January 28, 2021
Staff Meal Donations from the Princess Auto Foundation
In December 2020, Princess Auto Foundation informed the Grace that they would be sponsoring 200 meals for staff EACH DAY of January 2021! The delicious meals are being prepared and delivered each day by Earl’s Restaurant, Trans Canada Brewing, and Laura’s Homestyle Kitchen & Catering. Grace staff have truly felt the warmth and generosity of the Princess Auto Foundation, as each day, the meals are equally delivered to various departments and greeted with many smiles.
December 21, 2020
Every Drop Counts – Grace Hospital Laboratory Among First to Receive National “Using Blood Wisely” Designation
We could not be more proud of the collective efforts of Lab staff at the Grace! The Grace Hospital and HSC Winnipeg have become the first hospitals in Canada to receive the national “Using Blood Wisely” designation! Our hospitals are recognized for significant achievements in meeting national appropriateness benchmarks for reducing inappropriate red blood cell transfusions.
December 4, 2020
Snow, Lights & The Tree of Life – A Different, and Safe 2020 Winter Celebration
Similar to many holiday celebrations in 2020, the large and exciting festivities of the Grace Hospital Foundation Winter Celebration had to be minimized this year in the interest of everyone’s health and safety.
However, the Tree of Life was still lit on December 2 for all to see…
October 15, 2020
Grace Hospital Foundation COVID-19 Fund
In early 2020, nobody could have foreseen the changes that were about to be required upon our way of life. COVID 19 has presented the world with challenges we could never have imagined. With massive reductions to hospital visitations, staff who are overtaxed but giving it their all, and worried families, we launched the “Grace Hospital Foundation COVID-19 Fund” to raise money to immediately support our patients, their families and our staff in ways nobody could have planned for. We realized that with the seriousness of the situation, we needed to specifically seek community support to immediately help connect Grace patients with loved ones.
October 1, 2020
Grace Gala 2020 – Grace Hospital Foundation’s First Ever Virtual Event
As usual, planning for the 2020 Grace Gala began in the summer of 2019; nine months before the scheduled event on May 14th. As the honouree of the second annual Pearl McGonigal Lifetime Achievement Award, Mr. Bob Cunningham was extremely helpful in assisting the event committee with early planning to make the event a huge success. The money raised at the event would be the first large contribution to the new “Envision Our Grace” Capital Campaign, which will ensure several much-needed improvements and additions to the Diagnostic Imaging Department at the Grace.
October 1, 2020
2020 Grace Gala 50/50 Winners!
Adapting to the enjoyment of a virtual event means bringing the excitement of winning a 50/50 pot to everyone’s computer and phone! Thousands of virtual tickets were snapped up by everyone wanting to win some extra cash just before the holiday season.
August 15, 2020
2020 Joe Aiello Bocce Ball Tournament – A Little Damp, But No Less Fun!
Luckily for the Grace Hospital and Winnipeg bocce ball enthusiasts, MB Public Health lifted the pandemic restrictions with perfect timing for the annual “Joe Aiello Bocce Ball Tournament” to go ahead. The rain tried it’s best to wash away the fun of the day, but the sun showed itself just in time for the pallinos to hit the grass rolling.
May 17, 2019
2019 Grace Gala – Grace Hospital Foundation celebrates Pearl McGonigal for a Lifetime of Service
On May 16th, 2019, the Grace Hospital Foundation acknowledged the Hon. Pearl McGonigal, C.M., O.M., for a lifetime of service to the Grace Hospital.
Ms. McGonigal is a founding member of the Grace Hospital Foundation and was its Chair for almost two decades, retiring in 2011…
June 23, 2018
“Tomorrows Grace” Capital Campaign – Grand Opening!
Funds were raised for the construction and development of Grace Hospital’s new Emergency Department and MRI Building.
This state-of-the art department assures patients have the best access to acute care now, and in the future.
November 4, 2015
Grace Hospital Foundation Launches Tomorrow’s Grace Capital Campaign
Grace Hospital Foundation announced today it has received the largest gift ever made by an individual to a community hospital in Winnipeg.
The $3.25 million gift has been generously provided by Edward & Marjorie Danylchuk, and represents more than 50% of Grace Hospital Foundation’s goal to raise $6 million for the Tomorrow’s Grace Capital Campaign.
February 5, 2015
Grace Goes Wireless!
In 2015, Grace Hospital Foundation raised $100,000 to outfit the entire facility with wireless capability. The two-tiered system with one secure environment is available for our clinical staff to use in support of patient care information right at the bedside, and a second environment for use by patients and visitors for their personal devices. The Grace was the first community hospital in Winnipeg to have comprehensive wireless capacity throughout.
November 14, 2014
“Sim-Man” Adds to High-Quality Training for Medical Students at the Grace
The Grace Hospital is proud to be a teaching hospital. In 2014, the Grace Hospital Foundation raised $100,000 to provide a new “Sim Man” for the hospital’s state-of-the-art Clinical Simulation Lab.
The Sim Man is a highly specialized mannequin that responds to clinical procedures similarly to the human body. It is used by the Grace’s health care professionals for training purposes so they can assure staff and students can learn and practice the best skills possible.