Annual Gala raises $100K for Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital

Money will be used to purchase more Automated Dispensing Units

The 18th Annual Orillia Soldier’s Memorial Hospital (OSMH) Foundation Gala raised $100,000 that will be used to purchase more Automated Dispensing Units (ADUs).

The ADUs, which work to reduce medication errors, improve patient and staff safety and decrease the threat of dangerous medications ending up in the wrong hands. The ADUs are part of a larger strategy to improve care and efficiency at Soldiers’.

“We are so incredibly happy with the outcome of Friday’s Gala,” said Marina Genua, Development Officer, OSMH Foundation. “We had so much support early on from our sponsors and our incredible Gala Committee who helped us bring the fiesta theme to life,” she added. “We are so grateful to our donors, attendees and volunteers who showed up with such enthusiasm to raise a record-breaking amount for our Hospital.”

The October 18 fundraiser was held at Casino Rama Resort with 325 Hospital supporters in attendance.

Since it began in 2002, the Hospital Gala has raised $1,000,000 in support of the Hospital’s greatest needs. In previous years, the gala has supported seniors care Paediatric/NICU renovations, the Electronic Medical Record system, cancer care and vital equipment purchases at OSMH.

banner image: left to right – Mark Riczu, OSMH Foundation Executive Director, Lise Kwekkeboom, Casino Rama Resort Director of Marketing Services, Tara Knapp, Casino Rama Resort Public Relations Specialist, Marina Genua, OSMH Foundation Development Officer and Rachelle Austin, Hospital Gala Committee Chair