Paying it Forward with an Anonymous Gift

A donation of more than $167,000, the largest made to St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation in recent history, is having a significant impact across the Hospital. The anonymous donor, a former 30-year employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, made her donation in appreciation of the care her husband received as a palliative care patient in 1997.

Heather Scott, Director, Development, Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation; Leslie Gillies, Site Administrator; Liz Mersereau, Clinical Manager, Alexander Pavilion; Brenda St. Amant, Clinical Manager, Restorative Care Program; and Sue Anne McAlpine, Clinical Manager, Medically Complex Program

Heather Scott, Director, Development, Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation; Leslie Gillies, Site Administrator; Liz Mersereau, Clinical Manager, Alexander Pavilion; Brenda St. Amant, Clinical Manager, Restorative Care Program; and Sue Anne McAlpine, Clinical Manager, Medically Complex Program

“St. Peter’s Hospital treated my husband very well in the time he was there,” explains the donor. “They made his final days as comfortable as possible. I cannot say enough about how much that meant.”

The donation is supporting essential equipment purchases and renovations throughout St. Peter’s Hospital. A few of the acquisitions include: tilt shower commodes for the Palliative Care Program, vital signs monitors for the Restorative Care Program and a shower chair for the Medically Complex Program. The gift is also supporting upgrades to the patient living space in the Alexander Pavilion.

“We extend our deepest appreciation to the donor,” says Leslie Gillies, Site Administrator, St. Peter’s Hospital. “Her gift is tremendous and will enhance the experience of our patients and staff.”