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Baby Wyatt- CMH’s first Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Baby!

Angela Taylor RN, Dr. Manju Rajguru, Chief of Paediatrics, Amanda, Wyatt & Greg Cruikshank, Rosemary Lywood, Manager, Patsy Tonin, Clinical Educator

 

Despite the delays of our new wing we are proud of the passionate care that Cambridge Memorial Hospital Staff deliver every day to patients, like baby Wyatt- CMH’s first Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Baby! 

 

"Wyatt came into the world at 1:36 am. on Saturday February 16, 2019. Soon after it sounded like he was having trouble breathing. They did chest x-rays and other tests. It was scary at first, especially when they came back and told me they wanted to put him on a CPAP machine. This machine supports newborns that need higher levels of oxygen to keep their lungs open and assists them with breathing. He was on the machine for 25 hours. I found out afterwards that Wyatt was the first baby at Cambridge Memorial to use this machine.  In the past newborns would be transferred to other hospitals, sometimes as far as London, to receive care.  Wyatt also has a sister just 10 ½ months older than him and we’re fortunate because we had family locally to help us, but having this machine at CMH was a saving grace. It helped our family stay together and close to home.

Thank you to all of the dedicated professionals that helped Wyatt breath and to the donors that put equipment like the CPAP machine into the hands of CMH healthcare professionals."

Amanda Cruikshank                                                                                                                                      

 


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Register now for the WeCareCMH Spring Golf Classic!

 

 

 

 

Help us be there when our youngest patients need us most...


Join us for the WeCareCMH Spring Golf Classic. This year, proceeds from the tournament will be directed towards the Women & Children’s Department to purchase equipment for the new wing. 

 

Thank you to our lead sponsors Wellington Labratories Inc.


Register your foursome ($1800) or sign up as an individual ($450) for this sell-out tournament, Monday, June 3, 2019 at the Galt Country Club.

Lunch and registration at 11:30am followed by a shot gun start at 12:30pm.

Your registration includes golf cart, hole prizes, a special welcome gift, hearty lunch, buffet dinner, silent auction and gre

at entertainment!

Sponsorship opportunities are available for your business starting at $500.

Not a golfer but still want to support CMH? Consider joining us as a dinner guest for only $60 or donati

ng an auction prize.

So far we have some amazing prizes up for bid including: Prestige 500 RSIB Napoleon Propane Grill, SOSA Gliding Introductory Glider Certificate and a custom piece of furniture from Galt Wood Company.

 

Click here to register now!

 

Angela Taylor RN, Dr. Manju Rajguru, Chief of Paediatrics, Amanda, Wyatt & Greg Cruikshank, Rosemary Lywood, Manager, Patsy Tonin, Clinical Educator

 

By participating in events like the WeCareCMH Spring Golf Classic you are helping purchase essential, lifesaving equipment for patients like baby Wyatt- CMH’s first Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Baby!


"Wyatt came into the world at 1:36 am. on Saturday February 16, 2019. Soon after it sounded like he was having trouble breathing. They did chest x-rays and other tests. It was scary at first, especially when they came back and told me they wanted to put him on a CPAP machine. This machine supports newborns that need higher levels of oxygen to keep their lungs open and assists them with breathing. He was on the machine for 25 hours. I found out afterwards that Wyatt was the first baby at Cambridge Memorial to use this machine.  In the past newborns would be transferred to other hospitals, sometimes as far as London, to receive care.  Wyatt also has a sister just 10 ½ months older than him and we’re fortunate because we had family locally to help us, but having this machine at CMH was a saving grace. It helped our family stay together and close to home.

Thank you to all of the dedicated professionals that helped Wyatt breath and to the donors that put equipment like the CPAP machine into the hands of CMH healthcare professionals."

Amanda Cruikshank                                                                                                                                      

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors

 

Leading Partner:

 

 

PlatinumSponsor:

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Thank you Cambridge Tim Horton owners!

 

 

Cambridge Tim Horton owners donate $55,000 to Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation WeCareCMH Campaign

 

Seven families of Cambridge Tim Hortons owners have come together to donate $50,000 and become a CaringBusiness in support of the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation’s capital expansion campaign - WeCareCMH.


The Trombley, Wakely, McGlinchey, and Skropolis families came together in 2015 to pledge $50,000. Yesterday the Gomes and Ayoubi families joined them to help complete their generous investment.
Cambridge Tim Horton owners have always been loyal supporters of the CMH Foundation’s annual fundraising events, including Best Bites, Transformation Gala and the Trees of Caring Star/Banner Program.


Yesterday these families proudly presented Lisa Short, Executive Director of CMHF with an additional $5,000 for the WeCareCMH campaign bringing the total donation to $55,000.
Mark Trombley getting customers involved in the cheque signing.


“We know the Hospital Foundation is working hard to raise much needed funds for equipment for the new wing at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Adding something extra to our commitment as a Caring Business is our pleasure and we hope it reminds people of the importance of investing in local healthcare to serve everyone. It’s amazing that the source of the donation comes directly from our customers, one two dollar coffee at a time” said Mark Trombley, Tim Horton Store Owner representing the group.


“100% of the funding for equipment for our local hospital needs to be raised by the community. The way this group of store owners have come together in support of the hospital means a lot. It was so good to get their call and to know that they were thinking of both CMH and our community’s wellbeing” Lisa Short, Executive Director, Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation.


The Foundation is seeking other Caring Businesses and Caring Families who are also inspired to contribute to WeCareCMH, and be celebrated with special recognition in the new wing. The Foundation’s intent is that engaged donors will create an environment that will encourage others in the Region to become leaders in making community healthcare a priority.


For more information or to donate please visit www.cmhfoundation.ca, call (519) 740-4966 or stop by the CMH Foundation Office on Level 1 in C-wing of the hospital.

 

Cambridge Tim Horton Owners:


Mark and Michelle Trombley

Dwayne and Cheryl McGlinchey

Chris and Shelagh Wakely

Chuck and Lynn Wakely

Skroplis Family

Tony Gomes

Moe Ayoubi

 


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SEPTODONT donates $100,000 to #WeCareCMH

 

We would like to thank SEPTODONT for their recent investment in WeCareCMH!


SEPTODONT is a caring Cambridge company, employing over 400 people locally and

manufacturing over 1 million dental injections per day. Septodont Corporate has been a l

oyal supporter of our hospital as a key component of their Corporate Social Responsibility

focus on health and wellness.


This generous second gift to our capital redevelopment will support patient equipment and

tools for our talented surgical team. SEPTODONT’s executive team was honoured to

present this donation of $100,000 to CMH Foundation’s Executive Director, Lisa Short.


SEPTODONT leadership pictured here: Todd Beechey, CFO, Atif Zia, President,

Novocol Healthcare Inc & VP General Manager SEPTODONT, Lesley Russell,

Human Resources Director, Kent Chiu, COO, SEPTODONT
 

 

 


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Cambridge Toyota raises $3600 for the Trees of Caring Campaign

For over 19 years, Cambridge Toyota has been running a promotion for the holiday season with proceeds to CMH. Twenty-five dollars is donated from each new or used car purchased in November and December.


New owners receive a Trees of Caring card and a warm feeling when they drive their vehicle past the tree display. Since 1993 this incentive has contributed over $65,000 to Trees of Caring.

 

Today they presented this years total of $3600. Thank you Cambridge Toyota!
 

 



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Trees of Caring- a letter from Lisa Short, Executive Director CMHF

 

Dear Community Member, 

 

When I see the Trees of Caring this holiday season, I won’t just be thinking how the lights make Cambridge Memorial Hospital look more festive.

 

I’ll also be thinking about how all those lights are buying equipment for our new hospital. The donations lighting up those strings will help buy the medical tools and technology that will help families, friends, and neighbours in our community… people like my Mom.

 

I’ll think about the equipment Mom’s doctor used in the routine colonoscopy that found cancer in her colon. The diagnostic machines that found another mass on her kidney, and the sophisticated tools her surgeons used during two minimally invasive surgeries a few winters ago.

 

You probably know that laparoscopic surgery needs much smaller incisions than traditional operations. Surgeons insert a slender tube, containing a tiny camera and surgical instruments, through cuts that are usually no more than a half-inch long.

 

Minimally invasive surgery allowed Mom to heal faster and get back to the business of being a Grandma. Today her helping hands support the busy lives of many family members. We’ve continued to make great memories with Mom, and I know we’ll feel extra grateful that she will be part of our Christmas morning ritual once again.

 

As a daughter, I’m grateful to you for supporting Cambridge Memorial Hospital this year. As the Executive Director of our hospital’s Foundation, I’m grateful that you helped to give our doctors and other medical staff the tools they need to take excellent care of our loved ones.

 

I’m sure you know that the hospital relies 100% on community donations to pay for the life-saving equipment in Emergency, the operating rooms, the diagnostic bays, and on the units. I’m asking you, in honour of those you love, to make a special year-end donation to the Trees of Caring Campaign.

 

Since joining the Foundation a year ago, I’ve been humbled and inspired by generous people like you who understand that investing in our hospital is the cornerstone of a strong community. We are so lucky to have passionate staff at Cambridge Memorial who are dedicated to saving and improving lives, every day of the year.

 

They are present for many of our big moments in life. The births and deaths, the sudden traumas and routine surgeries, the life-threatening events. These dedicated professionals hold our hands during the first hellos, and the last goodbyes, and everything in between.

 

In turn, we need to make sure they have the tools and technology they need to provide excellent care to our families.

 

As you know, we have a brand new hospital wing to fill with equipment. Everything from bedpans to surgical tools, heart monitors to infant warmers. It will take a sustained commitment from all of us to make that happen.

 

I know that many in our community have been frustrated by the delays in opening the new wing at Cambridge Memorial, including our staff. But we are determined to accept nothing less than the best, safest facilities for our community.

 

In the meantime, staff continue to rise above the outdated facilities in the hospital to provide high quality care. As the Chief of Emergency said to me, “If we’re able to do great things in the facilities we have now, just imagine what we’ll be able to do in the new space!”

 

That exciting potential is about to be unleashed in the coming months when staff and patients finally begin to occupy the new wing. Our medical staff are eager to be able to provide expanded services. Patients are eager for more privacy. Demand is already high for the additional patient beds, most of them in single rooms.

 

I hope you’re as excited as I am about this new era of patient care at Cambridge Memorial, and ready to continue your commitment to our hospital with a year-end gift to the Trees of Caring Campaign today.

 

I also hope you know that every donation counts. Rest assured that your gift will go straight to the highest equipment priorities for your hospital. Together, donors can take pride in the community hospital that we are building together!

 

Thank you again for your wonderful support for Cambridge Memorial.

 

Sincerely,

 

Lisa Short

Executive Director

 

P.S. As I sit writing to you now, the Trees of Caring are ablaze with community spirit. And as we close out 2018, I’m hoping I can appeal to your spirit of generosity once again. Every donation you make to Cambridge Memorial’s Trees of Caring Campaign represents new equipment that will save and improve the lives of our loved ones, neighbours, coworkers and friends. Please send your year-end donation today!

 

To make your year end donation to Trees of Caring click here.

 


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Doctor Spotlight: Dr. Geddes

 

Thirty-eight years a surgeon, sixty-fourthousand patients treated and one awesome career.

 

In December 2016, Dr. Scott Geddes retired — well sort of. Dr. Geddes first came to Cambridge Memorial Hospital in 1979 and chose our hospital over many others because he loved the city and wanted to work close to family. Although interested in all aspects of surgery, Dr. Geddes found his passion in general surgery. It was a field in which he thought he could provide the best possible care for the most people.

 

Quickly integrating himself within the CMH family Dr. Geddes became a tireless champion for our Foundation. When asked what motivated him, he responded,

 

The Foundation is very important for the hospital. We get money from the government for salaries, bricks, and mortar, but as surgeons, the funding we get for the equipment we use comes from our community. It’s important to give back, and I chose to help raise funds so that we can provide the best care possible to our patients.

 

Retirement brought a whole new set of fun activities for Dr. Geddes, like spending more time with family, going to the cottage and getting on his bike for long trips. Six months into his well-deserved retirement, he found himself missing the bustle of surgery and helping people. So, he recently stepped back into the operating room as an assistant and continued his role as an assessor for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. He also maintained his carpal tunnel clinic at the hospital. In addition to all of this, he decided to accept an opportunity to cover a six-month leave in general surgery. As Dr. Geddes says, “I guess I haven’t yet completely retired.”

 


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Sarmazian Brothers Flooring Gives Back to CMH!

 

 

$9000 Raised from Sarmazian Floorings One Day Sale!

 

Thank you to all those that stopped by Sarmazian Brothers Flooring for their one day sale on October 27th. Armig Sarmazian, Jack Vessoyan, Sareen Sarmazian and Raffi Sarmazian stopped by the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation today to present us with their proceeds of $9000! We are so lucky to having such caring community partners. Sarmazian Brothers Flooring are long time supporter of CMH and you will notice their name on our Caring Business Donor Wall in the new wing! Thank you for visiting!

 


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Name a Room

 

Create Your Legacy


Name a Room in the New and Renovated Cambridge Memorial Hospital 

 

As individuals, or by joining with your friends, buy a room*at CMH and honour your relationships with this meaningful gesture of support.


For more information, please contact the CMH Foundation at 519-740-4966 or email us at [email protected]

 

Stories of Giving

 

The Cermak Family Honouring their Daughters Legacy

 

Often individuals choose to name a room after a loved one. For the Cermak Family finding ways to honour their daughter Naomi has been a source of joy.


“Although Naomi’s time here on earth was short, she made an impact on her friends and in the scientific community. She was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of 

Maastricht in the Netherlands and won the Young Investigators Award at the European College of Sports Science in 2011 for her beet root juice presentation. Naomi was to be a keynote speaker in Barcelona the following year but became ill at this time. 

 

She had given presentations in Europe and North America and was on her way to creating her niche in research. For her legacy to live on there has been a Memorial Scholarship set up at Brock University, the University of Maastricht and at McMaster University. Now we would like to remember her by naming a room in our local hospital. She is always with us and we hope in the future others will remember her for what she accomplished and for the wonderful person she was as a daughter, sister, friend, scholar and athlete.”


It was a pleasure for us to help the Cermaks fulfill their vision in honour of Naomi.

 

 

 

Robert H. (Bob) McClurkin Giving Back

 

You could say that giving back is in Bob McClurkin’s blood. Bob has lived in Cambridge since he was six years old, went on to become an OPP officer and is now retired from the force. He started giving to Cambridge Memorial Hospital over 20 years ago and proudly reports that he has donated blood 161 times in his lifetime.


Not long ago, Bob required surgery and spent some time under the watchful eye of the nurses and doctors in our surgical unit. Bob’s gratitude for the care he received prompted him to look for yet another way to give back. When he learned of the Buy a Room Program in support of Cambridge Memorial Hospital, he didn’t hesitate to make
a donation to name a room on the Surgical floor to show his appreciation.

 

 

Rita Westbrook Supporting her Community 

 

Rita Westbrook has spent her entire life dedicated to the service of others. Raised in a family that immigrated from Europe after the war, her family knew hardship. Rita witnessed firsthand the way her parents cared for others and welcomed them into their home to share what very little they had.


It was from these humble beginnings that service to her community evolved naturally. Rita served with the Waterloo Regional Police Service for over 35 years and retired as a Superintendent. She spent many years volunteering on boards throughout 
our community, including the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Board (2011–2016) and currently on the WWLHIN Board. When asked about her years of service, Rita replies “Giving back has always felt like the right thing to do.”


Rita feels strongly that the hospital represents an important part of a thriving community. She states “our hospital is always going to be there for us; but in order for it to be there for us with the very best, we have to support it”.


Rita has been giving to CMH for many years. After the loss of her husband in 2017, Rita decided to name a room in the new wing of the hospital in his honour. When asked about why she gives, Rita points out all that she is grateful for including
a good life and a rewarding career. She believes you have to give something back when you have been given so much.

 


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The Stars Have Aligned With Our Trees of Caring Partners

 

Our Trees of Caring along Coronation Boulevard are beginning to shine brightly! Leading the generosity are our 3 Star donors who together have contributed $9,000 to help purchase patient equipment for Cambridge Memorial Hospital (CMH).  Ten additional corporate donors have contributed with bronze sponsorships.

 

We would like to recognize 12 years of steadfast holiday support from the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branch 272, who have once again lit the prominent Bronze Star. We would also like to welcome Farm Mutual Re who has lit our Silver Star this year, and celebrate the donation of Cambridge Brass who holds this year’s Gold Star, all in support of the Trees of Caring at CMH.

 

The Star program is part of the Trees of Caring Campaign, now in its 30th year. Donations will purchase patient equipment for the new wing, helping put the best tools possible into the hands of our physicians, nurses and allied professionals.

 

“We were so pleased to have our communities continued support for 30 years of Trees of Caring. It speaks to the generosity this community shows each and every year. Our community continues to rally around CMH and the WeCareCMH Campaign and for that we are grateful.” – Lisa Short, Executive Director, CMH Foundation

 

Another community partner raising funds for local healthcare is Cambridge Toyota. For over 19 years, Cambridge Toyota has been running a promotion for the holiday season with proceeds to CMH. Twenty-five dollars is donated from each new or used car purchased in November and December. New owners receive a Trees of Caring card and a warm feeling when they drive their vehicle past the tree display. Since 1993 this incentive has contributed over $65,000 to Trees of Caring. Thank you Cambridge Toyota!

 

Donations can be made anytime at our secure website www.cmhfoundation.ca. You can also pay us a visit at the CMH Foundation Office (700 Coronation Blvd) or call 519.740.4966

 


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