Our community is GROWING

and so are our equipment needs

I'm Dr. Thomas Hupel
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Grand River Hospital
Did you know that Grand River Hospital...

... is the local centre for complicated orthopaedic surgeries.

... has the largest surgical program in the region.

... performs 50% more hip and knee replacements than it did a decade ago.
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33 weeks into her pregnancy,

Kate was admitted to GRH.

I'm Kate
I am a mother of a premature baby born at Grand River Hospital
When you are pregnant you have this vision about what is going to happen when you have the baby. You don’t expect that after you give birth you will have to check out of the hospital and leave your baby behind…it’s the worst feeling in the world, but the caregivers at Grand River Hospital made the journey easier.
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daily visits to the GRH Emergency Room

I'm Michele
I am an emergency room nurse.
Hi, I’m Michele Flanagan, and I’m proud to be a nurse practitioner in the Grand River Hospital Emergency Department. Every day is different and I wouldn’t change a minute! I love what I do.
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7 hours after being wheeled in

for back surgery I was able to walk out.

I'm Nick
I had spinal cord herniation surgery.
At the age of 35 I had to be wheeled into the hospital for back surgery and, seven hours later, I was able to walk out. Now I can get back to fighting fires.
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Losing my daughter to mental illness

empowered me to work for change!

I'm Laura
I am a Mental Health Advocate
I’m Laura and I’m a Mental Health Advocate. I lost my daughter to mental illness and I honour her memory by advocating for change. My daughter, Ashlee, struggled from the day she was born until the day she died, and I know her life was not in vain. Through our life with Ashlee, we learned about the mental health system and worked with Grand River Hospital to get the best care for her we could.
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We raise funds to help Grand River Hospital provide exceptional health care.

Grand River Hospital Foundation fosters a philanthropic environment where everyone in the community understands and passionately supports exceptional health care.

We inspire volunteers to help and donors to give.

We provide resources that are not otherwise available.

We manage and disburse funds for medical facilities and equipment.

Upcoming Events

Aug 22  |  Twinkle of Hope Foundation Walkathon

12:30 p.m.

Join the Twinkle of Hope Foundation’s Annual Walkathon on Saturday, August 22. This event is a fun and fit activity for the whole community.... View details


Sep 03  |  Stu & Tracey’s Grand Fun-Raiser

6 p.m. - The Lancaster Smoke House, 574 Lancaster St W, Kitchener, ON

Great food, great music, great people and a great cause! Stu and Tracey are hosting a party of Grand proportion and you’re invited.  Bring your... View details


Sep 12  |  Kitchener-Waterloo Knitter’s Fair

9:30am-4:30pm - Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex 400 East Ave, Kitchener

This annual fair is organized by the local knitters’ guild (a volunteer-run not-for-profit organization).  The fair is the largest single event organized by the... View details


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Why Give

As the area’s largest hospital, Grand River Hospital provides a wide range of specialized programs and services in our community, yet receives limited government funding for specialized medical equipment. We must rely on the support of our caring community of donors to provide the best possible medical care to our patients.






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