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Provincial Government announces support for the redevelopment of  the Bowmanville Hospital 

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 here

Bowmanville Hospital Redevelopment Makes Infrastructure Ontario’s Fall 2019 P3 Market Update

In September 2019, Infrastructure Ontario’s identified the Bowmanville Hospital redevelopment and expansion as a near-term priority project on the Fall 2019 Ontario P3 Market Update. We want to thank the Provincial Government, MPP Lindsey Park and Lakeridge Health for their diligent efforts to move this project to the top of the Infrastructure Ontario list.

Learn more about the 2019 Ontario P3 Market Update here.

It is an exciting time of growth and transformation in Durham Region.

In 1991, the population of Clarington was just over 48,000. Today, Clarington is home to nearly 98,000 residents, and that number will continue to rise.

As the region’s population grows, the demand for health care services continues to rise. To meet this demand, Lakeridge Health is embarking on a master planning and consultation process with the province, health care providers, community stakeholders and citizens.

The Campaign

In support of the redevelopment and expansion of Bowmanville Hospital, the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation is embarking on the largest capital campaign in its history.

Click here to view the We Care, We Can Campaign Pamphlet and learn more.

The Plan

 

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The Bowmanville Hospital Foundation has been working collaboratively with Lakeridge Health on the Hospital’s Master Plan. Lakeridge Health’s plan for the Bowmanville site will ensure there is enough room for a growing and aging population.  We are currently at Stage 2 in the planning grant process.

 

There are so many ways to support the Redevelopment and Expansion of Bowmanville Hospital.

Thanks to the support of our sponsors, donors and guests, the Foundation raised an incredible $475,000 in gross revenue for the redevelopment and expansion of Bowmanville Hospital – our most successful in 33 years of our Gala’s history!

On October 25, 2019, the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation hosted their Annual Fundraising Gala, The Venetian Masquerade Ball. Halminen Homes, the event’s Venue Sponsor, topped the evening when Campaign Chair, Kirk Kemp announced The Halminen Family Foundation & Lakeside Self Storage’s $2-million-and-1-dollar pledge to the hospital’s redevelopment and expansion project. This is the largest personal gift to be received by the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation.

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On June 26, 2019, the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation’s Annual General Meeting finished with a special leadership gift announcement. Chris Kooy, Chair, Bowmanville Hospital Foundation, was pleased to announce a $500,000 pledge from Edmond and Sylvia Vanhaverbeke and The Edmond & Sylvia Vanhaverbeke Foundation. This gift will be directed to the We Care, We Can Campaign in support of the redevelopment and expansion of Bowmanville Hospital.

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The Hennessey family had a lot to celebrate this Family Day. While watching the Peterborough Petes play the Niagara Ice Dogs, Steve Hennessey announced a $100,000 gift to the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation. This gift will go to support the redevelopment and expansion of Bowmanville Hospital and is made in honour of Kathleen Hennessey who was fondly remembered.

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On Wednesday, April 17, 2019, the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation hosted a special Campaign Presentation & Celebration at the Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex where they announced a new Campaign Cabinet, Campaign Logo and an incredible $5-million gift from the Municipality of Clarington.

Listen to Frank Cerisano, Chief Executive Officer of Bowmanville Hospital Foundation, Kirk Kemp, Campaign Cabinet Chair and President of Algoma Orchards Ltd., and Mayor Adrian Foster, Municipality of Clarington discuss the announcement.

On the KX96 Morning Ride with Ellis & Archer:

On the CKDO Morning Show with Terry Johnston:

On Thursday, December 6, 2018, the Association of Hospital Volunteers – Bowmanville announced a $1,000,000 gift to the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation in support of the redevelopment and expansion of Bowmanville Hospital.

Surrounded by fellow volunteer members of the Association, friends, community leaders and Hospital staff, Past-President, Jocelyn Pierrepont, stepped forward to show the Association’s commitment to Bowmanville Hospital with the announcement of this leadership gift.

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St Marys Cement Bowmanville (part of international building materials supplier, Votorantim Cimentos) surprised Board members, guests and staff with a surprise $250,000 pledge to Bowmanville Hospital’s redevelopment at the 2018 A Midsummer Night’s Dream Gala. Celebrating their 50th anniversary in Bowmanville in 2018, St Marys Cement has proudly supported Bowmanville Hospital Foundation for 21 of those 50 years!

Listen to Frank Cerisano, Chief Executive Officer of Bowmanville Hospital Foundation and Tanya Pardy, Human Resources Manager of St Marys Cement Bowmanville discuss the donation on the KX96 Morning Ride with Ellis & Archer.

Thanks to the support of our sponsors, donors and guests, the Foundation raised an incredible $381,174 gross in proceeds which will be used to purchase 26 new stretchers and mattresses and support redevelopment and expansion of Bowmanville Hospital – our most successful in 32 years of our Gala’s history!

Click here to listen to Frank CerisanoChief Executive Officer of Bowmanville Hospital Foundation and Tom McHughExecutive Vice President Patient Services & Regional Vice-President, Cancer Service, discuss the Kemp Family donation on the KX96 Morning Ride with Ellis & Archer.

The Kemp family has pledged a $2 million-dollar gift in support of the redevelopment and expansion of Bowmanville Hospital. This leadership gift is the largest gift ever received by the Foundation in support of the Hospital.

We are thrilled to let you know that the Ministry of Health & Long Term Care announced that they will be funding the future redevelopment and expansion project for 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.

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.

We are excited to share the Region of Durham is contributing up to $37.5 million to the redevelopment and expansion project for Bowmanville Hospital. This is another tremendous milestone for the We Care, We Can campaign, the future of Bowmanville Hospital and health care in Clarington and across the Durham Region.

Thank you to the Region of Durham for this landmark investment in health care for people and families across our growing communities and region!

Read the announcement story here.

Listen to Lakeridge Health President and CEO, Cynthia Davis and Bowmanville Hospital Foundation CEO, Frank Cerisano speak with Terry Johnston about the investment on CKDO Radio here!

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We are proud to present the 2021-24 Strategic Plan for the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation. The mission, vision and values will guide the Foundation and all we do as we work towards achieving the goals and priorities to deliver transformational health care to our community.

The Bowmanville Hospital expansion and redevelopment project was mentioned as part of the plans to add hospital beds across Lakeridge Health. Check out the full story here.

BOWMANVILLE, ON – On Friday, June 25, 2021, real estate agents in Clarington launched the Realtors for Healthcare initiative. This program is designed to offer real estate agents the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the We Care, We Can Campaign and support one of the most important redevelopment and expansion project Clarington has seen in decades.

Bowmanville Hospital is a special place for Tyler Smith of the Homesmiths Real Estate Team. It is the place where he was born and the community his family has called home for two generations. It is now where Tyler raises his own family and operates his real estate business. It is for all of these reasons why Tyler made giving back to Bowmanville Hospital a priority and the impetus behind the Realtors for Healthcare initiative. 

Tyler is leading the way with his personal gift of $100,000 and hopes the Realtors for Healthcare program will inspire a spirit of giving amongst his colleagues and move others to get involved. 

“Clarington is my home and access to good quality health care is important for all of us”, says Tyler.  “Bowmanville Hospital is one of the fundamental cornerstones of this community and, as Clarington continues to grows, we need to all work together to provide access to quality healthcare for our families and that’s why the redevelopment and expansion of Bowmanville Hospital and its services are so important to me and my colleagues”. 

Fellow realtor, Steve Hennessey of Right at Home Realty is a member of the Realtors for Healthcare program and made his gift of $100,000 to the We Care, We Can campaign in 2019.

“Now more than ever, Bowmanville Hospital needs our support,” says Steve. “In its current state, the Hospital is literally bursting at the seams with the number of people it services year-after-year. Those numbers are not going down, they will only increase as more and more families call Clarington home. It’s important that Clarington has a health care facility that meets the growing needs of its community and I am proud to do my part to help make that happen”.

“Realtors for Healthcare is a great initiative that Tyler and his team has put together”, says, Frank Cerisano, CEO, Bowmanville Hospital Foundation. “It offers his colleagues and the real estate community a wonderful way to give back and support Bowmanville Hospital.  This initiative truly shows the strength and solidarity of the real estate community and their commitment to great health care for families across Clarington.  We hope others will use this same model within their respective industry to do the same to support Bowmanville Hospital”.

Realtors interested in becoming involved with Realtors for Healthcare can learn more by contacting Bethany Matovic, Major Gifts Coordinator, Bowmanville Hospital Foundation at bmatovic@lh.ca.

For more information:
Andrea Russell
Bowmanville Hospital Foundation
anrussell@lh.ca | (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 Corporation, 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.