Association of Hospital Volunteers – Bowmanville Donates $1-Million to Bowmanville Hospital

BOWMANVILLE, Thursday, December 6, 2018 – Today, the Association of Hospital Volunteers – Bowmanville announced a $1,000,000 gift to the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation in support of the redevelopment and expansion of Bowmanville Hospital.

Surrounded by fellow volunteer members of the Association, friends, community leaders and Hospital staff, Past-President Jocelyn Pierrepont, stepped forward to show the Association’s commitment to Bowmanville Hospital with the announcement of this leadership gift.

The Bowmanville Hospital Foundation has shared a great partnership with the Association for many years, with more than $907,000 donated to date for the purchase of new equipment and to refresh areas of the Hospital such as the Mammography and Emergency departments. The Association also supported the “Back The Cat” campaign for the CT Scanner and most recently, purchased 10 new hospital beds through the Foundation’s “Buy A Bed” Fundraiser.

“Bowmanville Hospital Foundation has been a great partner of ours and we enjoy working together towards the same goal of improving the patient care experience at Bowmanville Hospital,” said Mrs. Pierrepont. “As our wonderful volunteers can attest, the Hospital is in need of an expansion and our community deserves to have more modern facilities readily available when they need it. This gift is a reflection of the level of confidence we have in the redevelopment and expansion of Bowmanville Hospital. It is through the commitment of our volunteers and community members who support our various fundraising programs that allows us to give back in such a significant way.”

The Association of Hospital Volunteers – Bowmanville plays an integral role in the patient experience at Bowmanville Hospital. This year marks the Association’s 107th anniversary of volunteer involvement in the Hospital. Thanks to the Association’s strong business acumen and diverse fundraising programs, including the Treats and Treasures Gift/Coffee Shop, HELPP Lotto, “New to You” retail store and many other creative fundraising ventures, they are able to donate funds year-after-year to support important projects and equipment needs for Bowmanville Hospital.

“We are very thankful to be part of such a rich and impactful history with the Association of Hospital Volunteers and are grateful for this incredible gift,” said Chris Kooy, Board Chair, Bowmanville Hospital Foundation. “107 years ago, a group of dedicated volunteers came together to make a difference in healthcare in the Clarington community. Today, this group continues to forge ahead and build upon that solid foundation established so many years ago. We are incredibly grateful for the relationship we share with the Association of Hospital Volunteers – Bowmanville. It is with great respect and gratitude that I say, on behalf of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, staff and community at large, thank you!”

“Volunteers are valuable members of the Bowmanville Hospital team and know, first-hand, how important it is for patients and families to have a modern facility and healing environment,” said Matthew Anderson, Lakeridge Health President and CEO. “Thanks so much to the Association of Hospital Volunteers for their dedication and support of the hospital redevelopment. Their generous gift truly reflects their spirit of service to our community.”

“I have had the pleasure of getting to know and work alongside the members of the Association of Hospital Volunteers,” said Frank Cerisano, Chief Executive Officer, Bowmanville Hospital Foundation. “Their incredible dedication, commitment and love of the Hospital and community is very apparent. I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the members for their hard work and for carrying on the legacy of those who came before them. This significant gift helps to get us one step closer to enhancing the level of care provided, and will pave the way for others to follow.”

The Association of Hospital Volunteers – Bowmanville welcomes new members who want to contribute their time and effort to help improve the patient care experience at Bowmanville Hospital. For more information on how you can become a member of the Association of Hospital Volunteers – Bowmanville, please contact Vicki Adams, Coordinator of Volunteers for Bowmanville at (905) 623-3331 x 1347 for assistance.

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For more information:
Andrea Russell
Bowmanville Hospital Foundation
(905) 623-3331 ext. 1884

About The Association of Hospital Volunteers – Bowmanville
Comprised of a dedicated group of women and men, The Association of Hospital Volunteers – Bowmanville is committed to improving healthcare at Bowmanville Hospital and in turn, the lives of patients in its care. Celebrating their 107th anniversary this year, the Association has a long and rich history that dates back to a time even earlier than the establishment and opening of the small community Hospital. As today, many faithful volunteers spent countless hours and efforts raising funds for Memorial Hospital Bowmanville which opened its doors in 1912.

About Bowmanville Hospital
Bowmanville Hospital is a fully accredited hospital, servicing the Municipality of Clarington. It is run by Lakeridge Health Corporation, part of the Central East Local Health Integration Network.

About Bowmanville Hospital Foundation
Bowmanville Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization that raises funds annually to fund equipment needs, facility enhancements, and other high priority needs for Bowmanville Hospital. For more information about Bowmanville Hospital Foundation, please visit