provide
support for extraordinary health care in cottage country. We win
awards for making your dollars count! No kidding.
In 2011 we won the Small Organization Excellence in Fundraising Award judged on: our
fundraising infrastructure, our streamlined administrative structure, our
effective use of fundraising resources both technical and human capital, our
creativity and the impact our campaigns have on the community.
At the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation all designated dollars go
to health programs or equipment purchases. All general dollars go to the
current Health Centre priority. The Health Centre has $6.1 million in Top,
Medium & Long Term (5 years) Priority needs as identified by our
medical staff. In 2013/14 the Foundation is committed to paying for the
new $1,050,000 Integrated Management Pharmacy System plus a further $174,165 in
- $650,000 for the robust software core of the Pharmacy
Management System. Implementation
between March 2013 and September 2013.
- $200,000 for the Safe Dose Machine key to dispensing
medicine and patient safety in the new Integrated Pharmacy Management
System – $20,000 (net) acquired from 193 residents of Seguin in
2011 towards installation with a $200,000 pledge from a cottaging family
with generations of history on Georgian Bay. Implementation
- $200,000 for the eMAR section of the Integrated Pharmacy
Management System to be installed July 2014. This
ensures electronic flow of medical records throughout the hospital and the
- $105,565 for the remaining anesthetic machine for the
- continuing support for the
local installation of Electronic Health Records (EHR) has
been put on hold as our Pharmacy
Information System urgently needs replacement by March 31,
2013. Jim Meekison and Carolyn Keystone have graciously redirected
their $100,000 donation for EHR to Pharmacy’s new $650,000 system. An urgent
$550,000 is needed.
Our Operating Room performs
between 3 and 4,000 surgeries annually and 2 machines are 13 years old. Donors have provided money for 2 of the 3 machines. Once we have enough money for the 3rd, the Health Centre will buy the 3 machines using the volume to achieve the best price.
Thank YOU for investing in Health Care in Parry Sound! In 2012 your donations bought:
- $212,000 for 2 of
the 3 needed Aesthetic Machines for the Surgical Unit (money is being held until purchase)
- $33,000 for the Stress
Test machine in Cardiac Services
- $150,000 for a
c-Arm for Surgery
- $11, 328 the remainder of the $33,000 for 66 new
- $16,500 for 2
triple IV pumps
- $14,000 for
pediatric equipment for the Emergency Department
- $2,100 for a vital
signs machine for our video conferencing between patients and specialists
located elsewhere (we bought it with pennies collected since
- you reupolstered the ripped seats in our Emergency Waiting Room!
The Health Centre is responsible for readying itself locally to connect to
the central EHR program. The provincial completion date is 2015.
While much progress has been made, work remains to be done to ensure we are
ready to connect. In 2011, seasonal husband and wife team Jim Meekison
and Carolyn Keystone donated $100,000 to further develop local EHR. This money has been re-designated to the
Pharmacy Information System with their blessing. (For information on
their gift please see the story see the section Lives That Have
Our geographic isolation demands we keep all equipment current should any of
our families or any one of us be struck by an emergency. Distances to
major centres can be medically critical: Sudbury is 165 km North; Barrie is 135
km South; and Toronto is 225 km South.