Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Future of Care Campaign at Misericordia Health Centre

Misericordia Health Centre has been providing health care to Manitobans since 1898. It is a non-profit organization geverned by a volunteer Board of Directors. Today, Centre offers a vide range of health programs from walk-in Urgent Care to Misericordia Place, personal care home that has 100 bed. As a research and teaching centre, Misericordia affiliates with different educational organizations, University of Manitoba and Winnipeg are among them.

Centre has been going through a comprehensive redevelopment since May 2011. Among the facilities under construction are Buhler Eye Care Centre, the Ambulatory Diagnostic Centre and PRIME, a day centre for seniors. Misericordia workers are proud to be a part of the project which was started as The Future of Care campaign that encourages community partnership. Redevelopement campaign was launched as of June 16, 2011. Bonnie and John Buhler generously donated $2 million dollars for the cause, the province has pledged $38 million, and the Misericordia Foundation contributed $7 million for Phase 1 of redevelopment.

During the beginning of the massive redevelopment Misericordia Health Centre Foundation hired a new Communications and Fund Development Officer, Glynis Corkal. Glynis's backround embraces great marketing and communications experience that she gained while working for the National Sccreen Institute, ProMar Management Services, SAAN stores and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. The Future of Care campaign plan was projected for over the next few years. Dirung this period Glynis's personal competence will include developing a monthly giving program and suppoting special events throughout the year. Glynis also manages newsletters, donor recognition and direct mail pieces.

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