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New Board Executive


Gordon Coffin, second from left, is welcomed in as the new President of the Prince County Hospital Foundation by Past President Bill Thompson, third from left. Coffin and Thompson are flanked by Board Executive members Sandy Rundle, Vice President, left; Heather Matheson, Managing Director, right; and Wayne Carew, treasurer, second from right.   Mr. Coffin has been a board member since 2003, having served in various executive roles as well as the head of several committees.   Says President Coffin, “Over the course of my presidency, the PCH Foundation will be facing some challenging, but exciting campaigns that will only improve our hospital.  I look forward to leading our team over the next 3 years and to the challenges ahead.  I am confident in our caring communities and their support of the Prince County Hospital Foundation, our hospital, and the patients it serves.”

PCH Foundation Raises Over $1 Million in 2012


  Over the century the Prince County Hospital has been open, many things have changed. The one thing that never wavers is the community’s unmitigated support of their hospital. “Thanks to the continued generosity of our caring communities, the Prince County Hospital Foundation was able to raise $1,036,324 for medical equipment at our hospital last year,” Heather Matheson, Managing Director for the Prince County Hospital Foundation.  She continued, “Many factors play into such a successful campaign. Memorial donations, special events, and mailout appeals all play significant roles in providing medical equipment for the Prince County Hospital. There are no government dollars for such equipment. All of the equipment from the 2012 campaign will be purchased with gifts made by the community throughout the year. Every dollar counts.” A great deal of the success from last year stems from growth. Fundraisers such as Lights for Life and Grass Roots and Cowboy Boots saw their largest dollars raised. Not to mention that Grass Roots and Cowboy Boots also garnered a large multi-year pledge from Robert Irving and Cavendish Farms of $250,000, set to begin in 2013. Multi-year pledges made by businesses and individuals are key to the long term fundraising goals of … View full news story.

Calendar Girls note


From the desk of the Harbourfront Players…   The cast of Calendar Girls is busily preparing for their opening night performance Friday February 8 at 7:30 p.m. At the same time, we are watching the weather forecast for the following day, and, in anticipation of the coming snowstorm, we have decided to reschedule the Saturday, February 9, 7:30 p.m. performance to Sunday, February 17 for a matinee performance at 2:00 p.m. Evening performances on Feb 14, 15 and 16 will go ahead as scheduled. If you have tickets for Saturday Feb 9 you are on our list and will be getting a phone call from our box office so that you can select an alternate date and time to attend.

Calendar Girls Play


  We had the opportunity to watch the Harbourfront Theatre Players rehearse last week for the upcoming play Calendar Girls! Actors Vernon Campbell, centre, Sara McCarthy, left, and Stephanie Betts are part of the phenomenal cast set to take the stage on February 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16th. Tickets are on sale now at the Harbourfront Theatre and a portion of proceeds will support the PCH Foundation’s equipment fund. Seats are $20.   https://www.harbourfronttheatre.com/calgirls.html  

December Newsletter online


Catch up on anything you may have missed this fall!   Newsletter

Lights for Life 2012 in Review


The 18th Annual Lights for Life was held on Wednesday December 5th in front of approximately 1500 people at the Prince County Hospital in Summerside.  As announced by PCH Executive Director, Arlene Gallant-Bernard, and PCH Foundation president, Bill Thompson, $207,546 was raised through Lights for Life this year and every cent will go toward the purchase of new medical equipment for Prince County Hospital.   It was a beautiful evening for those in the community who came out to honour and remember those they love.  Throughout the month of November, people were able to purchase and dedicate a light or display in honour or memory of a loved one.  Prince County Hospital Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for the purchase of new medical equipment for PCH.  It is through integral events like Lights for Life that they are able to achieve their goals each year.  This year alone, the goal is to raise more than $755,800 for the PCH.  Lights for Life this year will go a long way in helping to reach that large goal. The evening’s emcee was Chris Pride (of Gold Sponsor Spud FM).  Entertainment was provided by a very talented choir composed of … View full news story.

Lights for Life Results


  PEI, you are amazing!  Lights for Life has raised $207,546 for medical equipment this year! Thank you to all of our volunteers, donors, sponsors, staff and many, many others.  It is you, our caring communities that equip this hospital and ensure great healthcare for all. – PCH  Foundation Staff  

Lights for Life Info


Hope to see you December 5th at Lighs for Life.  here is some vital information to help you enjoy the event!  If you have any questions, please call (902) 432-2547 General Parking – At Walmart and Superstore.  Disability parking: 50 spaces reserved in the main PCH parking lot Shuttle Service – For those unable to walk to PCH from the Superstore/Walmart, beginning at 5:45PM, a shuttle service, provided by Summerside Chrysler Dodge, is available from the Superstore parking lot PCH Staff Choir entertains from 6:15 – 6:30PM Hot Chocolate, cider and cookies available after 6PM Lights for Life dedication books will be distributed on site Ceremony begins at 6:30 PM  

Eastlink Returns as Silver Sponsor


Returning as Silver Sponsor for Lights for Life, EastLink Advertising provides much needed awareness for Lights for Life.  Through the donation of a television ad running on the Island TV Guide channel we are able to reach the entire province with our message “Remember Someone You Love.”  We are very thankful that EastLink is able to help Lights for Life now and in past years.  Their gift ensures that Lights for Life can offset costs and thereby ensure that 100% of the gifts the public makes in memory and honour of loved ones goes directly to the purchase of priority medical equipment  

PEI Mutual rejoins Lights for Life as Gold Sponsor


  Terry Shea, right, General Manager with PEI Mutual Insurance Company delivers a gift to Lights for Life honourary chair Rev. Paul Wilkie    We are very thankful that the PEI Mutual Insurance Company is able to help Lights for Life as a Gold Sponsor now and in past years.  Their gift ensures that Lights for Life can offset costs and thereby ensure that 100% of the gifts the public makes in memory and honour of loved ones goes directly to the purchase of priority medical equipment  

Park Hill Place back for Lights for Life


We are thrilled to announce that Park hill Place has one again joined Lights for Life as a Gold Sponsor.  We are very thankful that the Park Hill Place is able to help Lights for Life this year.  Their gift ensures that Lights for Life can offset costs and thereby ensure that 100% of the gifts the public makes in memory and honour of loved ones goes directly to the purchase of priority medical equipment

Radio Gets Results for Lights for Life


  Returning as Gold Sponsors for Lights for Life, these MBS radio stations provide much needed awareness for Lights for Life.  Through the donation of radio ads running through the month of November and on air “chats” we are able to reach the entire province with our message “Remember Someone You Love.”  We are very thankful that the MBS radio stations are able to help Lights for Life now and in past years.  Their gift ensures that Lights for Life can offset costs and thereby ensure that 100% of the gifts the public makes in memory and honour of loved ones goes directly to the purchase of priority medical equipment  Thanks to Q93, CFCY and Spud FM!  

The Journal Pioneer is Still Golden!


  Returning as Gold Sponsors for Lights for Life, the Journal Pioneer provides much needed awareness for Lights for Life.  Through the donation of print ads running through the month of November, we are able to reach their audience with our message “Remember Someone You Love.”  We are very thankful that the Journal Pioneer is able to help Lights for Life now and in past years.  Their gift ensures that Lights for Life can offset costs and thereby ensure that 100% of the gifts the public makes in memory and honour of loved ones goes directly to the purchase of priority medical equipment.   

Prince County Credit Unions Present Lights for Life


  PCH Foundation is thrilled to announce that the Credit Unions of Prince County have returned as the presenting sponsor of Lights for Life.  This event would not be possible without the support of the Credit Unions.  We are very thankful that Credit Unions of Prince County are able to help Lights for Life now and in past years. Their gift ensures that 100% of the gifts the public makes in memory and honour of loved ones goes directly to the purchase of priority medical equipment.   Prince County Credit Union Managers (L-R): Prince County Credit Union Managers (L-R):  Louis Shea – Tignish Credit Union, Marc LeClair – Malpeque Bay Credit Union, Sarah Millar – Consolidated Credit Union, and Alfred Arsenault – Evangeline and Central Credit Unions.  

Lights for Life Event info


Hope to see you December 5th at Lighs for Life.  here is some vital information to help you enjoy the event!  If you have any questions, please call (902) 432-2547 General Parking – At Walmart and Superstore.  Disability parking: 50 spaces reserved in the main PCH parking lot Shuttle Service – For those unable to walk to PCH from the Superstore/Walmart, beginning at 5:45PM, a shuttle service, provided by Summerside Chrysler Dodge, is available from the Superstore parking lot PCH Staff Choir entertains from 6:15 – 6:30PM Hot Chocolate, cider and cookies available after 6PM Lights for Life dedication books will be distributed on site Ceremony begins at 6:30 PM  

Lights for Life 2012 Launches


On Wednesday evening December 5th at 6:30PM, all are invited to attend the 18th annual “Lights for Life” event at Prince County Hospital. As always, the community will come together to remember loved ones and celebrate the coming holiday season. When donors dedicate a light or display, in honour or in memory of someone special, they help purchase the medical equipment needed at the PCH.     “This year’s ‘Lights for Life’ campaign is underway and donor packages have been mailed for 2012,” says PCH Foundation managing director Heather Matheson.  “This is a fundraiser in which everyone can participate, as there are dedication lights starting at $10.  White, red, blue, green, and gold lights are available for dedication, as are various larger displays.”   Returning to the lighting display this year are the Grand Arch, the Snowflakes, the Toy Train, and the Nutcrackers, among others.  As always, the centerpiece of the display will be the Celebration Tree.  The Credit Unions of Prince County are joining Lights for Life for the fifth year of their five year sponsorship.  “Without the support of the Credit Unions, and other sponsors, this event would not be possible.  Their help ensures all proceeds go toward … View full news story.

Summer Newsletter online!


Keep up to date during our 100th year!

PCH Variety Show Postponed


The event scheduled for June 27th at Three Oaks is postponed.  The committee will name a later date.

Annual General Meeting


Please join the Prince County Hospital Foundation for their ANNUAL MEETING Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 7pm, in the cafeteria at Prince County Hospital. Highlights of 2011 and the presentation of the Harry T. Holman Volunteer Award will be featured. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend.

iCare for the Prince County Hospital


For many years, the Credit Unions in Prince County have been staunch supporters of the Prince County Hospital Foundation and its goal to equip the PCH.  For several years, they have collectively been the presenting sponsors of Lights for Life; recently, several of the Prince County Credit Unions have been supporting medical equipment needs at the PCH through their iCare program. The iCare program works in conjunction with the Credit Union Mastercard.  Each time the Credit Union member uses their Mastercard, their branch makes a donation to support local healthcare.  Marc LeClair, centre, Manager of the Malpeque Bay Credit Union, is joined by Sarah Millar, right, Manager of the Consolidated Credit Union and Alfred Arsenault, left, Manager of the Evangeline Credit Union in presenting the PCH Foundation with their funds from iCare. This resulted in a combined donation of $13,005.40. The three Credit Unions represented have directed their funds to the Prince County Hospital Foundation to support the needs of patients from not only Prince County, but from all over the province.