About HPHA

SCHF LogoThe role of the Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation is to provide the community with a range of opportunities to continually improve patient care at the Seaforth Community Hospital.

Since incorporation under the Canada Business Corporation Act in 1994, the Foundation has invested over $2 million in support of critical medical equipment, redevelopment and new technology to the Seaforth Community Hospital.

Ongoing support from the community is crucial to ensure that the necessary medical equipment, beyond Ministry of Health funding, is available when an emergency occurs. A gift will make a real impact at life's most crucial time.

“If we all give a little… we all get a lot!”

Story Writing Contest - CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon

CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon Story Writing Contest

Tell CKNX in 100 words or less why the Seaforth Community Hospital is special or write about an experience you or your family has had with the Seaforth Community Hospital. This contest is open to all children and adults in Huron, Perth, Bruce, Grey and Wellington counties.

*Some rules apply. Prizes must be accepted as awarded.


Enter and you could win a Samsung A7 Tablet, courtesy of MicroAge Hanover, valued at $379

Grand Prize draw will take place and be read on-air October 15th from 9 am to 4 pm.

In addition to the grand prize, there are also four $25 MicroAge gift cards

A BIG THANK YOU to MicroAge for the prize donations.

Listen to AM920 on October 15th for a chance to hear your story read LIVE on-air! 

Click here for the submission form or visit the CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon web page!


Latest News!

Matt Huether Memorial Hockey Tournament Donates over $20,000 to the Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation

August 23, 2022

The Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation is very grateful to receive a memorial donation in the amount of $20,258.03 from a hockey tournament held in memory of Matt Huether.

The Young Buck’s hockey team plays in Seaforth and hosts an annual tournament in memory of their close friend, Matt, who passed away in 2018.

The Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation expresses their deepest sympathy to Matt’s family and friends and is very grateful to those that have made this donation possible. We are honoured to be part of Matt’s legacy.

This donation will enhance our local Emergency Department at the Seaforth Community Hospital. The funds donated will be used to purchase a Portable Cardiac Monitor.

Memorial donations to the Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation are a wonderful way to honour the memory of a loved one.

Cheque presentation in front of the Seaforth Community Hospital

L to R – Mary Cardinal, Vice President, People and Chief Quality Executive; Sheila Morton, Vice Chair Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation; Alex Melady, Young Buck’s Player; Dean Johnston, Young Buck’s Player; Brad Vanbakel, Young Buck’s Player; Brent Melady, Young Buck’s Player; Ron Lavoie, Chair, Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation; Penny Cardno, Director Patient Care 

Media Contact
Ron Lavoie, Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation Chair / ron.lavoie@hpha.ca


Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation Pledging $655,000 Over Next Two Years

July 28, 2022 

The Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation is excited to announce a pledge of $655,000 over the next two years to the Seaforth Community Hospital. This pledge will support the purchase of capital equipment identified by the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance, such as a new Ultrasound suite.

Ultrasounds play an essential role in helping healthcare professionals monitor pregnancies, and diagnose and determine treatment for a variety of conditions and diseases. The Medical Imaging team utilizes ultrasound on a daily basis. The current equipment is nearing its end of life increasing the risk of service interruptions if replacement parts are not available or delayed, and limit access to ultrasounds for patients. Ultrasound units are portable allowing use in the Imaging Department, inpatient unit and Emergency Department. The new equipment will allow enhanced visualization of deeper structures in the patient’s body; superior quality of images; user-friendly features for the technologist; a larger monitor for clear viewing; and state-of-the-art software.

This pledge also will support the purchase of equipment for the Lab, inpatient unit and Emergency Department, wheelchairs, staff training resources as well as other equipment identified as priorities for Seaforth Community Hospital.

“The Foundation applauds the generosity of our donors who help to ensure that Seaforth Community Hospital has the equipment it needs to continue providing exceptional care to our community,” says Ron Lavoie, Foundation Chair.

If you care to support this pledge, please choose one of the donation options listed below:

  • Mail a cheque to the Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation at PO Box 99, Seaforth, ON N0K 1W0.
  • Send an e-Transfer to seaforth.foundation@hpha.ca.
  • Donate online via the Canada Helps website.
  • Call us at 519-527-1650 ext. 4234 to discuss other donation options, such as bequests.


Media Contact:
Ron Lavoie, Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation Chair– ron.lavoie@hpha.ca 

Ways to Donate

There are several ways to support the Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation:

Cheque:  Make cheques payable to the Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation and mail to:

                 Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation

                 PO Box 99, Seaforth, ON  N0K 1W0

e-Transfer: e-Transfer from your financial institution to seaforth.foundation@hpha.ca and let us know what type of donation (campaign, memorial, etc.), indicate memorial name if a memorial donation, and include your mailing address.

Online:  Donate via our CanadaHelps secure donation form.


Types of Donations

Foundation Campaigns are run to address the essential needs of the Seaforth Community Hospital. Your continued support is crucial for our annual summer and Christmas campaigns.

Community events run by groups and individuals. This is a great way for the community to get involved and invest in the health of our community. The Foundation is available to assist you with the planning of your event.

Cash Gifts from donors are used for needed patient care equipment at the Seaforth Community Hospital. Cash gifts enable the Hospital to continue to provide quality compassionate care to everyone who passes through our doors.

Memorial Gifts are a wonderful way to honor the memory of a deceased or loved one.

Tribute Gifts can be made to honour an anniversary, birthday, retirement or any other special occasion.

Matching Gifts are made by employers who generously match contributions from their staff. Contact your employer to find out if your company has a matching gift program.

Gifts in Kind are non-cash gifts including securities, real estate and other tangible property.

Planned Gifts are becoming an increasingly popular way to leave a lasting gift. Bequests made through your will, and special gifts made by other methods such as life insurance will help patients for years to come.


Upcoming Events

  • July & August 2022 – Summer Newsletter 
  • September 21, 2022 - Annual General Meeting 
  • October 15, 2022- CKNX Healthcare Heroes Radiothon
  • December 2022 – Christmas Campaign Community Appeal Letter

Memorial Donations

The Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation expresses deepest sympathy to the family members and friends, and is grateful to those who have made memorial donations in 2021. 

 Kay BaerFrank Hulley
 Bruce BeaumontLucy Jones
 Jeff BrittonDoug Jones
 Lloyd BrodhagenFerg Kelly
 Donald BuchananRose Marie Kelly
 Matt CarnochanLaurie Kruse
 Brad CarnochanShirley Matthews
 George ClementsLeona McCarthy
 Betty ColemanJeanette McDowell
 Graeme CraigBetty Oldacre
 Heather CroninBarb Osborn
 Harvey DaleMillie Quance
 Clara A. DittmerMike Regier
 Ken DoigKevin Reiger
 Clara DucharmeEleanor Reilly
 James DucharmeEdward Scherbarth
 Laura EggertGwen Scott
 Wilfred ElliottWilliam Scott
 Andrea FinlaysonBarb Springall
 Jean FreriksRichard Ulch
 Les GlanvilleGreg Van Loon  
 George GrayRonald Weiss
 Brian HaleyTom Williamson
 Barbara Hoy

Past Memorial Donations


Equipment Donations


  • Computer Workstation on Wheels
  • Vital Signs Monitors
  • Air Scrubber
  • Portable Pressure Monitor
  • Ante Room Kit
  • COVID-19 Operating Expenses
  • Support the purchase of X-ray Equipment


  • Front load washer
  • OTRT Track and Hardware
  • Patient beds, over bed tables and bedside cabinets


  • Transport Ventilator
  • Patient beds, over bed tables and bedside cabinets


  • Ultrasound Probe Sterilization Unit and Cabinet
  • Therapeutic Ultrasound Units
  • Patient beds, over bed tables and bedside cabinets


  • Ultrasound Machine
  • Suction & Oxygen Therapy Equipment


  • Bariatric Chair
  • Bedpan Washer
  • Blood Bank Refrigerator
  • Coagulation Analyser
  • Conference Room Renovation
  • ECG Machine
  • Electronic Phlebotomy Chair
  • Therapy Surface Mattresses (2)
  • Vital Signs Monitor


  • Defibrillator
  • X-Ray Portable Retrofit


  • Bed Mattress
  • Cafeteria Furniture
  • Disinfector-Tornado Flusher
  • Portable Ultrasound System


  • Automated Dispensing Cabinets
  • Bariatric Bed
  • Bedpan Flusher
  • Cafeteria Servery
  • Defibrillator
  • Hydrocolator with Hot Packs
  • Therapy Mattress Surface
  • Transport Stretcher
  • Vital Signs Monitor


  • Automated Dispensing Cabinets (ADCs)


  • Medical Imaging Digital X-Ray Unit
  • Quiet Room
  • Waiting Room Television

Click here to see donations from 1995 – 2009.

Contact Information

Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation
24 Centennial Drive, Box 99
Seaforth, Ontario NOK 1WO

Tel: 519-527-1650 Ext. 4234 | Email: seaforth.foundation@hpha.ca 

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