February Community Letter

As we all continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation is committed to keeping our donors, volunteers and staff safe by adhering to public health guidelines. As a result, we have made the decision to cancel the 2021 Resilient Snow — Family Ski Day which was scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 27th at Brimacombe Ski Resort.

While we may not be able to see you on the slopes this year, we ask you to still consider a gift in support of the Equipped for Care Fundraiser or the COVID-19 Emergency Fund. Improving health care in Clarington is not possible without you and the support of our community. Donations can be accepted right here on our website through the Donate button.

2021 is off to an exciting start for the Clarington community and the We Care, We Can campaign. 

On Monday, January 11, 2021, MPP Lindsey Park announced a $2.5 million planning grant from the Provincial government in support of the redevelopment of Bowmanville Hospital. In addition, Bowmanville Hospital will receive support for the development of an interim helipad which will allow for safe transfers of critical patients to and from the Hospital while the redevelopment project is being completed. Thank you to MPP Lindsey Park and our Provincial partners for their continued support in improving healthcare in the Clarington community.

This exciting news has allowed the Foundation to move one step closer to achieving the goals of our redevelopment campaign. Stay tuned to our website and social media pages for more exciting updates!

You can learn more about the announcement at https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/59912/ontario-supports-the-redevelopment-of-the-bowmanville-hospital.

BOWMANVILLE, ON – John Greenfield of the Bowmanville Legion Branch #178 ~ Poppy Fund, presented Kirk Kemp, Chair of the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation’s We Care, We Can Campaign and the Foundation’s CEO, Frank Cerisano, with a cheque for $15,000.00. The funds were raised through the Branch’s annual Poppy Campaign and will be directed to the Foundation’s “Equipped for Care” Fundraiser, which will go to support the purchase of new vital signs monitors for Bowmanville Hospital.

COVID-19 Update

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Foundation has been closely following direction from Lakeridge Health and public health authorities to ensure our community’s health and safety is our top priority.

We are monitoring the situation carefully and have heightened best practices in the office as a precaution. In the event you would like to submit a donation in person, our offices will remain open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with our staff available via phone or email between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

We appreciate our donors making every special effort to submit donations via mail, online at www.bowHF.com/donate or by phone at 905.623.3331 ext. 21881.

We are asking all visitors, volunteers and donors to respect the directives set up by our public health authorities.  However, if you must come into the Foundation Office please keep in mind we will not see you, if you have been out of country and have not self quarantined yourself for the recommended 14 days.  Alternatively, you can reach any member of our Foundation team if needed, please use the contact information below:

  • Frank Cerisano, Chief Executive Officer ● 905-623-3331 ext. 21882 ● fcerisano@lh.ca
  • Andrea Russell, Chief Development Officer ● 905-623-3331 ext. 21884 ● anrussell@lh.ca
  • Zachary Houston, Administrative Associate ● 905-623-3331 ext. 21881 ● zhouston@lh.ca
  • Bethany Matovic, Major Gifts Coordinator ● 905-623-3331 ext. 21388 ● bmatovic@lh.ca
  • Caitie Lehman, Development Coordinator ● 905-623-3331 ext. 21855 ● calehman@lh.ca

Our staff will remain available to meet the needs of our donors, volunteers, and partners during these very difficult times in our history.  We may not be able to physically meet with you, but we are simply a phone call away.  Together we can help curtail the virus and help our most vulnerable.

For more information COVID-19, please visit the Lakeridge Health COVID-19 web page.

Frank Cerisano
CEO, Bowmanville Hospital Foundation