Unprecedented Success for the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation’s Bâton Rouge Gastronomy Event

Pointe-Claire (Québec) – March 27, 2018 – The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation (LGHF) is pleased to announce that the 8th edition of the Bâton Rouge Gastronomy Event, held March 26th, had an unprecedented success. Sponsored by Bâton Rouge and Château Dollard, the event raised over $ 67,000 to improve health care at the Lakeshore General Hospital.

More than 260 people enjoyed a wild and fabulous gourmet evening at the restaurant Bâton Rouge DDO, which included a cocktail, a succulent four-course meal, an open bar, a silent auction and many surprises. “We are particularly grateful to the restaurant owners, John Frintzilas, Jimmy Sotiropoulos and Peter Gianopoulos, who for the past 8 years have shown great generosity by graciously offering us their hospitality, food and alcohol. Even the restaurant staff donated their time and service! The event has become very popular in the West Island and was sold-out a week prior to the actual date. It has evolved over the years and we are delighted that it has become the talk of the town party. The DJ kept the crowd hopping all night, and the guests were dancing non-stop. I would also like to thank our sponsors and generous donors, who enable us to enhance health care close to home for our community,” said Heather Holmes, Managing Director of the LGHF.

Humanitarian Award
The Co-Chairs of the LGHF’s Board of Directors Dr. Fiore Lalla and David Cescon and Ms. Holmes took this opportunity to present the Humanitarian Award to Sélection Retraite, of the Réseau Sélection group, in recognition of their outstanding contribution, unwavering commitment and true passion for improving health care for the West Island community.

Annual Partners: The LGHF would like to thank the following for signing on as official partners and supporting the Foundation in its mission: Desjardins, Montreal Gazette, Groupe Spinelli, Sélection Retraite, TC Media, AMJ Campbell, Aqua Spa Lyne Giroux, Ask Mama MOE, Bayshore HealthCare, Catsys IT & Media, Château Dollard, Check6 Media, Cocotte Films Inc., Domesti Serv, Groupe Yves Légaré Inc., GroupJKC, Jewel 106.7, Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, Pharmaprix Southwest One/MedEquip, Radimed, Sean Fitzpatrick – RE/MAX Cadibec Inc., Sherri Newman – BLVD Immobilier, Team Laudi (Investors Group), Ubisoft World and West Island Mommies.

About the LGHF
Founded in 1964, the Foundation’s mandate is to collect the necessary funds to improve patient care at the Lakeshore General Hospital. In this way, it contributes to the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment, major structural renovations, and assists in supporting programs and specialized training for the professional staff, providing funding to initiatives not supported by the government.


Photo Cheque Presentation (from left to right) :

Dr. Fiore Lalla, Co-Chair LGHF
Peter Gianopoulos, Bâton Rouge D.D.O. Co-Owner
Heather Holmes, Managing Director, LGHF
David Cescon, Co-Chair LGHF
Jimmy Sotiropoulos, Bâton Rouge D.D.O. Co-Owner
John Frintzilas, Bâton Rouge D.D.O. Co-Owner

 

Photo Humanitarian Award (from left to right) :

Stéphane Maisonneuve, Senior Vice President, Operations Québec, Sélection Retraite
Jackie Cyr, Vice President, Health and Center of Excellence, Sélection Retraite
Lucie Laperrière, General Manager, Sélection West Island
Heather Holmes, Managing Director LGHF
Dr. Fiore Lalla, Co-Chair LGHF
David Cescon, Co-Chair LGHF

Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation Nears Capital Campaign Goal

Pointe-Claire (Québec) – November 27, 2017 – The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation (LGHF) is proud to announce that after the first year of its 2016-2018 Life can change in an instant Capital Campaign, it has raised $7.1 million, or 89% of its $ 8 million goal, thanks to the generosity of many donors. This Capital Campaign’s objective is to expand, modernize and improve infrastructures and equipment in three priority areas, including the Cardiac and Intensive  Care Units as well as the Mental Health and Geriatric Units of the Lakeshore General Hospital (LGH).


“Over and above our Annual Campaign, which aims to raise the funds to meet the timely and functional needs of the LGH, we have embarked on a major two-year Capital Campaign to provide our community with state-of-the-art human and compassionate care, which we are so fortunate to provide, close to home, at the LGH, ” says Heather Holmes, Managing Director of the LGHF.”  The population served by the LGH has increased five-fold since it opened in 1965, going from 60,000 to close to 300,000. Our community is aging and the LGH is now dealing with increasingly complex medical and psychosocial conditions. We want to ensure that the care being given at our hospital meets the highest standards, when our loved ones, our friends and our community need it the most,” adds Heather Holmes.


The three priority sectors :

Develop and integrate the Cardiac and Intensive Care Units:

Phase 1: Includes the addition of four new specialized Intensive Care rooms, for a total of 15 rooms increasing the admission capacity to an additional 270 patients per year;

Phase 2: Includes the overhaul of the 11 existing ICU rooms, the reconfiguration and integration of the 8 Cardiology beds and the concentration of vital care expertise into one multifunctional efficient location.

Relocation and Reconfiguration of the Mental Health Unit

Move the unit into a wider and brighter setting, while increasing the number of single occupancy rooms, reducing overcrowding and providing patients with greater privacy, dedicated spaces and creating a therapeutic environment conducive to rehabilitation and social reintegration of patients.

Improve and expand the Geriatric Care Unit

Provide best practice care through a holistic approach, including specialized furniture, single rooms, isolation rooms to contain infections, bathrooms with wheelchair and specialized equipment access, improved common areas and therapeutic socialization zones to help our seniors return home as quickly as possible.


The Major Donors (over $25K)

40 Westt Steakhouse & Bar

Cedar Park Heights Men’s Softball League

City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux

Eric T. Webster Foundation

Estate – Hélène Cooper

Estate – Marguerite Deschamps 

Hydro Québec

Lakeshore General Hospital Auxiliary

Lakeshore Light Opera

Trottier Family Foundation

West Island Muslim Community

3 Donors who wish to remain anonymous


Annual Partners
: The LGHF would like to thank the following for signing on as official partners and supporting the Foundation in its mission: Desjardins, Montreal Gazette, Groupe Spinelli, Réseau Sélection, TC Media, 94.7 Hits FM, AMJ Campbell, Aon Parizeau Inc., Aqua Spa Lyne Giroux, Ask Mama MOE, Catsys IT & Media, Château Dollard, Check6 Media, Club Piscine Pierrefonds, Domesti Serv, Groupe Yves Légaré Inc., GroupJKC, Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, Pharmaprix Southwest One/MedEquip, Plus Belle la Vie, Radimed, Sean Fitzpatrick (RE/MAX Cadibec Inc.), Team Laudi (Investors Group), West Island Mommies and What’s Up West-Island.


About the LGHF
Founded in 1964, the Foundation’s mandate is to collect the necessary funds to improve patient care at the Lakeshore General Hospital. In this way, it contributes to the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment, major structural renovations, and assists in supporting programs and specialized training for the professional staff, providing funding to initiatives not supported by the government.


Photo (from left to right )

Heather Holmes, Managing Director of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation

Anita Deschamps, Estate – Marguerite Deschamps

Marie-Claire Richer, Montreal West Island IUHSSC

Louise Rousselle-Trottier, Trottier Family Foundation

Lorne Trottier, Trottier Family Foundation

Marie-Claude Durand, Hydro Québec

Sami Malick, West Island Muslim Community

David Cescon, Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation

Outstanding success for the 17th edition of the Lakeshore Ball – The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation raised $500,000

Pointe-Claire (Québec) – November 14, 2017 – The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation (LGHF) is pleased to announce that it has reached its goal by raising $500,000 at the 17th annual Lakeshore Ball, which took place on Saturday, November 11th at the Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel. Three exceptional women, whose values coincide with those of the Foundation, supported the Ball as Honorary Presidents, namely Lyne Giroux of Aqua Spa Lyne Giroux, Monique Mardinian of Encore Travel and Sandra Hudon of Cascades PRO. The Mirella and Lino Saputo Foundation held the Gold Sponsorship title, and was extremely generous by donating an extra $ 21,000 at the final hour to help the Foundation achieve its goal. The funds raised during this prestigious event, MC’d by The Beat 92.5 radio host Shaun McMahon, will serve to enhance the quality of health care for the West Island community.


Managing Director Heather Holmes and LGHF Board Co-Chairs, David Cescon and Dr. Fiore Lalla, welcomed over 350 guests, including some of the most influential and well-known figures in the community. In addition to the sumptuous decorations inspired by the theme of the Enchanted Forest, guests enjoyed cocktails, champagne, a five-course gourmet dinner, open bar, performances and dancing to the sound of the band Electrik. “I am once again very touched by the generosity of our community. An event like this could not have been so successful without the participation and commitment of our many collaborators, who care about our community hospital, and I want to thank them all,” says Heather Holmes.


In addition to the Honorary Presidents and the Mirella and Lino Saputo Foundation, several West Island businesses supported the Lakeshore Ball as Co-Presidents of the Ball, including: Desjardins, Enterprise Holdings, F.J. Machine Shop, Réseau Sélection, Roxboro Excavation, UniGear and West Island Roofing.


Annual Partners
: The LGHF would like to thank the following for signing on as official partners and supporting the Foundation in its mission: Desjardins, Montreal Gazette, Groupe Spinelli, Réseau Sélection, TC Media, 94.7 Hits FM, AMJ Campbell, Aon Parizeau Inc., Aqua Spa Lyne Giroux, Ask Mama MOE, Catsys IT & Media, Château Dollard, Check6 Media, Club Piscine Pierrefonds, Domesti Serv, Groupe Yves Légaré Inc., GroupJKC, Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, Pharmaprix Southwest One/MedEquip, Plus Belle la Vie, Radimed, Sean Fitzpatrick (RE/MAX Cadibec Inc.), Team Laudi (Investors Group), West Island Mommies and What’s Up West-Island.


About the LGHF
Founded in 1964, the Foundation’s mandate is to collect the necessary funds to improve patient care at the Lakeshore General Hospital. In this way, it contributes to the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment, major structural renovations, and assists in supporting programs and specialized training for the professional staff, providing funding to initiatives not supported by the government.

View the 2017 Lakeshore Ball Photo Album


Photo : Honorary Presidents and Co-Presidents of the 17th Annual Lakeshore Ball

From left to right :

Luc Lepage – Réseau Sélection

Heather Holmes – Managing Director of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation

Ginette Latreille – Desjardins

Ron Mehra – UniGear

Sandra Hudon – Cascades PRO

Monique Mardinian – Encore Travel

Lyne Giroux – Aqua Spa Lyne Giroux

Monica Haddad – Enterprise Holdings

Shaun McMahon – The Beat 92.5

Jean-Yves Brunet – Couvertures West Island Roofing

Representative of  Roxboro Excavation

David Cescon – Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation

Dr Fiore Lalla – Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation

The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation receives an important donation from the City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux

Pointe-Claire (Québec) – September 19, 2017 – The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation (LGHF) is proud to announce the significant donation of $ 200,000 presented by City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux Mayor Ed Janiszewski, for its 2016-2018 Life can change in an instant Capital Campaign. The goal of the campaign is to raise $ 8 million to expand, modernize and equip the Lakeshore General Hospital’s (LGH) Intensive, Cardiac, Psychiatric and Geriatric Units.


“It goes without saying that the improvements that we have already begun and will continue to make to the LGH are essential to maintaining the quality of health care that West Islanders expect and are entitled to. The LGHF is very grateful to the City of DDO for its generous donation, which enables us to pursue our mission – to improve facilities and enhance the quality of care at the LGH,” says Heather Holmes, Managing Director of the LGHF.


“As a resident and mayor of the City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux, I am fully aware of the importance of having an integrated health care facility that provides quality care close to home. Our population is growing and aging, and the need for excellent medical care is also growing. It is our duty as a municipality to support our community hospital so that it can continue to serve our community well. I hope my colleagues from other cities and boroughs in the West Island will follow suit,” said Ed Janiszewski, Mayor of the City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux.


To date, the LGHF has managed to raise $ 5,973,500 for its 2016-2018 Capital Campaign. It has also secured financial commitments from certain municipalities in the region: Dorval, Kirkland, L’Île-Bizard/Ste-Geneviève, Pierrefonds-Roxboro and Pointe-Claire.


Annual Partners
: The LGHF would like to thank the following for signing on as official partners and supporting the Foundation in its mission: Desjardins, Montreal Gazette, Catsys IT & Media, Groupe Spinelli, Réseau Sélection, TC Media, 94.7 Hits FM, AMJ Campbell, Aon Parizeau Inc., Aqua Spa Lyne Giroux, Ask Mama MOE, Château Dollard, Check6 Media, Club Piscine Pierrefonds, Groupe Yves Légaré Inc., GroupJKC, Jean Coutu (Beaurepaire), Maison Fusion, Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, Pharmaprix Southwest One/MedEquip, Plus Belle la Vie, Radimed, Sean Fitzpatrick (RE/MAX Cadibec Inc.), Team Laudi (Investors Group), West Island Mommies and What’s Up West-Island.


About the LGHF
Founded in 1964, the Foundation’s mandate is to collect the necessary funds to improve patient care at the Lakeshore General Hospital. In this way, it contributes to the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment, major structural renovations, and assists in supporting programs and specialized training for the professional staff, providing funding to initiatives not supported by the government.


Photo (from left to right):

Heather Holmes, Managing Director of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation

Ed Janiszewski, Mayor of the City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux

Dr. Fiore Lalla, Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation

Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation Duck Race Event Completely Renewed

Pointe-Claire (Québec) – August 31, 2017 –  The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation’s (LGHF) Duck Race event will be held in collaboration with the West Island Mommies Family Fun Fair on September 10, 2017,  at the Holiday Inn – Pointe-Claire,  from 10 am to 3 pm. The 21st edition of this fun-filled family event proposes a completely renewed formula offering many activities in the “Yellow Ducky Play Zone”. The seven-prize draw will take place at 2:30 pm and funds raised will go towards improving health care for the West Island community.


Yellow Ducky Play Zone

By purchasing a $10 Duck Race ticket on-site, you will not only get a chance to win one of seven fabulous prizes, including a cruise for two to the Bahamas, but you will receive a magnificent plush Lapins Crétins toy, for the enjoyment of the young and the young at heart, as well as a coupon redeemable for a homemade flavour of the day ice cream cone at Miss Manitts Bakery.


You will also have the opportunity to have even more fun by participating in a host of activities offered in the Yellow Ducky Play Zone, while receiving prizes for each one. Here are a few examples:

  • Measure your skills in the Cash Cube, by catching one of the lucky tickets;
  • Participate in the Duck Race by advancing yours with a straw;
  • Pose with our mascot and be part of our photo album.


The seven prizes that will be drawn at 2:30 pm:

  1. A cruise for two to from New York to the Bahamas offered by Expedia CruiseShip Centers, valued at $4,000;
  2. A private cocktail-dinner package for 30 people valued at $1,500 offered by L’Espace Beaconsfield;
  3. A $100 per month gift certificate for one year at Bâton Rouge, DDO;
  4. His and hers Seiko watches worth $1,100 from Hemsleys Jewellers;
  5. A cash prize of $1,000 courtesy of Cimetière et Complexe Funéraire Belvédère;
  6. One gift basket per month for one year valued at $1,000 from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory;
  7. A two-night getaway for two in Quebec City, sponsored by the Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, including train travel voucher, valued at $1,000.


The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation would like to thank all the event sponsors mentioned above, including Le Centre d’Amusement Les Lapins Crétins, Mariani Delights, Montessori Pointe Claire and Squish Candies.


Annual Partners
: The LGHF would like to thank the following for signing on as official partners and supporting the Foundation in its mission: Desjardins, Montreal Gazette, Catsys IT & Media, Groupe Spinelli, Réseau Sélection, TC Media, AMJ Campbell, Aon Parizeau Inc., Aqua Spa Lyne Giroux, Ask Mama MOE, Château Dollard, Club Piscine Pierrefonds, Groupe Yves Légaré Inc., GroupJKC, Jean Coutu (Beaurepaire), Maison Fusion, Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, Pharmaprix Southwest One/MedEquip, Plus Belle la Vie, Radimed, Sean Fitzpatrick (RE/MAX Cadibec Inc.), Team Laudi (Investors Group), The Girls In The City, West Island Mommies and What’s Up West-Island.


About the LGHF
Founded in 1964, the Foundation’s mandate is to collect the necessary funds to improve patient care at the Lakeshore General Hospital. In this way, it contributes to the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment, major structural renovations, and assists in supporting programs and specialized training for the professional staff, providing funding to initiatives not supported by the government.