The Votes Are In!

Left to right: Judith Scott, VP Operations, Jennifer Heale, Community and Corporate Fundraising Specialist, and Nadine Fowler, VP Philanthropy, of Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation with Shawn O’Rourke, Chair, Women In Philanthropy, at the 2019 Annual Voting Meeting (pre COVID-19).

Women In Philanthropy members and QCH team members gathered virtually on Thursday, November 19, for the second Annual Voting Meeting. Although this year was unlike any other, our incredible Women In Philanthropy members rose to the occasion to ensure our healthcare team was supported through their generosity. 

Through their membership and COVID-19 emergency fundraising initiatives, the members raised an amazing $90,000. At the annual voting meeting, QCH clinical leaders explained three patient care priorities and the equipment needs related to these projects.  Members were then given the opportunity to vote on which project to collectively fund for 2020.

After hearing three very compelling pitches from QCH clinical leaders, Women In Philanthropy members voted to allocate the $90,000 they raised to fund a new Cardioserver and partially support the purchase of a new Cardiac Monitoring System at QCH. This is essential equipment that displays, monitors and stores patients’ vital signs data, making it easily and quickly accessible from many locations and available to inform care and treatment plans.  It also supports continuous monitoring so staff can see any change in a patient’s condition and respond with life-saving interventions, if needed.   

Congratulations to Lianne Learmonth for your winning pitch and thank you to all the amazing QCH clinical leader presenters for your inspiring and informative presentations. It was a very tough choice! Thank you to our wonderful Women In Philanthropy members for their oustanding support. Thanks to this significant investment, QCH will get much needed equipment that will help our healthcare team save even more lives in our community!

Women In Philanthropy at Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation brings together like-minded women who want to help transform healthcare for Ottawa and our region. Collectively, Women In Philanthropy members will invest in advanced programs and services at Queensway Carleton Hospital that respond to our community’s most pressing healthcare challenges.

Learn more about Women In Philanthropy.