Message from Helen Vatistas, Executive Director MDHF
Three and a half years of detailed planning came to fruition in early April 2015, when heavy equipment moved in and the construction of the long-awaited hospital expansion began—the largest project since Milton District Hospital opened its doors in 1959.
We are embarking on an exciting time for the hospital and the foundation, and I want to stop for a moment and consider how we got to this point. It took a lot of hard work and dedication on the part of many to visualize and plan for this project. In fact, it will take many more to follow in the footsteps of those who have already generously supported the Milton District Hospital expansion in word and deed. As Executive Director of the Milton District Hospital Foundation, I want to recognize and celebrate the tremendous generosity the foundation has experienced to date. It is this support that will allow us to go forward with confidence to fulfill our commitment to the hospital.
While all this is happening, our dedicated medical staff remains focused on the hospital’s primary objective: to provide compassionate, excellent healthcare close to home! Alongside this most important objective comes the need to provide the most up-to-date medical equipment and leading edge technology to our doctors and nurses.
Government funding is limited and the foundation must rely on the generosity of our community to raise funds for the purchase of essential medical equipment. With the construction of the expansion now in progress, the need for funding has increased to include equipping and furnishing our soon-to-be expanded facility.
I want to thank all our donors who have already given a corporate or individual donation to the Our Home, Our Hospital Campaign. I also want to thank all those who are now considering a gift to the campaign and those who will follow their example in the upcoming year.
A well-equipped hospital with caring and skilled people, who go above and beyond, means the world to our families and patients. It is heart-warming and rewarding to learn again and again just how much of a difference our hospital makes in people’s lives. It will take the support of the entire community—corporations, businesses and individuals alike—to reach our goal!
Your generosity is the key to our hospital’s success; the difference between good enough and great healthcare. This is what we will continue to work for, but we can only do it with your help. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your continued concern and consideration!
If you would like to discuss a gift or learn more about Milton District Hospital Foundation please call me at 905-876-7018.