The Kincardine & Community Health Care Foundation began 2024 with the largest personal gift in its history as it works toward achieving a campaign goal of $18 million for its hospital redevelopment plans.
The gift, worth $250,000 over five years, is due to the generosity of Dr. Jason, wife Stacey, and son Matthew. Dr. Murray, is a local physician, hospital advocate, and member of the campaign team, who grew up in the area, and wanted to give back to his local hospital.
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“I am very blessed to be working in the community I grew up in. The support I have received from my family, friends, and patients is truly overwhelming. We felt this gift was a way we could give back to the community, said Dr. Murray. The future of health care in Kincardine is very bright with new doctors coming to the area within the next year. We look forward to restoring Kincardine hospital back to a facility to be proud of with our new CT scanner and soon new emergency department and MRI machine.”
“Dr. Murray has been such an advocate for local care” said Becky Fair, President of the Hospital Foundation board. “He has been instrumental in ensuring our Emergency Department has the staff needed to avoid being shuttered at peak times, and has helped encourage new doctors to locate their practices here in Kincardine.”
“This is an incredible gift for the future of healthcare in Kincardine from Dr. Murray and his family”, said Nancy Shaw, South Bruce Grey Health Centre President and CEO. “On behalf of SBGHC’s Staff, Physicians and Board of Directors, I extend sincere thanks to Dr. Murray for his continued dedication to the hospital and our community.”
In recognition of their gift, a trauma room in the new Emergency Department will be named for Dr. Murray and his family.
The Foundation has gathered a team of volunteers led by co-chairs Kathryn Freimanis and Graham Mahood. These volunteers are the Foundation’s ambassadors, and include current and retired health care workers, business people, and interested community members. These ambassadors are reaching out to families, community groups and businesses to successfully complete its “Building Health Care for Generations” campaign.
Community members who would like more information about supporting the campaign can contact Mark Womack, Capital Campaign Manager, at 519-396-3331 x4335 or firstname.lastname@example.org.