Impact Stories


Colleen Misener, Honorary Lifetime Board Member, SGH Foundation

Quality health care helps attract new industry and physicians

“Whether it’s being born or dying—or something in between—it’s so important to have proper healthcare for all of us,” says Colleen Misener, a long term Hospital and Foundation Board member during the 1990s.

“It’s also essential for the whole municipality, because that’s one thing industry looks at when they’re thinking of relocating,” she says. “Also, if we’re going to attract physicians and get the high quality care we want, we have to have the best equipment and latest technology.”

As one of only two people to be recognized for their service to the Foundation as an “honorary lifetime member,” Colleen was a driving force behind the creation of the Stratford General Hospital Foundation and a co-chair of the original CT Scanner Campaign.

“When we first started out, I thought, oh my gosh, what a mountain we have to climb!” says Colleen. “But we’ve reached the summit so often that I no longer get discouraged.”

Posted Monday, October 5 2015


Watch Videos:

Double the Impact!

Double the impact of your donation through our matching gift program!

WATCH VIDEO NOW

Matching Gift

SGH Volunteers tell you how YOU can double your donation through our matching gift program

WATCH VIDEO NOW

Judy Schmidt Craig

A patient describes her care experience at Stratford General Hospital.

WATCH VIDEO NOW

Volunteers of Stratford General Hospital

Volunteers are key to our hospital's success!

WATCH VIDEO NOW

Rick Orr, SGHF Board Chairman

Foundation Board Chair Rick Orr talks about community generosity.

WATCH VIDEO NOW

Dr. Miriam Mann, Chief of Emergency

Donor Generosity a lifesaver in Hospital's Emergency Department

WATCH VIDEO NOW


More Impact Stories...

Dr. Laurel Moore
Medicine is increasingly growing in complexity and the new technologies are constantly improving the care physicians are able to provide to their patients, says Dr. Laurel Moore, Chief of Medical Staff. Before the arrival of the MRI in Stratford, patients were often waiting in excess of six months forREAD MORE 

Marjorie Claus
I'd been coping with knee and hip problems for some time. Often I'd wake up six or seven times a night from the pain. I knew it was time to see Dr. Pototschnik at Stratford General again, who had treated me for a knee injury years ago. When Dr. Pototschnik looked at my knee he could tell thereREAD MORE 

Alexandra MacDonald
I went to the Breast Screening Centre at Stratford General for a routine mammogram in January of 2011. When the clinic called a few days later and asked me to come back, the worry took hold. I can't recall the exact sequence of events, but I remember the biopsy,  and I remember, despite myREAD MORE 

Erie Howlett
In the summer I was experiencing tingling feelings in my hands, feet and legs. As relative newcomers to Stratford, some of our healthcare is still in Kitchener, including our family physician. She ordered a nerve conduction test and the neurologist said I needed an MRI. I asked to have my MRI done hereREAD MORE 

Jean Hutton
My knee had been sore and swollen and my doctor thought I was probably due for a knee replacement. He recommended an MRI on the knee joint to get a base line reading for the arthritis. Initially I’d planned to go to London, until my son-in-law, who is a doctor, said “Why don’t youREAD MORE 

Gratitude Names Surgery Bay
    “ In appreciation Mary MacDonald & Kyle MacDonald In honor of Dr. Kevin Lefebvre  and the OR team for excellent care."   Dear Dr. LeFebvre, On Monday, July 6, a lovely elderly lady named MaryREAD MORE 

CLICK FOR MORE IMPACT STORIES