Giving Thanks “From the Heart”

“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” (John F. Kennedy)

Healthcare can sometimes be a little frightening. Maybe it’s a delicate surgery. Maybe it’s an unexpected diagnosis. It could be your health, or the health of someone you love, that’s at risk. Regardless of the circumstances, there’s one thing that always helps: genuine care and compassion. That’s what we aim to provide for each patient who comes to North Ottawa Community Health System.

“I have heard so many people say, ‘If only you knew what a difference this person or that person made to our family,’” says Connie Frazier, Development Director. “They often comment that a simple ‘thank you’ doesn’t seem like enough. But for us, it means everything. We are here to serve our community, our neighbors. When our work makes a difference in their lives, then we are fulfilled.”

Now you can easily express your appreciation for care through a message or a gift through our “From the Heart” program. “From the Heart” gives you a simple way to share your message of thanks with members of the care team, and to give a gift in support of the health system. We’ll make sure your message gets to the person you wanted to thank. Along with your thanks, that person will receive recognition from hospital leadership. And your gift will keep on giving by nourishing our local health care capacity.

“We are a community health system,” says Jennifer VanSkiver, Chief Communications Officer. “That means the people of this community are our only focus. Our physicians and staff live here and have a unique understanding of local health care needs. We are invested because this is our home. When you give a gift in support of this mission, you are ensuring our community continues to benefit for generations to come.”

Click here to express your appreciation for care through a message or a gift “From the Heart”.

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