Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
This certainly applies to the ongoing work of the Dauphin Hospital Foundation. The Foundation, through charitable support from patients, residents, families and organizations, continues its long-standing legacy of making a difference to health care at Dauphin Regional Health Centre (DRHC).
Instead of ‘planting trees’, the Foundation has worked on behalf of community members and organizations to provide seed funding for specialized hospital equipment, or much needed furniture, that benefits patients and hospital staff alike. Through generous donations, the Foundation has also contributed to visiting physician specialist programs, doctor and nursing staff education needs, student scholarships and other general needs.
The Foundation has committed to providing the public with more information, education and awareness about its work. It wants to further recognize contributions people have made that continue to benefit the Dauphin Regional Health Centre. These benefits extend to the Dauphin Personal Care Home, the Dauphin Community Health Services Building and the Parkland Family Medicine Residency Unit.
The Dauphin Hospital Foundation recently adopted a new visual identify and logo, based on the ‘tree analogy’. The colours of the logo show the growth of the Foundation and the Health Centre, the changes that health care goes through, and continuous renewal.
The Dauphin Hospital Foundation, previously known as the Dauphin General Hospital Foundation, will soon celebrate its 30th Anniversary. The Foundation was established in September 1988, so this fall will be exciting as the Foundation recognizes and celebrates 30 years of giving back to the community and area through the Dauphin Regional Health Centre.
The future looks bright indeed, with the completed MRI addition that was adjoined to the front of the Health Centre in 2017. As well, significant renovations and enhancements are underway with the ongoing construction of the Dauphin Emergency Department/Special Care Unit Redevelopment. This is expected to be completed in mid-2019.
The Foundation wants to thank all who have helped support this very important legacy over the years. We thank all of our past and present Board members for their dedication to this worthy cause.
This is also an opportunity to ask that you consider making a charitable donation to the Foundation in the future. There’s no donation too small. If you are considering this, please contact the Hospital and ask to speak to someone about the Dauphin Hospital Foundation.
The Dauphin Hospital Foundation—together we’re making a difference!
Medfusion pump donation 2018
Chute Estate donation 2013
DCHS Building Grand Opening May 2008
Supporting and enhancing services and programs for the patient population of Dauphin Regional Health Centre