This profile originally appeared in the 2020-21 Giving Guide. Read the full magazine here.
People tell us all the time that if they need to be in hospital, they want to be at Queensway Carleton Hospital. That’s because we are focused on healing people. We’ve built our reputation as one of the region’s leading acute care hospitals by seeing the person in each of the nearly 500,000 patients who come to us each year. Our agility and collaborative culture allow us to respond quickly to today’s pressing healthcare challenges by investing in advanced programs and services that put the person at the centre of patient care.
Queensway Carleton Hospital is home to one of Ottawa’s busiest emergency departments with more than 80,000 visits per year, the Myers Automotive Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) Unit for seniors – one of only two in Ontario that are transforming geriatric care – and is a leader in people-centered advances in orthopedic surgery.
Located in fast-growing west Ottawa, Queensway Carleton Hospital helps to create vibrant and healthy communities that we can be proud to call home. By supporting Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation, you are investing in advanced patient care and healthcare excellence for our community.
Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation is the only accredited hospital foundation in the Ottawa region under Imagine Canada’s National Standards Program. This accreditation demonstrates to our community that our Foundation is a leader in best practice governance and donor accountability.
At a glance
Year founded: 1986
Geographic region of focus: Western Ottawa and the Ottawa Valley
Total revenue for last fiscal year: $10.5 million
Top funding sources:
- Individual donations: 43%
- Corporate donations: 33%
- Foundations and other charities: 13%
- Endowments: 11%
How you can help
Currently our focus is to upgrade our 11 surgical suites with the best and latest equipment and technology through the Advancing Surgery Campaign. With a growing west Ottawa population, our services are in demand now more than ever. Your investment in our ORs will benefit every surgical patient, from simple diagnostic procedures to life-saving care.
In March 2020, Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation launched its COVID-19 Fund in support of urgently needed equipment and other hospital priorities. The response has been tremendous. In six months, our amazing donors, including our local business community, have helped raise over $500,000 in support of this critical fund, as well as generously donating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), meals for our staff, and sending in many messages of gratitude. “The overwhelming support we have received for our hospital and frontline team during this pandemic has been inspiring. I am truly honoured to be part of such a kind and giving community,” says Shannon Gorman, Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation President and CEO.
Volunteers play a key role in helping Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation achieve its mission, and we are grateful to receive support from volunteers throughout the year in a variety of different ways. There are a number of volunteer opportunities available, including board, committee and advisory group roles, as well as fundraising event support, hospital volunteer roles and opportunities to act as ambassadors in the community on behalf of the Foundation.
Events and fundraising
Thanks to Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation’s amazing community of supporters, a staggering $6 million has been raised for the HOPES RISING campaign, in support of a renovated Mental Health unit at Queensway Carleton Hospital.
Board members and executives
Dr. Andrew Falconer
Dr. Kathi Kovacs