Susan (Telemedicine RN) and Eric Coulas give to the Foundation
Susan (Telemedicine RN) and Eric Coulas give to the Foundation's Tree of Lights Christmas Campaign because... "As a staff member, I know first hand how important this hospital is to ourselves and the community." Thank you Susan & Eric!

Patient Stories

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) 756-3045 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