Smilezone Foundation Donates Masks to Soldiers’ Paediatric Patients

The Smilezone Foundation is shifting gears in the current pandemic environment by creating the Safe Smile Mask Campaign to ensure children receiving medical, mental and emotional support services at partner healthcare facilities, like Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, have a mask to wear. The Smilezone Foundation transforms waiting rooms, patient care rooms or entire medical areas […]

Three Orillia Students Recognized with 2020 Reid Family Scholarships

Recent Orillia Secondary School graduates, Fouz Ul-Mubeen and Abigail Austin, along with Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School graduate, Hannah Deyell, are the collective winners of the 2020 Reid Family Scholarship awarded by the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital Foundation. Ul-Mubeen is now enrolled at the University of Ottawa in a Biotechnology program and plans to become […]

McGregor on the Water Funds Vital Signs Monitor for Soldiers’ Paediatrics

The cancellation of their annual Customer Appreciation BBQ and Fundraiser didn’t stop the Csumrik family, owners of McGregor on the Water, from continuing with a $7,500 donation to Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital. The funds are supporting the purchase of a vital signs monitor for the Paediatric Outpatient Clinic. Each summer, the Csumriks close out the […]

Orillia McDonald’s Healthcare Heroes Campaign Nets Over $14,000 for Soldiers’

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Orillia McDonald’s Restaurants were not able to move forward with their annual McHappy Day fundraising event for 2020. Instead, the local restaurants launched the month-long Healthcare Heroes campaign earlier this spring to show support for frontline healthcare workers while raising funds to help Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital fight the virus. […]

Bayshore Village Car Wash Generates $3,500 Donation to Soldiers’ COVID Fund

A letter inspired an entire community to join forces to raise $3,558.50 in support of Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital’s battle against COVID-19. Dr. Rebecca Van Iersel, Medical Team Lead of Soldiers’ COVID Unit, authored a letter to the public back in March, requesting support for donations to fund COVID-related expenses, like additional ventilators, personal protection […]

Angie’s 4th Annual Online Auction Raises $12,500 for Mental Health at Soldiers’

The Mental Health Program at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital is getting a $12,500 boost thanks to Angie Green-Hill’s Online Auction for Mental Health. The auction was hosted on Facebook from May 4th to the 10th of 2020. The fourth annual event almost didn’t happen. Green-Hill initially planned to cancel her event due to the impact […]

Legion Supports Soldiers’ with $6,500 Donation for Ventilators

The Royal Canadian Legion Ontario Command is helping sick patients breathe a little easier with a $6,500 donation to support the purchase of ventilators at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital. The Hospital is in the midst of a three-year project to upgrade the current fleet of ageing units. This donation will help ensure patients who are […]

Sandra Schmirler Foundation Supports Kids Health at Soldiers’ with $10,000 Grant

Funds will be directed to Paediatric Central Patient Monitoring System The Sandra Schmirler Foundation is sweeping up support for kids health at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital with a $10,000 grant to the Paediatric Unit. The money will help fund a Central Patient Monitoring System (CPMS) to benefit Soldiers’ youngest patients and their families. Sandra Schmirler […]