Cool Drinks and Cookies

Neighborhood friends Devan & Ally teamed up to help support the Campaign for Georgetown Hospital by selling ‘cool drinks & cookies’.

With the hospital construction taking place in the background the girls proudly presented their cheque for $86 to Foundation Director KC Carruthers.

Thank you Devan & Ally!


Every Penny Counts

Meet Jack.

Jack Hunter-Buffington dropped by the foundation office this morning with $4.10 in hand, ready to donate. A few Saturday’s ago Jack decided it would be a great idea to set up a lemonade stand in the hot weather. He said he didn’t sell too many cups, but every penny counts and he is so proud he raised $4.10 (or as he puts it, 410 pennies!) for the Georgetown Hospital Redevelopment. This is the second time Jack has raised money for the Hospital and he says in the winter he will sell hot chocolate and hopefully raise a few more dollars.

We are building for our future, and so is Jack. Every penny counts.

Ba da da da da… I’m lovin’ it!

Thank you McDonald’s of Halton Hills – yet again you have spoiled us with your generosity.  We are so grateful to have you as apart of our community.  You truly are a community leader in more ways than one!  We all had a blast a McHappy Day and cannot wait to do it all again next year.  On behalf of the patients and community we serve, thank you!

Tuesday, July, 24, 2012 – 10:10:56 AM

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McHappy donation

Following a successful McHappy Day campaign, Georgetown-Acton McDonald’s owner Tim O’Connor (left) was pleased to donate $7,951 to the Georgetown Hospital Foundation. Accepting the donation were Jackie Fox, Annual Giving and Special Events Co-ordinator, Georgetown Hospital Foundation and Paul Armstrong, past chair of the Foundation.
Photo by Ted Brown


Domino’s Pizza Georgetown/Acton donates $910!

A very big thank you to Shane and his staff at Domino’s Pizza in Georgetown and Acton.  On Sunday June 10, $1 from each pizza sold was given to the Georgetown Hospital Foundation.  A total of 910 pizza’s were sold that day between the two locations which means $910 was donated.

Georgetown/Acton Domino’s are owned and operated by Shane Linthorne of Empire Pizza Inc.   A true community leader,  Shane makes sure Domino’s supports the community.  Domino’s is also an active supporter of ALS and the Canadian Cancer Society, as well as supporting local sports teams.

Thank you, Shane!  We really can’t say that enough.

Be sure to stop in to see Shane and his staff, and purchase a delicious Domino’s Pizza!

Domino’s Georgetown
232A Guelph Street #8

The Georgetown Little Theatre Youth Company is setting the example.

The Georgetown Little Theatre (GLT) Youth Company has donated $400 to the Georgetown Hospital Foundation.

A registered charity themselves,  members of the GLT Youth Company decided to donate a portion of their excess production earnings  to the Georgetown Hospital’s $6.5M campaign.

The money was raised by their recent production of a new adaptation of Jane Eyre’s Pride and Prejudice, presented at their studio on Stewarttown Road. The Group is composed of youths aged 10 - 18. Its members are provided with training in all forms of dramatic art. With the help of a few adult mentors, it is completely self-governing.

Members of the GLT Youth Company pride themselves on team work. From costume design, lighting, props and acting, the Youth Company believes that team work is vital to a successful production. They have set an example and have conveyed a very important message – It takes a team to put on a performance, as it takes a community to build a hospital.

The Georgetown Hospital Foundation was pleased to receive this donation and was touched by the generosity of another local charity.


Choral Society Donation

The choir’s Spring concert was also a fund-raiser for the Georgetown Hospital Foundation’s capital campaign, and included a large silent auction. We were very pleased to have a large audience and enthusiastic bidding at the auction, which allowed the choir to make a donation of over $5,100 to the campaign.

About one third of choir members were able to gather at the Christian Reformed Church in June to make a formal cheque presentation. Shown in the photo are Jackie Fox, Annual Giving and Special Events Coordinator for the Foundation, receiving “the big cheque” from Artistic Director A. Dale Wood, and (to his right) Anne Wilcox who led the terrific team of volunteers that organized the silent auction.

Choir President Pat Leigh (to Jackie’s left) said that, the Georgetown Choral Society sees contributing to fund-raising efforts like the hospital capital campaign as an important dimension of its role as a community choir.

Lemonade Stand Donation

A BIG thank you to Luke, Ryan and Alexander for hosting a lemonade stand on the day of the Highland Games & for donating the proceeds to the Georgetown Hospital.  You guys are awesome & inspiring!

Hospital COO Cindy McDonell proudly accepts the $117 donation from Luke, Ryan & Alexander



Hospital Expansion Underway

The Independent & Free Press

Thursday May 31, 2012

By Lisa Tallyn, Staff Writer

Ground was broken to start construction on the ER expansion at Georgetown Hospital Tuesday.

I am thrilled to be here today to celebrate the start of construction on this much-needed expansion and renovation project, said John Oliver, Halton Healthcare Services President and CEO. The project will provide new, modern clinical space and allow for the installation of GHs first CT scanner ensuring residents of Halton Hills have access to this essential service, close to home.

The $14.2 million redevelopment project will see the ER more than triple in size from 4,270 sq. ft. to 14,000 sq. ft. and a new Diagnostic Imaging department including a new CT scanner in the former ER space. The newly-built ER department is slated to open next March, and the work on the Diagnostic Imaging department to be completed by mid-summer.

We are very excited to see the huge improvements being made at Georgetown Hospital, said Mayor Rick Bonnette. The expanded emergency, improved diagnostic imagery and the essential CT scanner will greatly improve healthcare for our citizens in Halton Hills.

Oliver thanked everyone involved in making the project a reality, including staff and physicians, hospital donors, the volunteer association, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Town of Halton Hills under the leadership of Mayor Bonnette.

Contractors will start with alterations to the hospitals internal roadways and parking lots required to redirect traffic during construction and regain parking spaces that will be lost due to the expansion. Once the site preparation is complete, work on the new ER will begin.

Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott thanked the Government of Ontario for coming through with funding for the project and congratulated the community for its efforts in making the project a reality.

As Ive often said, the most eloquent speech in the Legislature touting a community project never amounts to a hill of beans unless the project is a good one, which has a lot of strong community support. The Georgetown Hospital project is a very good one with a lot of strong community support, said Arnott.

The groundbreaking also marked the launch of the Georgetown Hospital Foundations capital campaign ‘Investing in Care Close to Home.

The Campaign for Georgetown Hospital is by far the most ambitious fundraising effort ever seen at the hospital, said KC Carruthers, Foundation Executive Director.

Our goal is $6.5 million which makes Investing in Care Close to Home the largest single source of funds for the expansion project. We have had incredibly generous support already, with $4.5 million committed to the project, but $2 million is still quite a ways to go.

The Hospital is here for everyone whenever they need us. In turn, we hope that everyone will lend a hand to help us provide them and their loved ones with the best care possible, said Shelley Phipps, a member of the Campaign Cabinet and GHF Board of Directors.

Whether a donation is the $1 million given by Fred Helson or the $120 that Gavin Conroy donated from his 10th birthday, it all adds up and it all makes a difference. We hope everyone will consider a generous donation to this important project at the heart of the Halton Hills community.

Photo by Ted Brown. Contractor and host of HGTVs Holmes on Homes Mike Holmes (left) and his daughter Sherry were joined by Gavin Conroy, as they took a turn at breaking ground for the new Georgetown Hospital expansion Tuesday. Conroy was invited by Holmes to take part after he donated all his birthday money to the Foundation.

A concrete donation from Dufferin

The Independent & Free Press
Friday May 4th, 2012

A concrete donation from Dufferin.

The Georgetown Hospital Foundation coffers received another boost Friday as Dufferin Aggregates/Dufferin Concrete stepped up with a donation of $150,000 to the new ER expansion campaign.

Photo by Ted Brown

On hand for the cheque presentation were (from left) Foundation Chair Laurent Thibault, Georgetown Hospital Chief Operating Officer Cindy McDonell, Halton Healthcare CEO and president John Oliver, Dufferin Aggregates site manager Rob McDougall, driver Phil Buck and plant supervisor Tom Dunlop.

Doctors & Staff pledge $335,000

The Georgetown Hospital Doctors and Staff have pledged $335,000 to the Campaign for Georgetown Hospital.

These are personal donations from the people who work for the Hospital, demonstrating how important those who work here feel this project is to the Hospital and the community. Our healthcare team clearly believes strongly in the Campaign for Georgetown Hospital!