Here For You: Messages of Positivity and Hope

Every one of us is learning to manage through the challenges of day-to-day living as we adapt to the growing impact of Covid-19.  It is especially important now that we reach out and support each other through this difficult time. 

But how can you self-isolate and make an impact on the local community at the same time? Why not type up a letter to the residents of the Valley Manor and residents of Water Tower Lodge! Part-time foundation staff member and volunteer Paula Gulick is organizing a letter writing campaign for residents of these two care homes. 

Paula is asking that letters be submitted electronically and promote messages of positivity and hope.  Letters can be about your hobbies, children – anything that will bring a smile to these residents’ faces.

When your letter is ready, please email them directly to Paula at paulagulick@gmail.com

Just like these community-minded volunteers are there for others, the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation and our healthcare organizations (St. Francis Memorial Hospital, Valley Manor and MV Hospice) are here for you. Follow our website www.sfvhfoundation.com and Facebook page for more information.

We would also love to share more stories about how people are coming together as a community to support one another.  Please email Christine@sfvhfoundation.com with your story or call 613-756-3045 ext. 217, leave a message and we will give you a call.


Here For You: Neighbours Helping Neighbours 

Every one of us is learning to manage through the challenges of day-to-day living as we adapt to the growing impact of Covid-19.  It is especially important now that we reach out and support each other through this difficult time.  

That’s what some kind-hearted people in the local community have started doing, including part-time foundation staff member and volunteer Paula Gulick. She’s mobilizing a team of volunteers in the communities of Round Lake Centre, Killaloe, Barry’s Bay, Palmer Rapids and beyond to ensure that residents have the groceries they need during self-isolation. 

Paula is working alongside local grocery stores, who have been dealing with an influx of customers and cannot offer delivery services at this time, to get groceries into the homes of those who need it most. Volunteers will shop and deliver groceries, all while following social distancing recommendations. 

Those interested in the service can contact Paula by calling 613-334-0542 or email paulagulick@gmail.com

Just like these community-minded volunteers, the St. Francis Memorial Hospital, Valley Manor and Madawaska Valley Hospice Palliative Care is Here For You. Follow our website www.sfmhfoundation.com and Facebook page for more information. 

We would also love to share more stories about how people are coming together as a community to support one another.  Please email Christine@sfvhfoundation.com with your story or call 613-756-3045 ext. 217, leave a message and we will give you a call. 


MADAWASKA VALLEY – The St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation (SFVHF) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Erin Gienow to the position of Executive Director effective January 6th, 2020.

Erin has worked with the Foundation for the past eight years, most recently in the role of Donor Relations Coordinator.  Additionally, Erin played a key role on the Barry’s Bay and Area Physician Recruitment Committee.  Prior to working with the Foundation, Erin worked in the pharmaceutical sector.  She is a graduate of Algonquin College in Ottawa and Laurentian University in Sudbury.  Erin is local to the area, born and raised in Round Lake.

“Our Board is delighted to welcome Erin in her new role as our Executive Director” said SFVHF Board Chair Karen Tierney.  “We are confident that with the knowledge and expertise she has developed over the past eight years at the Foundation, and her commitment and understanding of local healthcare and our donors, she will provide great leadership for us into the future”.

“I am honoured to continue my service at the Foundation in the capacity of Executive Director.  The Foundation is in a great position to build upon the tremendous momentum of the past eighteen years.  Our programs and events are very well developed and I look forward to further enhancing and continuing to make a positive difference in our community.  We are so very fortunate to have a great Foundation team and exceptional Healthcare partners, that are supported by a dedicated group of volunteers.  The generosity and kindness of our community never ceases to amaze me.  I look forward to building upon existing relationships and fostering new ones with our amazing donors and partners who truly recognize the importance of local healthcare”, Ms. Gienow said. 

Erin is taking over the ED responsibilities from Toni Lavigne-Conway who retired from the position at the end of 2019 after 16 years of dedicated and transformative service to the Foundation. 


JOIN THE CLUB!

The St Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation is currently running a membership drive for our St Francis Circle Monthly Giving Club.  Consider joining the club at $15/month and help us purchase equipment for our hospital!  For more information about becoming a Club Member please contact us at: 613-756-3044 ext 217

Click here to become a member of the St Francis Circle Monthly Giving Club!

                                     


       

                                           

Wish Lists

Want to support local healthcare at the Hospital, Hospice Palliative Care or Valley Manor?  Check out their wish lists of items needed to help them care for patients and families!

 


Singing for Valley Manor

Have you got your copy yet?  This amazing CD featuring Sister Rosenda and the Kelly family is a wonderful collection of music and special tribute to Sister Rosenda.

On sale now for $20 each.  Pick up your copy today at the Valley Manor, Pharmasave or Hospital Gift Shop.


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If St. Francis Memorial Hospital holds a special place in your heart because of a personal experience or that of a family member or friend, we would love to hear from you!

To share your story and experience, please contact us at:

St Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation
p: 
(613) 756-3044 ext 333
or email us at: office@sfvhfoundation.com