A year of gratitude and generosity – thank you

This year’s report to our community is set against the backdrop of a pandemic that has highlighted healthcare in unforeseen and unimaginable ways. Our work with hospital supporters changed too, in an environment that allowed connectivity but not always connection. Despite the challenges, Queensway Carleton Hospital (QCH) received a staggering $6.2 million in donations from the community this past year.

Loyal donors, new supporters, local businesses, community groups, national corporations, and so many more, contributed to the important work of the hospital. An amazing $500,000 was donated to our COVID-19 Emergency Fund to purchase more ventilators, more IV pumps, and more vital signs monitors, so our healthcare team could save more lives and provide exceptional care during this pandemic and beyond. An additional $2 million was donated to purchase other urgently-needed medical equipment to ensure the QCH team have the most advanced tools and technology.

Our community also recognized the incredible work of frontline healthcare workers by making an unprecedented number of donations in their honour through our Champion of Care program.

Support for our Advancing Surgery campaign also continued, with $1.5 million raised out of the $2 million required to upgrade our eleven surgical suites with the latest equipment. We look forward to completing this campaign in the year ahead, so our surgical team is equipped to care for the many patients who will require surgery post-pandemic.

We were also thrilled to receive news from the Provincial Government that construction could begin on our new Mental Health unit. With more than $6 million raised from our community it’s exciting to see the shovels going into the ground, to build a space of healing and hope for our mental health patients.

We’re profoundly grateful to all our supporters. Thank you for investing in our hospital. We could not do what we do without you.

Learn more about our funding priorities.

2021 QCH Foundation Board of Directors

Ronald Richardson (Chair)
Co-Founder & VP Sales

Karen Sparks (Immediate Past Chair)*
Executive Director
Wesley Clover

Fred Seller (Vice Chair)
Brazeau Seller Law

Jennifer Spallin (Vice Chair)*
Senior Financial Consultant
MD Financial Management

Doug Hewson (Treasurer)
Managing Partner, Caribbean Basin, Ottawa

Portland Private Equity

Amy MacLeod (Secretary)
Vice President of Corporate Communications

Shannon Gorman
President & CEO
Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation

Dr. Andrew Falconer
President & CEO
Queensway Carleton Hospital

Dr. Ruchi Murthy (Medical Staff Appointment)
Infectious Disease

Queensway Carleton Hospital

Dr. Kathi Kovacs (Medical Staff Appointment)*
Chief of Staff
Queensway Carleton Hospital

Chad Schella
Board of Directors Appointment

Queensway Carleton Hospital 

Alan Doak
Proveras Commercial Realty

Art Slaughter
Art Slaughter Professional Corporation

Barbara Lippett*
Founder & President 
Lippett Legal Strategic Partnerships

Benson Wong

Cal Kirkpatrick
Colonnade Development

Ed Herweyer
Vice President

Annis O’Sullivan Vollebekk

Jagdeep Perhar*
Royal Lepage

Janet Yale

Lorraine Mastersmith
Partner, Gowling WLG
Owner, KIN Vineyards

Mischa Kaplan
Director of HR & Organizational Development
Ottawa Tourism & Convention Authority

Ryan Kelahear
Business Development Manager
Colliers Project Leaders

Shaina Watt
Senior Manager, Assurance
Hendry Warren LLP

Wynand Stassen
Chief Financial Officer

*Outgoing in 2021