May 17, 2021
Grace Hospital Foundation Radiothon
On May 14, 2021, our Grace Hospital Foundation held our first ever Radiothon, broadcast by our friends at 680 CJOB and Peggy 99.1, with the presenting sponsor being Food Fare! We are ever so grateful for the generosity of the donors from throughout the city of Winnipeg and Province of Manitoba, and to our many sponsors and participants who helped make the day an astounding success.
Please click here to see more about the exciting event, and where the proceeds will be directed in order to benefit the Grace Hospital!
May 8, 2021
The Grace Adapts as the Pandemic Evolves
As of May 7, the Grace cancelled all non-urgent elective surgeries so we could convert our post-surgical recovery unit back into a 15-bed “Red COVID-19 ICU”. This unit is already close to full, as is our COVID-19 in-patient unit on 5-South.
Please click here to view a message from The Grace Hospital Foundation Board Chair, Jeff Coleman
March 30, 2021
It’s Not a BINGO – But We’re Definitely Kinsmen Jackpot Winners!
Kinsmen Jackpot Bingo has been one of the most popular activities for Manitobans to get involved in for many years, but especially during this pandemic. The Kinsmen Club of Winnipeg have been extremely generous to so many charitable and volunteer organizations recently and throughout the years, and the Grace is extremely grateful to be included in their generosity.
The Grace Hospital Foundation was the lucky recipient of an $80,000 donation from the Kinsmen, which in turn, was used to purchase two, much needed portable ultrasound machines for the Grace. The ultrasound machines in the hospital are in extremely high demand as they are an important piece of equipment in the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19, as well as for a large variety of other ailments. These two machines will be used in the Intensive Care Unit, and the Emergency Department.
This wonderful donation means that Grace patients needing an ultrasound to receive a health diagnosis will have a shorter wait time to receive the procedure, and hence, receive answers and a treatment plan faster. With this donation, the Kinsmen have compassionately displayed their focus on giving back to the community and their dedication to assisting with healthcare in Manitoba.
To show our appreciation, a plaque has been placed on a family meeting room in the Emergency Department as a permanent reminder of the generosity and care shown to the Grace by the Kinsmen Club of Winnipeg!
March 10, 2021
Trans Canada Brewing Thanks the Grace Health Care Staff
Local craft beer brewers, Trans Canada Brewing, made a decision recently that they wanted to show local health care heroes in Winnipeg just how much they are appreciated! TCB then made a huge product donation to the staff of the Grace Health Campus of a specially brewed, fresh batch of Bluebeary Ale, complete with a message of appreciation and support on the cans!
The Grace Health Campus says “Thank you” to the generous and talented brewers, staff, management, and owners of TCB, for this ever so generous and delicious show of appreciation!
March 4, 2021
Arrival of the New Grace SPECT-CT Gamma Camera
Diagnostic Imaging Manager, Jan, is not the only one who is ecstatic about the special delivery which arrived to the Grace this week; Everyone in the hospital is incredibly excited to see this important piece of equipment arrive!
It is a SPECT-CT Gamma Camera, and it will be used to create 3D pictures of internal organs. It can be used for many imaging needs including cancer diagnosis, identification of hidden bone fractures and blocked blood vessels, specialized cardiac imaging, and much, much more. A SPECT-CT scan is a type of nuclear medicine scan where the images or pictures from two different types of scans are combined together. The combined scan can provide precise information about how different parts of the body are working and more clearly identify problems.
It is just one piece of new equipment that is a part of the “Envision Our Grace” Diagnostic Imaging Expansion & Renovation project. This renovation will enable the Grace to be even more effective in providing patient care.
February 26, 2021
“Envision Our Grace” Online 50/50 Lottery Winner!
Our biggest congratulations and thanks go out to our “Envision Our Grace” 50/50 winner, Harris! And a huge “Thank You” goes out to everyone who played and supported our lottery!
Harris received a cheque for $16,130, and graciously donated a portion of his winnings back to our Foundation, which helps our fundraising efforts to upgrade the Grace Hospital Diagnostic Imaging Department!
For more information about the “Envision Our Grace” Capital Campaign, please click here. Stay tuned for more exciting lottery action to come!
February 5, 2021
Wawanesa Insurance Donates $25,000 Towards UV Light Cleaners
The Grace Hospital and the Grace Hospital Foundation express sincere thanks to Wawanesa Insurance, who generously donated $25,000 towards the purchase of two Sanuvox AseptixUV Mobile Sterilization units for use in the Grace Hospital. This first class technology can clean and sanitize a patient room in 12 minutes. As patient volumes at the Grace have increased by 180-220% due to COVID-19, this vital technology will provide a quick turn over of rooms and beds for Manitoba’s acute and critically ill patients.
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.