Community Report – 2022/2023
Thank you, Cambridge, and North Dumfries, for your unwavering support of Cambridge Memorial Hospital (CMH). As a Community, we continue to raise funds, show support for one another, and work tirelessly to ensure our patients are receiving the best possible care.
None of this would be possible without the support of donors and organizations comprised of people like you. Hospital equipment is funded by Community donations. New state-of-the-art equipment not only provides life-saving procedures and diagnostics but also attracts the best medical talent to our Community to care for all of us — the people who matter most, such as your family and friends.
With the feedback of thousands of residents, we have created a new strategic plan to ensure that CMH is an innovative, inclusive, and financially responsible Hospital that elevates partnerships in care and increases joy for the people serving within these walls. These are the things that matter to our Community, and the work we will do to continue to improve. We thank you once more for your support. We hope the contents of this report inform and inspire you to join us as we reimagine CMH and work towards a healthier future.
Our sincere thanks to Cambridge Memorial Hospital donors, supporters, community partners, volunteers, and staff.
We are grateful to all individuals and businesses who make a donation to CMH.
We are excited to share that Spotlight MRI has surpassed the 2.5 million mark towards our $5 million fundraising goal. A new replacement MRI, equipped with the latest technology, will improve diagnostic imaging, and better serve our growing Community.
New MRI technology is more reliable, has faster processing times, and offers clearer more accurate results so patients can receive treatments faster.
CMH is enormously proud to introduce Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) to the Region. This medical technology is essential for the assessment and management of different gastrointestinal diseases and has growing uses as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool.
Approximately 450 patients a year will no longer need to travel outside of Waterloo Wellington to receive this level of care.
As part of our Hospital’s new strategic plan, CMH will continue to promote a healthcare facility that celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). By working with diverse communities to remove barriers and meet healthcare needs, we will create a safe space where patients and staff feel safe, accepted, and free to be their best and most authentic selves.
After 10 months of meticulous and detailed construction, the highly- anticipated new laboratory (lab) was unveiled on May 15th, marking a new chapter for lab Medicine at CMH. The expanded space now serves as the core lab, histology, and pathology to over 60 dedicated CMH lab staff, who spearhead the processing of tests for our patients. This remarkable milestone could not have been accomplished.
As we strive for exceptional healthcare, we turn
to our Community for support.
Over the next year, our priority is raising funds for a new MRI.
Each year, our Hospital requires an investment of $5 million from
our Community to purchase new and replacement equipment.
Community dollars fund 100% of the equipment in our Hospital. Every donation you make, every gift you give — big or small, is an investment in
the health of our Community.