A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR GALA27 COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Andrea Mastronardi, Cindy Ware, Deanna Bavetta, Deborah Bonfiglio, Jessica Wharram, Krissy Thiessen, Nadia Ingratta, Natalie Moracci, and Gala27 Chair: Tanya Mastronardi

From the Southpoint Sun:

A very special thank you to cousins Ben and Mikayla for their donation to Hogs For Hospice!! Ben and Mikayla kept our community members hydrated by selling water throughout Hogs for Hospice Weekend in support of The Hospice, Erie Shores Campus! Ben and Mikayla raised an amazing $200!
It is inspirational to see young ones exercising the power of philanthropy!

Last week, we had the pleasure of reflecting on and celebrating the success of the very first Muttley’s Memorial Golf Classic in memory of Greg Sellon with his beautiful family! The Sellon Family is excited to share that the tournament raised $7,500 for The Hospice, Erie Shores Campus!

95 of Greg Sellon’s family members and friends joined the Sellon Family at the tournament held at Talbot Trail Golf Course on July 22nd, 2023.

These funds will help support compassionate care for the residents & their families spending time at The Hospice, Erie Shores Campus.

We extend a special Thank You to the Sellon Family and all of the Muttley’s Memorial Golf Classic supporters for their support & generosity! We are so grateful to be a part of remembering Greg Sellon.

This past Wednesday, Erie Shores Health Foundation, Erie Shores HealthCare, and Peachland Rebekah Lodge #45 came together to celebrate Peachland Rebekah Lodge #45’s $10,000 donation dedicated to MRI coming to ESHC!
Peachland Rebekah Lodge #45 has supported Erie Shores Health Foundation for over 25 years and is an active supporter across our community. They recognize that coming together is the key to bring MRI technology home to advance care for everyone.
Peachland Rebekah Lodge #45 members in photo include (in no specific order): Richard Stevenson, Carole Dibbley, Loren Girardin, Pat Girardin, Nancy Moody, Elaine Stevenson, Richard Stevenson and Evelyne Tofflemire. Peachland Rebekah Lodge #45 thanks Chances Gaming Lounge and Bistro for their support of their organizations and many others that derive funds through volunteering services at Chances.
Also joined in the photo is Penny Bellhouse, Executive Director of ESHF, Jeff Lewis, Chair of ESHF’s Board of Directors, Melissa Pontini, X-Ray Technologist, ESHC, Kyle Shafer, Director of Outpatient Services, ESHC, and Dr. Ala, Diagnostic Imaging, ESHC.

Yesterday, Knights of Columbus Harrow #5350 presented us with a $1500 dedicated to The Hospice, Erie Shores Campus!
We are grateful for our county community members support in funding compassionate care provided at The Hospice, Erie Shores Campus. Thank you Knights of Columbus Harrow for your generosity!

On August 11th, 2023, Hogs for Hospice drew winning ticket number HH-4938469 for tge Grand Prize! Melissa D’Angela of Windsor was thrilled when she received the phone call from the Hogs for Hospice Board of Directors informing her that she had won $455,120!

On behalf of Erie Shores Health Foundation and Hogs for Hospice, thank you to everyone who purchased raffle tickets and supported Hogs for Hospice 2023. Your support ensures compassionate care provided at the Hospice, Erie Shores Campus.

Hogs for Hospice looks forward to announcing the total donation from Hogs for Hospice Weekend proceeds at a later date.

Jeff Lewis, Chair of Erie Shores Health Foundation (ESHF), announced today the appointment of Penny J. Bellhouse as the Foundation’s Executive Director effective August 14th

In making the announcement, Mr. Lewis shared, “Ms. Bellhouse, who has roots in the community, has over 15 years of experience in developing strong philanthropic partnerships and encouraging volunteer engagement to benefit health care organizations.  We are delighted to welcome Penny and her family back to our community and look forward to working with her to advance the missions of our hospital, Erie Shores HealthCare, and the Hospice, Erie Shores Campus.”

Penny Bellhouse, who most recently led the Norfolk Hospital Foundation indicated, “I am delighted to be joining the exceptional team at ESHF and making my new home in Essex County, closer to my family.  I look forward to being part of Erie Shores Health Foundation and this beautiful community.  I am excited to be involved in expanding and positioning the Foundation for the future.”

Erie Shores Health Foundation, through the generosity of our community, raises funds to support Erie Shores HealthCare and the Hospice, Erie Shores Campus to enhance the quality of health care in Essex County.

Penny Bellhouse, Executive Director, Erie Shores Health Foundation

The Neighbourhood Charitable Alliance has recently committed to a 5-year pledge of $10,000 annually dedicated to bringing MRI to Erie Shores HealthCare (ESHC).

Erie Shores HealthCare announced provincial funding for operations of an MRI in November of 2023. Following the announcement, Erie Shores Health Foundation (ESHF) and Erie Shores HealthCare have been actively planning to bring MRI home. Community contributions will be critical to purchasing the MRI machine and making the facility upgrades required to house the machine.

“We are grateful that our community is recognizing and responding to the need of having MRI within the boarders of Essex County,” said Jeff Lewis, Chair of the ESHF Board of Directors. “It is exciting to align missions with Neighbourhood Charitable Alliance to bring this life-changing technology home.”

With an operating MRI at Erie Shores HealthCare, community members across Windsor and Essex County can count on more advanced, accessible, and accurate diagnostic care close to home. MRI will be a fundamental step in the reimagining of ESHC’s Diagnostic Imaging Suite.

Neighbourhood Charitable Alliance is a Kingsville-based organization dedicated to helping families in need. Funds that support their annual initiatives are raised from an annual Spring Bling event. In 2023, the event raised $90,000, of which the funds will support NCA’s $50,000, 5-year pledge to Erie Shores Health Foundation and their ongoing programs dedicated to providing essential resources to kids in need.

“Our goal in making this commitment with Erie Shores Health Foundation is ultimately to relieve pressure and instil peace of mind for families when a loved one needs care,” comments Kim Lewis, President, Neighbourhood Charitable Alliance. “We know that Erie Shores Health Foundation and Erie Shores HealthCare are committed to doing this.”

Pictured from left to right: Kim Lewis (President, NCA), Linda Jeffery (NCA), Jeff Lewis (Chair, ESHF), David Halliwill (NCA), Dr. Patrick Cervini (Chief of Radiology, ESHC), Kyle Schafer (Clinical Director Outpatient Services, ESHC), Matt Isaacs (NCA), Gloria Cavenago (NCA & Development Officer of Events, ESHF)
NCA not pictured: Shawn Chapman, Harold Konrad, Tony Gaffan, Kathryn Isaacs


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Brienne Mastronardi
Marketing Coordinator, Erie Shores Health Foundation
(226) 620-1504 – bmastronardi@eshf.ca

Erie Shores Health Foundation (ESHF) recently granted over $1.3 million to Erie Shores HealthCare and The Hospice, Erie Shores Campus. These grants represented the noteworthy outpour of support from members of the community committed to advancing healthcare close to home.

ESHF’s grant of $689,000 to The Hospice, Erie Shores Campus ensures residents and families receive personalized, compassionate care, which complements government operating funding.

“We are grateful to able to count on the Foundation’s support in ensuring that each resident and family that visits The Hospice, Erie Shores Campus Residence is met with compassionate care and a warm and inviting environment,” comments Nancy Brockenshire, Executive Director of The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County.

Funding totalling $650,000 was provided to Erie Shores HealthCare to purchase advanced medical equipment and technology vital for patient care. Acquisitions included an Ultrasound, Surgical Table, Transfusion Medicine Main Analyzer, Physiological Monitor, PACs Monitors, Isolette and various types of care beds. Funds were also invested toward attracting and supporting dedicated medical professionals.

“We are incredibly grateful for the overwhelming support of our community and donors, whose generosity has made a lasting impact on our ability to provide exceptional healthcare close to home. Your contributions have enabled us to make significant investments in advanced medical equipment and compassionate care, ensuring a brighter future for our hospital and the well-being of our community. Together, we are truly transforming the face of healthcare,” says Kristin Kennedy, President and CEO of Erie Shores HealthCare.

Stepping into another year of caring, Erie Shores Health Foundation is focused on making transformational investments in care close to home for both The Hospice, Erie Shores Campus and Erie Shores HealthCare.

At the ESHF Annual General Meeting, held on June 22nd, Jeff Lewis was announced as the Board Chair of Erie Shores Health Foundation. Jeff Lewis steps into his role as Chair with strong commitment to healthcare and public service. Debbie Kobayashi, who has served as ESHF’s board chair for the past two years commended Mr. Lewis’ leadership and commitment to ESHF. Ms. Kobayashi will remain engaged with the Foundation as it prepares to launch a major campaign.

In accepting the role, Mr. Lewis shared, “We extend the utmost gratitude to our community for their contributions to top-quality care. It is because of your support that we are able to continue to make investments that enhance healthcare close to home and lift the horizons for the future. I look forward to engaging with donors and volunteers as we come together to help meet the needs of the Hospital and Hospice so that they can continue to readily meet the needs of our community.”