Yarmouth Hospital Foundation (YHF) is excited to announce the creation of a new annual $5000 YHF Sara Corning Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity (EDI) Scholarship at Dalhousie University’s School of Nursing for students of under-represented backgrounds at the Yarmouth Campus, starting this fall.
In considering addressing the ongoing need for more nurses, Yarmouth Hospital Foundation has decided to develop an annual equity, diversity, and inclusivity scholarship. “With the current rising need of healthcare workers there is an opportunity for Yarmouth Hospital Foundation to create another Nursing Scholarship,” notes Board Chair Neil LeBlanc. “To do so in a way that can help those who have been disadvantaged over the years is an important way to honour Sara Corning’s legacy and to assist in our community.”
Yarmouth Hospital Foundation (YHF) is delighted to announce that it will commit $3 million to
fund new and replacement equipment the Yarmouth Regional Hospital requires to improve
services for the Tri-County community it serves.
“Last year was, in many ways, a banner year for the Foundation and our donors, helping our
community at a time during which healthcare was at the forefront of many people’s minds,”
says Board Chair Neil LeBlanc.
“The Foundation is committed to ensure that the Yarmouth Regional Hospital leads as a
community and regional centre of excellence in health,” LeBlanc says, noting that “to do that,
you need to make a serious investment to get the best equipment to allow our medical
personnel to give the best possible care to their patients. We were excited to be able to spend
$1.5 million in 2021, and we’re even more excited to double it this year.”
Yarmouth Hospital Foundation (YHF) announces a change of date for this year’s WE CARE Radiothon, presented by Y95.5 CJLS Yarmouth, from February 3rd to March 3rd.
The Yarmouth Hospital Foundation has awarded grants totaling $150,000 to 11 organizations to aid in their mission to promote healthcare in the Tri-County area.
The grants are the first to be awarded by the Healthcare Enhancement Endowment (HEE) Committee, which was formed to develop eligibility criteria and oversee the Commitment to Healthcare Community Fund.
The Yarmouth Hospital Foundation (YHF) is proud to receive the prestigious distinction of accreditation granted by the Standards Program with Imagine Canada.
Imagine Canada is an organization whose mission is “to strengthen Canadian charities and nonprofits so they can better serve individuals and communities both here and around the world.” Continue Reading
The Yarmouth Hospital Foundation (YHF) announces the retirement of its longtime managing director Paulette Sweeney-Goodwin and the appointment of her successor, Mary Surette.
Ms Sweeney-Goodwin retires after more than 18 years as the Foundation’s first managing director and first permanent staff member. Continue Reading
Largest gift ever received in Foundation’s 50-year history
March 10, 2021 (YARMOUTH, NS) — The people of Yarmouth, Digby and Shelburne Counties in Western, Nova Scotia are in awe of the generosity of a community-minded individual who donated $22 million to the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation (YHF).
Jody Shelley has teed off for the last time at Jody Shelley’s Golf Fore Health tournament.
Since 2005, the former NHLer has been the face and patron of the tournament which has generated $523,000 for the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation (YHF) to purchase equipment for the Yarmouth Regional Hospital, which serves Digby, Shelburne and Yarmouth Counties.
The Covid-19 pandemic forced the Foundation to cancel the golf tournament, along with the Spring Gala, for 2020. Prior to the pandemic Shelley had already decided to announce that 2020 would be his last year for involvement in the event to which he has so generously lent his name and his time. The decision was based on his schedule and other commitments. Shelley now works with the Columbus Blue Jackets and is a colour commentator in Fox Sports Ohio. He remains the most popular Moosehead ever. Last November he was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame. “The Foundation is tremendously grateful for the impact that this local sports legend and leader provided to the success of past events,” says YHF Board Chair Dr. Harold Cook.
The Tri-County Betterment Association is stepping up again to support healthcare in western Nova Scotia, with a $10,000 donation to the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation’s (YHF) Spring Appeal.
“This gift is greatly appreciated as the Spring Appeal has taken on increased importance this year, given the impact the Covid-19 crisis has had on healthcare and the economy nationwide,” says Foundation Board Chair Dr. Harold Cook. Continue Reading
The emergence of the Covid-19 crisis is impacting the delivery of health care in Western Nova Scotia in many ways, including the fundraising activities of the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation.
Two of the Foundation’s major events — the Spring Gala and Jody Shelley’s Golf Fore Health — have been cancelled in their normal format for this year, Board Chair Dr. Harold Cook has announced. Continue Reading