Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation
The Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation was established in 1992 and is governed by an eleven member board and has two employees. Within the board are Finance, Executive, Governance and Publicity committees which meet monthly, in addition to our monthly board meetings.
Since its inception, the Foundation has raised over $15 million for the Lake of the Woods District Hospital (LWDH). LWDH was constructed in 1929 and has received many additions and renovations over the years. LWDH currently houses over 500 staff in addition to the services from 32 doctors and 18 specialists. It serves a population of 25,000 for primary care and 90,000 for secondary specialist care. During the summer months, these numbers increase to 70,000 for primary care, and 150,000 for secondary care.
The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care provides on average, 80% of our hospital’s operating costs. This limited funding for healthcare equipment increases the financial pressure for our hospital; this funding does not cover capital expenses. The funds raised by LWDHF allow our hospital to maintain the high level of quality healthcare that their patients expect and appreciate. By working together with our generous community and our hospital, we can continue to move forward and ensure quality healthcare remains available at our hospital.
Donations to the Annual Campaign of the Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation represents investments in a healthy future for our family, our friends and our community.
Thank you for your continued support!