Celebrating our Donors

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Celebrating our Donors

The Foundation is fortunate to have the continued support of individuals, community service groups, and companies; each of whom value healthcare at Bluewater Health. We would like to highlights a variety of our loyal donors, and we wish we could include every supporter. We at the Foundation respectfully offer our sincere gratitude to our donors who have joined our pledge to be "the best community hospital foundation in Ontario.

The Charles Kennedy Charitable Foundation


Pictured above, from left are; Lacey Drew, Doug Kennedy, Nikki Chatweauneuf and Karen Kennedy from the Charles Kenny Charitable Foundation and Anita Minielly, Gift Development Officer, Bluewater Health Foundation.


The Charles Kennedy Charitable Foundation was established in 1981 as a means for Ethel & Charles Kennedy to give back to the community.  Charles, the founder, wanted to provide a legacy that would fund scholarships, and help hospitals located in Lambton County.  Eery year the Foundation Board contributes a percentage of interest fromt he fund to Bluewater Health Foundatin.  Celebrating 30 years of giving, this years's $24,000 donatin will be directed to the MRI Campaign.


My Thirty-One Product Sales to Benefit Oncology Nursing Education


Pictured l-r are: Kathy Alexander, Executive Director, Bluewater Health Foundation, Meaghan Lawrence-Kreeft, Communications Coordinator, Bluewater Health; Angela Sekeris; and Emily Edwards.


Angela and Meaghan, consultants for My Thiery-One, raised $613 through sales of purses, bags and totes at Bluewater Health in May.  Profits from the sales are being donated to the Rob Sekeris Memorial Oncology Nursing Education Bursary.  My Thirty-One was created 10 years ago, as a celebration of women, an is based on Proverbs 31 which is about the virtuous woman.


Petrolia Optimist Club Starts Paediatric Pillowcase Program


Pictured, l-r (Back) Ray Carroll, Brigden Optimist Club,; Pam Core, Lambton Central Petrolia Optimist Club; Connie Courtney, Business Director, Maternal Infant Child (MIC) Program, Bluewater Helth and Brigden Optimist member; Mary-Lou Abrams, Moor Optimist Club; and Ted Gravell, Lambton-Central Petrolia Optimist Clut. (Front Mom Tara Pace-James and Dr. Thomas LaCroix with patient, Shannon James.


Petrolia Optimist Pam Core established the Paediatric Pillowcase Program, created with children in mind, to make their hospital stay a little more like home.  Children who are patients in the Paediatric Unit of Bluewater Health get the chance to pick their own handmade flannel or cotton pillowcase for their stay and take it with them when they leave.  Made by volunteers, the pillowcases are donated to children two to 13 years of age.  To support the Optimist Paediatric Pillowcase Program, please contact one of the Lambton County Optimist Clubs in the Alvinston, Brigden, Moore, Oil Springs and Lambton Central Petrolia.  Suppleis were brought with donations from the five Optimist Clubs and volunteer sewers helped make over 180 pillowcases that were generiously provided to Bluewater Health..


Sarnia Liions Club Enhances Hospital Accessibility


Pictured l-r Alex Sullo, Director, Facilities Services, Bluewater Health; Kathy Alexander, Executive Director, Bluewater Health Foundation; Ron Armstrong, Lions Club; Rober Lumley, Lions Club; Bob Topliffe, Educator, Learning Services, Bluewater Health.


As part of a shared goal to remove accessibility barriers, the Sarnia Lions Club has donated $5,000, for accessibility upgrades to the hospitals in Sarnia and Petrolia.  The donation will help address items identified in an accessibility audit carried out following the transition to the hospital's new facilities in Sarnia.  The audit focused on accessibility barriers for the blind and visually impaired.


Doctor Champions Staff Training


Pictured l-r Carolyn McFadden, RN; Jenny Gagne RN; Lori Emeis, RN; Carol Hovencamp, R.N.; and Dr. Ken Yoshida


Dr. Yoshida's ongoing support for staff training and education continued in May, with a donation in honour of National Nursing Week, to the cancer clinic for nursing education.  For the first time ever, the whole department was able to attand a day-long workshop, together.  The event, held in St. Thomas, was organized by the London Oncology Nurses Interest Group (LONIG).  The oncology nurses from Bluewater Health found the topics to be informative and appliable to their practice.


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