COVId-19 Update

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 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, however, we appreciate our donors making every special effort to submit donations via mail, online at www.bowHF.com/donate. Or, call the Foundation office 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

BOWMANVILLE, – Friday, May 10, 2019 – On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, members of the Newcastle Lions Club presented Frank Cerisano, Chief Executive Officer, Bowmanville Hospital Foundation with a cheque for $8,000. The funds will be directed to the “Buy A Bed” Fundraiser and the Eye Centre at Bowmanville Hospital.

“Bowmanville Hospital is a very important part of our community and when the opportunity arose to support these great initiatives, it was a unanimous decision that we were happy to take part in,” said Debra McGaffin, President, Newcastle Lions Club. “We are proud to support a project that will offer the community peace of mind knowing that a state-of-the art hospital is just around the corner to support the needs of our growing and aging population.”

The Bowmanville Hospital Foundation has been one of the Newcastle Lions Club’s charities of choice for many years. The members have supported several important initiatives including the “Buy A Bed”, “Buy A Pump” and “Back the Cat” fundraisers, all of which have been instrumental in strengthening the quality of care Bowmanville Hospital provides to the community. One of the Club’s primary purposes is to support sight-related activities, and for that reason have continuously donated, for the last 12 years, to the Regional Eye Centre at Bowmanville Hospital.

Founded in 1947, the Newcastle Lions Club will celebrate an incredible 72 years of serving the community this month. From their involvement in the Santa Claus Parade and Fall Festival to Foodbank Drives and the Spring Road Clean-up, it is clear that the Club is dedicated to their community and its well-being.

“We are extremely grateful for this gift,” said Mr. Cerisano, Chief Executive Officer, Bowmanville Hospital Foundation. “The support that our community’s service clubs demonstrate to the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation continues to astonish us. Thanks to the Newcastle Lions Club for sharing in our important fundraising initiatives and for working together with us to build a healthier Clarington for all.”

The Newcastle Lions Club welcomes new members who want to contribute their time and effort to better support our community. For more information on how you can become a member of Newcastle Lions Club, please contact Lions President Debra McGaffin at 647-773-1110.

For more information:
Andrea Russell
Bowmanville Hospital Foundation
(905) 623-3331 ext. 21884

About Bowmanville Hospital
Bowmanville Hospital is a fully accredited hospital, servicing the Municipality of Clarington. It is run by Lakeridge Health, part of the Central East Local Health Integration Network.

About Bowmanville Hospital Foundation
Bowmanville Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization that raises funds annually to fund equipment needs, facility enhancements, and other high priority needs for Bowmanville Hospital.  For more information about Bowmanville Hospital Foundation, please visit www.bowHF.com

BOWMANVILLE, – Monday, April 8, 2019 – On Sunday, April 7, 2019, Major the Reverend Canon David Saunders, along with the congregation of St. Martin’s Anglican Church in Courtice, presented Andrea Russell, Chief Development Officer, Bowmanville Hospital Foundation, with a cheque for $10,000. The funds will be directed to the redevelopment and expansion project for Bowmanville Hospital.

“Many of our members have received care at Bowmanville Hospital and value the friendly, patient- focused approach taken by staff,” said Canon Saunders. “We recognize the need for a facility as important as our community hospital and the challenge it faces to continue to provide the vital services, comfort and patient centred care our residents have come to know, while serving Clarington’s growing population. We feel it is extremely important to donate our funds to support the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation and the much needed redevelopment project, which will benefit so many in the local community and those well beyond its borders.”

Located in the chapel of White Cliffe Terrace Retirement Residence, St. Martin’s Anglican Church is a mixed denominational congregation made up of White Cliffe residents and others living throughout Clarington. For nearly 30 years, St. Martin’s has been supporting many community programs, including Gate 3:16 Outreach Centre, Oshawa Refuge, food banks and recently, a $10,000 donation to Durham Hospice, Clarington site. This is the first gift from St. Martin’s Anglican Church to be received by the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation.

“The generosity demonstrated by St. Martin’s Anglican Church is an example of the incredibly benevolent and caring community the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation is fortunate to belong to,” says Ms. Russell. “This gift marks an incredible accomplishment for the Church and their small congregation.

We are extremely thankful for their investment in our Hospital, in the lives of people and the community.”

For more information:

Andrea Russell
Bowmanville Hospital Foundation
(905) 623-3331 ext. 1884

About Bowmanville Hospital

Bowmanville Hospital is a fully accredited hospital, servicing the Municipality of Clarington. It is run by Lakeridge Health, part of the Central East Local Health Integration Network.

About Bowmanville Hospital Foundation

Bowmanville Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization that raises funds annually to fund equipment needs, facility enhancements, and other high priority needs for Bowmanville Hospital. For more information about Bowmanville Hospital Foundation, please visit www.bowHF.com.