THE STEVENSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
The Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation (SMHF) is honoured to be chosen as Faris Team Real Estate Brokerage’s charity partner for Alliston for a second time, having first been selected as the partner of choice in 2021. Last year’s partnership resulted in $16,500 raised for SMHF. Mark Faris from Faris Team presented the proceeds to Mary Thomas, CEO, SMHF, this past Friday.
Under the Faris Cares program, $100 from each home bought or sold by Faris Team’s Alliston location will be donated to the SMHF to support the hospital’s priority needs. Faris Team recently challenged fellow community realtors to make a similar commitment. To date the challenge has inspired an additional four realtors from a variety of brokerages to join the challenge and donate a portion of proceeds from homes bought or sold to SMHF.
Funds raised by Faris Team will support the Because of you, we can capital campaign - the largest and most significant campaign in the foundation’s history. The campaign is currently at 65 per cent of its $43 million goal to redevelopment the hospital and implement critical equipment and technology upgrades.
“This generous donation along with a commitment for a second year of support from the Faris Team Real Estate Brokerage recognizes the important role our local hospital plays in our community. With almost 40,000 patient visits coming through the emergency department annually, a space designed to accommodate only 7,000 visits, the need for support is urgent,” says Mary Thomas, CEO, SMHF. “Our communities are growing rapidly and our local hospital needs to grow with it. Support from our business partners is helping us ensure exceptional health care stays close to home. We are so grateful to be selected by the Faris Team once again.”
"Faris Team’s mission is to go full out® for the communities we serve,” says CEO & Broker, Mark Faris. “As a brokerage, we see firsthand the population growth of our communities and are proud to support the redevelopment of Stevenson as it expands to meet this demand. Our local hospital invests in the health of our employees, our clients and our families. It’s our pleasure to give back and support the place that keeps all of us physically and mentally well.”
The Because of you, we can campaign is the largest campaign in the SMHF’s history, supporting the redevelopment of Stevenson Memorial Hospital. The hospital’s redevelopment plan includes a revitalized emergency department, doubling the square footage of the hospital and tripling the amount of parking space. Refreshed outpatient rooms, birthing suites and laboratory space are also included in the plans. With an emergency department built to manage 7,000 visits a year that currently manages close to 40,000 per year, along with a growing population in south Simcoe and surrounding communities, this redevelopment is needed today and for future generations.
For more information, to become involved or to donate, please visit transformingstevenson.ca