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Yarmouth Hospital Foundation

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YHF Facts


  • The Yarmouth Hospital Foundation (YHF) is the “fundraising arm’ of the Regional Health Center
  • Established in 1970, YHF has successfully raised over $17,000,000 in support of the Yarmouth Regional Hospital.  This figure includes $10,000,000 raised for hospital expansion in the mid to late nineties.
  • The Women’s Auxiliary of the Yarmouth Hospital has supported all campaign initiatives of YHF.  The Auxiliary was the largest contributor to the hospital expansion with a donation of $1Million. 
  • Town and Municipal units, businesses, community groups and individuals support the work of the Foundation.
  • Currently, twenty three individuals from Yarmouth, Shelburne and Digby counties serve on the YHF Board.  With the exception of three appointments, all board members are volunteers.
  • On average, during the past ten years, YHF has contributed in excess of $390,000 annually towards equipment and/or infrastructure.  Examples:  MRI, CT Scan, Portable x-Ray  and Ultrasound Units, Infant Ventilators & Incubators, Laparoscopic Suites (OR), Lab Equipment, Renal Dialysis, Cardiology, Cancer Center, Wellness Center etc.
  • Sources of funding:  Annual Appeals, Memorial Donations, General Donations, Staff Lottery, Third Party Events, Bequests,  Major Gifts and two  “Signature Events” (Golf & Gala)
  • Signature events like the YHF Golf and Gala have enabled the Foundation to form valuable partnerships with sponsors and volunteers while raising funds for health care in our community.
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