St. Francis Valley Health Care Foundation - Why Givehttp://www.sfvhfoundation.com/why-give/Our Vision Sustainable giving for exceptional community healthcare Our Mission We inspire people to invest in the future of our local healthcare organizations  Our Values Integrity Trust Accountability Donor First Respectful Partnerships Transparency  Formerly the St. Francis Memorial Hospital...]]>Fri, 06 Sep 2019 8:03:37 -0700en-us<![CDATA[Patient Stories]]>http://www.sfvhfoundation.com/why-give/patient-stories/http://www.sfvhfoundation.com/why-give/patient-stories/Wed, 27 Mar 2019 10:35:11 -0700

Share Your Story….We’d love to hear from you!

If the St. Francis Memorial Hospital, Madawaska Valley Hospice or Valley Manor holds a special place in your heart because of a personal experience or that of a family member or friend, we would love to hear from you!

To share your story and experience, please contact us at:

St Francis Valley Healthcare  Foundation
p: 
(613) 756-3044 ext 333
or email us at: office@sfvhfoundation.com


Jacqueline Goodheart: St. Francis Memorial Hospital


Jeanette Wright: Madawaska Valley Hospice Palliative Care


Glen Henneberry: Madawaska Valley Hospice Palliative Care


Margaret Haskin: St. Francis Memorial Hospital


Nelson Hartwick: Valley Manor


Carol Chippior: Valley Manor


Marjorie Mayhew: Valley Manor


Eleanor Stanutz: Valley Manor


Nelson & Joan Leeder

Regular donors since moving to the area many years ago, Nels and Joan Leeder made the decision to look at their investments as a way of future planning for additional support for the Hospital they both valued.

“Nels and I made conscious decision years ago to ensure that we did pre-planning of our assets.We sat down and asked ourselves….what charities are important for us to appreciate and who should benefit from our support?” Their wish to see St. Francis Memorial continue to be strong and sustainable made their decision to leave a gift of securities an easy one. “We recognized the future of this community having a Hospital, close to home. I know Nels would be pleased to know that the support we planned to leave is making a difference. For me, end of life grief was easier to bear knowing that because of our gift, life would be better for others.”


Star of Love

The following message was written by a patient of St. Francis Memorial Hospital. In honour of all who work, volunteer, visit, and have stayed as patients at SFMH, he has registered a star which he calls Star of Love. 

Name of Star: Star of Love

From The Star Registry to allat SFMH.

This star that was purchased, a star that can be seen in the night sky is for a very special Hospital. It is for all who work, visit, volunteer, or had a brief or long stay. It is also to the ones who were not so fortunate but will be remembered in the hearts and minds of those who were either family or friends.

This star is to all the staff that have made many peoples lives both better and their stay memorable and a happy one, including mine.

To the people at SFMH, may you always continue to shine bright for those in need and with just a friendly smile.

P.S. I hope you have a very bright star available so all can see it.


Mercedes the iPad Whiz

The St Francis Memorial Hospital is pleased to offer complimentary online/Wi-Fi access for patients and their families, helping them keep connected to friends, family and community news. Check out patient Mercedes Conway, who is 96 years young and a whiz with her iPad! Way to go Mercedes!!


Emergency Department: St. Francis Memorial Hospital 


Medical Unit: St. Francis Memorial Hospital 


Cardiac Rehabilitation Program: St. Francis Memorial Hospital 

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<![CDATA[Why Give]]>http://www.sfvhfoundation.com/why-give/http://www.sfvhfoundation.com/why-give/Wed, 20 Mar 2019 9:05:27 -0700Our Vision

Sustainable giving for exceptional community healthcare

Our Mission

We inspire people to invest in the future of our local healthcare organizations 

Our Values

  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Accountability
  • Donor First
  • Respectful Partnerships
  • Transparency 

Formerly the St. Francis Memorial Hospital Foundation,  our mission is to advance health care for patients and families in the Madawaska Valley by raising funds to support the facility and capital equipment needs of our non profit healthcare organizations, namely the St. Francis Memorial Hospital, Madawaska Valley Hospice Palliative Care, and Valley Manor Nursing Home.

Although the province funding structure provides for the day to day operation of our health care organizations, capital and building needs are not included in the funding structure . These organizations rely on the Foundation to raise the funds necessary for their needs in order to continue to provide our patients and their families with the best possible care, close to home.

The SFVH Foundation is located at the front entrance of the St. Francis Memorial Hospital. Drop in visits are encouraged and welcomed!!

Our office is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Donations can be left at the front desk or our drop box  or by donating securely  on line through this website. Alternatively you can give us a call and we will be pleased to assist you!

St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation
Toni Lavigne-Conway | Executive Director
Box 129, 7 St Francis Memorial Dr
Barry's Bay, ON KOJ 1B0

Phone: (613) 756-3044, Ext. 333
email: office@sfvhfoundation.com

Registered Charity # 89453 4817 RR0001

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<![CDATA[Where Your Money Goes]]>http://www.sfvhfoundation.com/why-give/where-your-money-goes/http://www.sfvhfoundation.com/why-give/where-your-money-goes/Wed, 20 Mar 2019 7:51:57 -0700Your Dollars At Work!

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How can an ordinary person be a part of ensuring an extraordinary gift by making a donation in their will? It's simple! Creating a gift in your Will for local healthcare is the simplest way to create a legacy of everlasting care. Legacy gifts provide vital, stable support for the work of our healthcare teams and whether your estate is large or small, you can make a difference for so many patients and families in our communities, and provide quality care for years to come.

Even a gift in your Will of 1% of your estate can make a difference.
In some ways, leaving a gft in your Will might also allow you to leave a larger gift than might have been possible during your lifetime.
You can leave a gift in your Will just the same as you would for a person. It can consist of:
-a personal asset (such as property or valuables like artwork, jewlery etc.)
-a specific amount of money
-a percentage or portion of your estate
-the money that remains after all of your wishes have been carried out to care for your family
Our community healthcare legacy has been built with the help of gifts made years ago by forward thinking individuals who included SFVH Foundation in their estate plans. You can be part of this legacy team by considering making a gift in your Will for the future.
We would be very pleased to know if you have named the SFVH Foundation in your estate plans so that we can express our personal gratitude and ensure you receive the recognition you deserve. We will hold the information in confidence should you wish to keep the gift confidential.

How to leave a gift in your Will 

Leaving a future gift to the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation is easy!

Simply:
1. Tell your family that you would like to make a gift to the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation in support of local healthcare.
2. Instruct your family or lawyer to help you revise your Will to include a writtens tatement like the one below:

Sample Statement to add to your Will
"I direct my trustee(s) to pay the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation, Barrys Bay, ON the sum of $___ (or____% of my estate or the gift of ___) to be appliesdas determined by the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation's Board of Directors."

Legal Name: St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation
Charitable Number: 89453 4817 RR0001
Address: 7 St. Francis Memorial Drive, PO Box 129 Barry's Bay, ON K0J 1B0
Contact Us: Toni Lavigne Conwa;y Executive Director - toni@sfvhfoundation.com - 613-756-3044 ext. 333

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