Erie Shores Health Foundation Invests Over $1 Million Dollars In Local Health Care

Wednesday May 25th, 2022

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The Erie Shores Health Foundation presented two cheques totalling over one million dollars to two benefactors who provide health care services in Essex County.

“Words cannot begin to express how proud and grateful I am for immense support of our community. Your love and generosity has been the guiding light of the Foundation and has abled us to provide this support for both Erie Shores HealthCare and The Hospice, Erie Shores Campus,” said ESHF CEO Christine Colautti.

Officials say that $804,976.78 was distributed to Erie Shores HealthCare. The money was used to support the acquisition of medical equipment and the renovations of facilities vital for patient care. Investments include Chemistry Analzyer, Laryngoscope Video, ECG Cart, Emergency Department Safe Room, Gastroscopes, OB Delivery Carts and Physiological Monitors.

“Thank you to the donors, who, during difficult times, understood investing in our local healthcare is essential,” said Kristin Kennedy, President and CEO of Erie Shores HealthCare. “Their contributions allow us to invest in new healthcare technologies, ensuring Erie Shores HealthCare continues to provide quality patient care for years to come.”

In addition, $288,118.70 was distributed to The Hospice of Windsor-Essex County Inc. to pay for operating expenses at the Hospice Erie Shores Campus location from April 2021 to March 2022. The Hospice of Windsor Essex County and the Erie Shores Health Foundation have an agreement to ensure the operations and funding of The Hospice, Erie Shores Campus 10-bed Residence and Welcome Centre.

Nearly 1,000 families have been served since the opening of The Hospice, Erie Shores Campus in 2016.

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