Jarrell Family Makes Extraordinary Gift to Support Guelph General Hospital

Supporting Guelph General Hospital with a legacy donation of $500,000 was an easy decision for Jim and Sandra, and their children Jess and Ryan, who were both born at GGH. Over the years the family has relied on the hospital team many times for surgeries, emergency visits, tests and scans. Through Jim’s volunteer work on the Hospital Foundation board, he learned first-hand the importance of local support to run a first-class hospital.

You can help make the delivery of medications at our Hospital safer and more efficient.

Thanks to your donations, we were able to roll out the first phase of our new medication management system this fall. With this system, we are completely computerizing the prescribing process. Now we’re preparing for phase two: medication safety carts. These computer-equipped carts will let nurses scan a barcode on the patient’s wristband.

Donor Spotlight – June Cauthers

As a patient, June Cauthers has experienced first-hand the difference community support has made at Guelph General Hospital. “I’ve spent time in the hospital over the years and I’ve seen wonderful changes in the types of equipment being used to care for patients – from improvements to blood pressure machines to how records are being tracked electronically.”

Donors Make The Difference

Donors make such a difference to the care we are able to provide at Guelph General Hospital. Donors help fund every piece of patient care equipment we purchase… the tools our caregivers need to provide comfort and caring, healing and curing to our community.

“Our donors are an important part of our healthcare team.”

– Suzanne Bone, CEO, The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital

Visit our virtual donor wall which recognizes all those who have given so generously to make patient care better at Guelph General Hospital.

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Jarrell Family Makes Extraordinary Gift to Support Guelph General Hospital

Today, we are celebrating a remarkable gift of $500,000 from Jim and Sandra Jarrell and family. The gift supports the Hospital’s most urgent and essential equipment needs. “It is fitting that we announce this gift today,” commented Foundation CEO Suzanne Bone, “because November 15 is National Philanthropy Day, a day to celebrate the extraordinary change…

Donors celebrated for their generous giving to Guelph General Hospital

The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital held its annual celebration of local philanthropists who enable the purchase of essential patient care equipment. Donors were honoured with a ribbon cutting at the updated Donor Wall, provided a chance to view recently-purchased patient care equipment funded through their donations, and given an update on changes to local…

The mammography machine, first of its kind in Canada, arrives at Guelph General Hospital – thanks to YOU!

You’ve placed our Hospital at the forefront of breast imaging. “Guelph is now in a very good place when it comes to breast-cancer screening. We’re lucky to have such generous donors buy this machine for the Hospital to serve our community,” said Dr. Malek Meshki, Radiologist and head of women’s imaging at GGH. At over…