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.