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Winter 2023

An update on the Bittancourt hospital staff housing project

In recent months, we have held off providing an update on this project in the hope that we could soon announce a timeline for renovations or a construction kickoff date.

As a charitable organization accountable to this community, we feel an obligation to provide a long-overdue update and offer as much transparency as possible at this time.

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New year, new look for Lady Minto Foundation

The past 18 months have been a period of big change and intense activity, including two new major capital investments in the form of a new Emergency Department and accommodations for our health care workers. As we look forward toward a new chapter for the Foundation, we’re working to improve the way we communicate with our community.

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Hospital construction update: Raising the roof at the new Emergency Department!

Though the rainy weather has pushed back our construction schedule slightly, spirits are still high over on Crofton Road! In the past few weeks, crews installed beautiful tongue and groove fir in what will be the waiting area, waterproofed the roof, and continued to rough in utilities in the interior.

Read on at the link below for more photos and details.

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Meet our newest Board Members

We sat down with our three newest board members to learn a little more about what makes them tick.

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What's happening at Lady Minto?

While Lady Minto still faces dozens of staff vacancies—particularly for care aides—the hospital is beginning to see fully staffed days once again.

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A note from our Chair

As we move into 2023, I want to thank the Foundation Directors, volunteers, and Executive Director Roberta Martell for their hard work and dedication in what has been a groundbreaking year.

Yes, that was a play on words, because we literally broke ground on April 26th this year on the new Emergency Department. My thanks as well to Project Manager Jay Meyer, the project’s general contractor, Western Medical, and everyone involved in its construction for moving the project ahead on time and on budget.

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Here's to a bright 2023 for our community.

As we enter the first months of 2023, we want to take a moment to celebrate the successes of the past year which you, our community, have made possible. 

For the Foundation, the past year has been one of bold steps for the future. Thanks to the island’s overwhelming response to our capital campaign in 2021, this year Lady Minto’s new Emergency Department will see the first patients through its doors.

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Get to know Erin

Get to know Erin Price-Lindstrom, Lady Minto Hospital's new Site Director

Barely two months into her new job as Site Director at Lady Minto Hospital and after dodging it for two and a half years, Erin Price Lindstrom came down with Covid-19. “I was fully vaxxed, just boosted…it was just so prevalent here the week before I got my booster, that I must already have had it brewing,” she says.

That anecdote sums up the challenge Price Lindstrom faces as she leads the hospital from the pandemic towards a new and stable future while recognizing the pandemic isn’t done with us yet. “The vaccine has helped reduce the pressures on the health care system,” she says, “although the pressures remain in terms of staff exposures and having to still run our lines here with a lot of sick leave and so on.” 

Lives well lived:

Remembering Natalie Horel

Natalie Horel’s life began and ended at Lady Minto Hospital, but in between, her adventures in life took her across the country, through careers in medicine and transportation, and into parenthood and a role as a beloved caregiver to many in the community. Learn more about the life of this remarkable Islander.

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Save the date: This year's Golf Tournament tees off on July 8!

Mark your calendars! The 32nd annual consecutive Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament takes place Saturday, July 8.

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