On May 5th, the Collingwood G&M Hospital Foundation hosted an evening full of powerful stories from donors, patients, and a panel of Collingwood G&M Hospital physicians & leaders. Audience members learned how innovation is thriving within and outside the walls of CGMH and how community support stretches the limits of government funding to provide care that surpasses that of a typical rural hospital. Read Collingwood Today’s coverage of the event here: the future of the Collingwood hospital and watch On the Bay’s coverage here: Doctors Take Centre Stage
The evening opened with a performance by the Beaver Valley Community School Choir, followed by the short film “Finding Headstrong”, a story on matching philanthropic goals with community partnerships to create better healthcare for all. The focus of the evening was then on the Collingwood G&M Hospital panel. Moderated by Foundation President and CEO Jory Pritchard-Kerr, this highly-passionate (and often entertaining) panel featured Dr. Michael Lisi, Chief of Staff, Dr. Gillian Yeates, Chief of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Dr. Gregory Devet, Chief of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Jesse Guscott, Simulation Program Director and Michael Lacroix, President & CEO. The evening ending on an emotional note with a powerful film on the Davenport family and why they chose to move to Collingwood (hint..it has to do with CGMH) and a moving reading from Collingwood’s Poet Laureate, Jillian Morris.
Thank you to all who made the event happen, our CGMH healthcare team, the Beaver Valley Community School Choir, Collingwood Poet Laureate Jillian Morris, Marilyn Knowles, the Davenport Family, H Visual Media and Flora and Fern for providing the beautiful greenery. A special thank you to our sponsors, Mike Jackson GM, and TD Bank.