Formerly the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation and founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph more than 30 years ago, GPHSF, Your Family Health Team Foundation has changed its name but the mission is the same: Supporting patients in the community who rely on expert, compassionate care by raising funds for specialized programs, research, capital equipment, training and continuing medical education for healthcare providers.
Opening its doors in 1985 as the St. Joseph’s General Hospital Foundation, raising funds and providing capital for expansion, medical equipment and educational opportunities for Hospital staff was top priority. St. Joseph’s Hospital went through many changes over the years and the Foundation remained in step, changing its name and its focus of fundraising in response.
When St. Joseph’s Hospital closed in 1999, the Foundation found that its focus was no longer dictated by the needs of the Hospital that it had served. Looking to the community, the Foundation recognized an opportunity to develop support for healthy aging initiatives for the region’s seniors. Building on the success and completion of this astounding venture, the Foundation embraced 2005 as a year of change; the Foundation officially announced its exciting new vision for community partnerships not focused solely on seniors, but on life-long healthy aging for all.
2009 held yet another definitive change for the Foundation. With the overwhelming success of its initiatives and community partnerships, St. Joseph’s Care Foundation became the Greater Peterborough Health Services Foundation on the 27th of May. The Foundation formed a partnership with Peterborough Family Health Team (formerly Primary Health Care Services of Peterborough) in support of community-based healthcare services.
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