KAWARTHA LAKES-Tim Shauf’s hometown in southern Alberta had no hospital. The nearest hospital was three towns away. Officials say that’s why he looks upon the Ross Memorial Hospital as a rock of security and community.
As a longtime resident of the City of Kawartha Lakes and CEO of The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group, Tim values the critical role of the Ross Memorial in the community. He says he is honoured to be the Campaign Chair in what will be the largest capital campaign in our Hospital’s history.
“I’m excited at the momentum building in this campaign, the idea of moving our hospital ahead,” said Tim. “We’re in the digital age; keeping up and moving ahead is important. Not overnight, but carefully, incorporating the newest medical science and technology breakthroughs to local patient care.”
The Ross Memorial is preparing to put in place the building blocks of a new system, one that incorporates our patients’ health information records and digitally connects them to our medical technology and tools, so that every test and every treatment is noted in real time and available to patients and their healthcare team. The upcoming capital campaign will also address the need to replace multiple pieces of diagnostic and bedside equipment—all of which will connect to a new clinical information system.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Tim back to the Foundation Board as we prepare for a capital campaign that will transform the way care is delivered in our community,” said Erin Coons, RMH Foundation CEO. “His passion for a healthy community and his experience as a local business leader will help ignite interest for this incredible moment in our hospital’s history.”
Tim’s decade of involvement with the RMH Foundation Board of Directors, from 2007-2018, gave him a deeper understanding of the gaps between government funding of hospitals and ongoing equipment needs, and the vital role of community support through donations to the RMH Foundation.
“With Canada’s universal healthcare system, there’s a sense that everything is handed to hospitals on a silver platter. My time on the Foundation’s Finance Committee helped me to
understand that donations help fund every type of hospital need, from the smallest utensil to the most complex diagnostic tool. The impact of giving on patients’ care cannot be overstated.”
To make an online donation go to: https://www.canadahelps.org/services/wa/dnm/en/#/page/12088