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NOTE: When the Foundation office is closed, donations & packages can be dropped off at the Centre Grey Hospital Admitting desk, 7 days a week, 8am-11pm.

Phone: (519)986-3040

Foundation Coordinator
Ext #6178

Jennifer Edwards

Lori Shatto
(519) 986-3040 Ext #6153 accounting@

55 Isla Street PO Box 406
Markdale ON N0C 1H0

Fax (519) 986-4562

Centre Grey Health Services Foundation Office
Centre Grey Health Services Foundation Office

Our Mission: To raise, manage and disburse funds to support and enrich quality health care for residents of and visitors to our community.

Our Objectives: To co-ordinate fundraising - receive, maintain, raise and disperse funds - for the enhancement of health care services in the Centre Grey area including GBHS - Centre Grey Hospital.



CGHSF Silent Auction a Great Success!

CGHSF Silent Auction a Great Success!
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GBHS Appoints Lance Thurston as President & CEO
June 3, 2014

- Grey Bruce Health Services

The Board of Directors of Grey Bruce Health Services is pleased to announce the appointment of its ew President and CEO, Lance Thurston. Thurston will assume the role on August 5, 2014, taking over from retiring CEO Maureen Solecki.

Thurston has 25 years of public sector administrative experience in senior leadership positions. As the current Chief Administrative Officer of Grey County, a position he has held since March of 2010, Thurston led the development of the County's first Corporate Strategic Plan. In this role, Thurston oversees a complex corporation with an annual budget of $118 million and 850 staff, which includes three county long-term care homes, Paramedic Services, Social Services, 1000 units of social housing and corporate properties, Transportation Services, County Planning, Emergency Management, Economic Development and Tourism and cultural heritage through Grey Roots Museum and Archives.

Prior to joining Grey County, Thurston spent almost two decades with the City of Kingston, first as Director of Planning, and then as Commissioner, Community Services.

Thurston holds a Master's in Urban and Regional Planning with a focus on social and health care planning from Queen's University. He has served on a number of boards, including the past four years with the GBHS Board of Directors.

"We are extremely pleased to have Lance take on the role of President and CEO," said Joan Homer, Chair of the GBHS Board of Directors. "Through his work right here in the County of Grey, and in Kingston, Lance is known for his collaborative leadership approach, and his ability to build strong relationships with the rural and urban communities he serves. These qualities, together with his extensive strategic and operational experience running successful multi-site organizations with multiple funding sources, will be a significant asset to GBHS."

"I am honoured to take on the role of CEO. This is an organization and a community I know well, care deeply about and wish to serve," said Thurston. "Under current CEO Maureen Solecki's leadership, the staff has consistently delivered quality health care services that meet the needs of patients. I look forward to building on this foundation, and expanding GBHS's reputation as a health care centre of excellence throughout this region."

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Centre Grey Physician Recruitment

Click here to view the Centre Grey Physician Recruitment website. This website is designed to show practicing & future physicians our communities & that this could be a great place for them to build a practice & enjoy a healthy lifestyle.

Glowing Report for GBHS Hospitals
May 22, 2014

by Bayshore News Staff

Six hospitals among the best in Ontario for overall patient satisfaction. Six hospitals within Grey Bruce Health Services have received high marks in a survey of local patients.

In fact, 5,000 questionnaires were sent out by the National Research Corporation of Canada and the hospitals received some of the best patient satisfaction results in the 2012-13 survey.

President and CEO Maureen Solecki tells Bayshore Broadcasting News the Lion's Head and Wiarton Hospitals were rated within the top three performing hospitals in Ontario under the "would recommend" acute care category.

For overall satisfaction in acute care, Meaford and Wiarton were in the 90th percentile range.

In the "would recommend" category in Emergency Care, Wiarton and Markdale hospitals were in the 90th percentile range in community hospitals in Ontario.

For the "overall satisfaction" category in Emergency Care, Markdale and Meaford were in the 90th percentile and above range. Solecki says for overall satisfaction in the Day Surgery category, the Owen Sound hospital was in the top three performers in Ontario. The survey also showed a 93 per cent overall satisfaction rate for inpatient care at Saugeen Memorial Hospital in Southampton.

NRC manages patient satisfaction surveys for hospitals across the province, and distributes annual results to hospitals to encourage facilities to share and learn from the best practices of other sites.

Link to this article: http://www.bayshorebroadcasting.ca

Macphail Hosts PJ's & Pennies Fundraising Event
March 6, 2014

Pictured above are Ron Goldsmith, Chair of Centre Grey Health Services Foundation and Laurie Gilkinson, Principal at Macphail school with some of the students who participated in PJ's and Pennies event at Macphail on March 6th, 2014.

On March 6th the staff and students at Macphail Memorial Elementary School hosted a PJ's and Pennies Fundraising event in support of the Great, Humongous Hospital Penny and Change Drive for Centre Grey Health Services Foundation.

As always, the Macphail Tiger Spirit was amazing and a total of 33 litres of pennies and change were collected for this very worthwhile community partnership. What a cozy, kind and caring way to kick off March Break! A very impressive grand total of $1,213 was raised, which will go towards the cost of hospital equipment at Centre Grey Hospital in Markdale - way to go Tigers!

November 2013 - Give, Save, Spend

Centre Grey Health Services Foundation thanks the wonderful students and staff of Holland-Chatsworth School for their donation of $500. The money was raised through a very interesting program entitled "Give, Save, Spend". Grade 6 student Cailyn Perry tells us more about the program in the article below.

Holland Chatsworth Central School has been working on teaching the students of the school about "give, save, and spend". Give, save, spend teaches kids about how to give some money to other people and charities, save some money for the future and spend some money on immediate 'wants'.

In order to teach the students of HCCS about giving, saving and spending, the school decided to engage in a school Night Out, where students from grades 4-8 have the chance to sleep over at the school for one night. The students would have an opportunity to Tie Dye shirts, play games in the gym, a variety of art activities, watch a movie and eventually settle down to sleep on the gym floor. This simulates the experience of how some people are without the basic necessity of a bed and shelter. The way the night out would work is that in order for the students to participate in this event they would have to raise a minimum of thirty dollars, when the money was raised the school would donate 1/3 of the donations to the Markdale Hospital, 1/3 would be saved for trips and other school equipment, and 1/3 would be spent on sports and music equipment.

The night out took place on the 21st of November. The night started out when all of the other kids left for home and the students participating in the night out met in the library to play games and do homework later we met back in the library followed by supper, which consisted of lasagna and bread served by a couple dedicated parent council members. After we had a short presentation and presented a cheque to the Markdale hospital for five hundred dollars.

Because of the 38 people that stayed over at the night out our school was able to raise a total of $1500 and one third of that money went towards the Mark dale hospital. It just goes to show you that helping can be fun and easy and that a small difference can go along way to helping people in our community.

By: Cailyn Perry, Grade 6

December 17th, 2013 - Chapman's Ice Cream's 2nd Annual Memorial Golf Tournament Donates to CGHSF

On December 17th, 2013, Centre Grey Health Services Foundation (CGHSF) was the grateful recipient of a cheque for $3,850, the proceeds of Chapman's Ice Cream's second annual memorial Golf Tournament, held in memory of longtime friend and colleague, George Siambis. The donation will go towards priority hospital equipment needs at Centre Grey Hospital.

Pictured L-R are Chapman's Ice Cream staff members Duane Bowman (Warehouse Manager and Golf Tournament Director) and Andrea Hill (Quality Assurance Supervisor and Golf Tournament Committee member). Accepting the cheque on behalf of the Foundation are Dan Rose, Board Director, Florence Hellyer, Board Director, and Ron Goldsmith, Board Chair.