Soldiers Memorial Hospital Foundation was formed and registered as a Society in 1972 to receive donations to the hospital and to respond to requests from the Hospital Board for funds as required. This function had previously been carried out by the Hospital Board itself.
The Society is comprised of 26 appointed members and meets annually to elect a Board of Directors that manages the Foundation’s business. The Board of Directors is made up of a Chair, Vice-Chair, Past Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and three non-executive Society members.
Over the past 50 years, SMH Foundation has gone beyond simply purchasing needed health care equipment for Soldiers Memorial Hospital and has expanded to extend funding to selected health-related programs within the area the hospital serves. Learn more about how the society uses the funds raised.
In 2018, Soldiers Memorial Hospital Foundation Society, along with the hospital’s Board of Directors, undertook a revision of its By-Laws with the purpose of expanding the membership of the Society to better reflect the population served. This will stagger and limit the terms of those serving on the Foundation’s Board of Directors to help bring fresh faces and new ideas to the Foundation’s work.