Million dollar donation creates foundation at All Nations Healing Hospital
- EFN Staff | August 19, 2019
The All Nations Healing Hospital (ANHH) will be receiving a million-dollar donation. The ANHH, located in Fort Qu’Appelle, has announced they will be receiving an anonymous donation by a donor family who praised the hospital for the compassion, support and dignity its beloved family member received in those final hours.
“This gift provides the seed money to start a foundation. The foundation will be named the DEK ANHH FOUNDATION FUND and will continue to serve the citizens of the Qu’Appelle Valley for many years to come. This new foundation is now open to future contributions,” stated the family in a media release.
Working in partnership with the family and the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation, ANHH plans to use the donation to establish a foundation that will aid in the delivery of services at the hospital.
File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Chief and ANHH Board Chair Edmund Bellegarde expressed his gratitude for this generous donation.
“We are very grateful to the donor and the family for this substantial donation,” said Chief Bellegarde. “We strive to deliver the best health care services we can. This donation is a testament to the exemplary work of the staff and health care providers of the All Nations Healing Hospital.”
Donna Ziegler, Executive Director of the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation (SSCF) said the foundation is focused on supporting and building strong, resilient communities with a culture of sharing, generosity and inclusivity.
“We work with donors and charities to address the needs in helping to build a community where people live, work and play,” said Ziegler. “If donors would like to contribute to the Foundation Fund, please contact the SSCF at (306) 751-4756.”
The ANHH is owned and operated by the FHQTC and the Touchwood Agency Tribal Council. ANHH provides acute, palliative, and emergency health care services, community health services, and health care programming. ANHH also houses the White Raven Healing Centre specializing in the delivery of Indigenous culture and certified in mental health care delivery, as well as the Women’s Health Care Centre with Midwifery Services, and the Pasikow Muskwa Healing Centre, which provides chronic kidney wellness services within a holistic model of care and is equipped with 6 dialysis units.