Erie Shores Health Foundation Grants Over $1.3 Million To Care Close To Home

July 10, 2023

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.”