Community Report

As CMH launches a new Mission, we recognize that “keeping people at the heart of all we do” will always lead us to the right path. This report
speaks about ways Cambridge Memorial Hospital strives to honour its Mission and the tremendous impact of a supportive community.

quote Keeping people at the heart

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Our sincere thanks Cambridge Memorial Hospital (CMH) donors, supporters, community partners, volunteers, and staff.

We are grateful to all individuals and businesses who make a donation to CMH.

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Spotlight MRI is a campaign designed to raise awareness and drive community support to purchase a new MRI for our Hospital.
The Diagnostic Imaging Department is a fundamental component of patient care and touches all we do at CMH.

Dr. Winnie Lee is the Interim Chief of Staff and Chief of Diagnostic Imaging at CMH. She has witnessed the expansion of the department
and its capabilities since the arrival of the first MRI in 2012.

Read more about Diagnostic Imaging in our full report…

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Facility dogs provide goal-directed interventions that can help staff with improvement in physical, social, emotional, or cognitive abilities.
CMH is pleased to introduce National Service Dog (NSD) Ember, as its dedicated facility dog.

Ember is the first facility dog to be placed in a Canadian Hospital with the role of offering stress release, mental health support and emotional comfort in high-stress environments. Ember and her handler team are specially trained to support the mental health and well-being of staff, physicians, midwives, and volunteers.

Read more about Ember in our full report…

Ember’s food and vet bills for the next ten years will be covered by a generous donation made by the Lyle S. Hallman Foundation.

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Promoting inclusion and diversity

The installation of a progress flag crosswalk represents CMH’s
commitment to incorporating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) into the culture, identity, and practices of the Hospital. In the past two years, CMH has actively pursued DEI through the establishment of a Diversity Council and becoming an employer partner with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion.

Learn more about DEI initiatives in our full report…

Evolving to meet our community needs

The Wing B patient care facility that opened in the 1970s is undergoing
total refurbishment. The project is currently ahead of schedule and should be completed by late fall 2024. Learn more…

quote Creating healthier communities

Surgical first for the region

Performed by surgeon Dr. Kathryn Sawa and team, the first-ever Innervated Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator (DIEP)
free flap breast reconstruction took place at CMH in December 2021. Learn more…

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quote Striving to provide exceptional care

As we strive for exceptional healthcare, we turn
to our community for support. Over the next two years, 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.

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