Centre Claude-Giroux Centre
The support of Claude Giroux and his fans will help the small community of Hearst, in Northern Ontario, benefit from a state-of-the-art physiotherapy and rehabilitation centre. The closest physiotherapy and rehabilitation centre is located more than 300 kilometers from Hearst. Given the realities of Northern Ontario and road conditions during winter, it is essential that these types of services be made available to patients in their own community. The Notre-Dame Hospital Foundation is hopeful that through its partnership with Claude Giroux, the new Centre Claude-Giroux Centre will become a reality in the near future.
In addition to ensuring adequate space for physiotherapy needs, this new centre will meet the needs of clients with respect to confidentiality. The main appeal of the project is undoubtedly the ability to offer new services such as cardiac and neurological rehabilitation, which we are unable to offer in the current facilities. This means that people will now be accompanied on their entire journey to recovery, to ensure they return to the best possible quality of life and to their daily activities as soon as possible.
The need for a more modern, more spacious and better equipped physiotherapy clinic is obvious when one takes into account the severity and frequency of injuries encountered in a northern community such as ours.
Approximately $700,000 must be raised to build the Centre Claude-Giroux Centre. Many people are unaware that the provincial government does not offer any financial assistance for capital equipment purchases and the money must be raised within the community itself. Hospital patients need your support to make this project a reality and they thank you in advance for your generosity.
You can click on the link below to take part in the Centre Claude-Giroux Centre or call the Notre-Dame Hospital Foundation office at 705.372.0013 for more information.
Notre-Dame Hospital Foundation
In December 1993, Fondation Tavernier-Gamelin was established by Les Soeurs de Charité de la Providence, then sole owners of Hôpital Notre-Dame Hospital de Hearst.In 2005, following the sale of the hospital to the provincial Ministry of Health, the foundation was renamed Fondation de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame Hospital, Hearst, Ontario.
Our mission is to raise and manage funds to fully support l'Hôpital Notre-Dame Hospital in its quest to provide outstanding care and medical excellence to those who live and work in the Hearst area.
The Foundation plays an important role in providing the hospital with the necessary resources to enhance patient care and purchase the latest high-tech medical equipment. Your support enables Fondation de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame Hospital, Hearst, Ontario to achieve increasingly higher standards in health care for the Hearst area and neighboring communities.
Achievements and Projects of the Foundation
Over the past two years, the Foundation has made possible a wide range of projects at Notre-Dame Hospital. The following is a list of the Foundation's undertakings:
Renovation of the main entrance Vic-et-Odette-Lanoix
Thanks to the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Vic and Odette Lanoix, and that of Les Auxiliaires de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame de Hearst Auxiliaries, the Hospital is presently proceeding with the renovation of the main entrance. In addition to providing a warm welcome to patients and their families, the redesign of the entrance will ensure improved confidentiality in the patient registration process. Les Auxiliaires de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame de Hearst Auxiliaries will finally enjoy a more spacious and modern location from which to offer their services.
Colon Cancer Prevention
Thanks to a donation from the Knights of Columbus, Notre-Dame Hospital has purchased two pieces of equipment essential to the colon cancer screening pilot project. Colorectal cancer ranks second among the deadliest cancers. Early detection increases the likelihood of full recovery. The Notre-Dame Hospital is proud to be the only small hospital in the region to provide these services.
Centre Arc-en-ciel Pauline-Girard
The substantial gift from Mr. Fernand Girard has enabled the Hospital to relocate and renovate the Centre Arc-en-ciel Pauline-Girard. The new location allows cancer patients to receive their chemotherapy treatments in a serene, peaceful and warm environment. This was the first in a series of construction projects aimed at relocating outpatient services on the first floor with the objective of making patient visits a bit less complex and a lot more pleasant.
Palliative care unit
The Rotary Club of Hearst made a generous donation towards the construction of a new palliative care unit. The new palliative care room will accommodate terminally ill patients and family members, in a space which simulates the home environment. Care and services will be geared toward maintaining the autonomy, integrity, dignity and respect of the individual, while providing support to relatives and families.
RONA outdoor patio
The outdoor patio located on the second floor of the Hospital has been renovated thanks to a donation from our local RONA dealer. The outdoor patio was not accessible to patients anymore due to its’ state of disrepair. Patients now have the opportunity to spend time outside and engage in gardening activities in an area which is accessible and responsive to their needs.
Purchase of equipment
Other fundraising activities have also permitted the purchase of four pieces of critical equipment for the Hospital, which now benefits greatly form the new coagulation instrument, a double scope processor, a neonatal transport incubator as well as a GlideScope. Needless to say, this equipment will enhance the quality of the services offered at Notre-Dame Hospital.
How to Reach Us
Fondation de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame Hospital Foundation
Postal Bag 8000, 1405 Edward St.
Hearst ON P0L 1N0
Claude Giroux’s involvement with our KidSport chapter started back in 2007 when he gave our chapter an autographed Gatineau Olympiques jersey and an autographed hockey stick. A draw for both items was held on December 29th 2007. The 1st golf tournament was hosted in May of 2009. Numerous golfers faced the cold weather to meet and play golf with their local hero, eventhough we could still see snow that had fallen the day before in the sand traps. Every fan knows that, in 2010, the Flyers made it to the Stanley Cup Final, almost winning the cup. This meant that the tournament was pushed back to July 4th. The 2nd edition was sold out and we are presently organizing the 3rd edition. Make sure you keep posted on this website to learn the details regarding the activities planned for the 2011 edition!
OVERVIEW : Since the Chapter’s launch on February 7th 2004, the chapter of KidSport™ Hearst is actively organizing fundraisers and has received numerous donations. KidSport™ Hearst is a charitable program that raises money to help disadvantaged children of the Hearst, Constance Lake and Mattice-Val Coté communities to participate in various organized sports.
Our VISION is that sports should be accessible to all kids and that no child should be excluded to the advantages that participation in a sport activity can provide.
Our MISSION is to help kids overcome financial and social barriers which prevent their participation in organized sports’ activities. We accomplish this primarily through the issuance of a registration fee and/or equipment grant.
Our GOAL is to help as many kids as possible to participate in a sport since we believe that physical activity is an essential part of the healthy growth and development of a child. We accomplish this by promoting the availability of our grants and of the different sports throughout the community via the organization of FunZones and the sponsorship of activities such as FunDays
FunZones are organized to increase the visibility of various sports offered throughout the community. FunDays are partnerships with one specific sport organization where we are able to assist with the costs and the promotion of the activity to permit kids to try out at a reduced cost or even, free of charge.
Elite athletes recognize the impact that sport has had on their lives, and want to help other kids have that same opportunity. Hometown hockey star Claude Giroux, #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers, never forgot his roots and is helping other children from his community participate in sports. We are very proud to have Claude as a strong supporter and honorary board member of KidSport™ Hearst.
We welcome and value you feedback. To contact us, please dial 705.372.2828.KidSport Application Form