Clifford Robichaud, Chair of the Local Campaign Committee ; Mireille Saulnier, Chair of the Major Gift Committee, Dr Carlyle Louis, Chair of the Family Campaign Committee ; Oscar Roussel, President of the Community Approach Committee; Natacha Blanchard, spokesperson for the major campaign, André Morais, President of the Major Gift Committee; Sonia Haché, spokesperson for the major campaign and Léopold Thériault, Co-President of the Local Campaign Committee.
Absent : Richard Losier, Co-President of the Local Campaign Committee

Tracadie – 2019

On October 23, 2018, the Fondation Les Amis de l’Hôpital de Tracadie launched its major fundraising campaign to the general public. This is the first major campaign in its history under the theme Improving health services in our region.”

Funds raised will help finance two projects, namely the modernization of the Dialysis Unit and the creation of a Chronic Disease Management Clinic. The projects are valued at over $1.5 million dollars including the $950,000 goal for the Major Fundraising Campaign. This $950,000 campaign is much more than a financial objective, it’s a community project.

A campaign committee was formed, and the Foundation was fortunate enough to work with a team of community leaders: two local businessmen were eager to get involved in this adventure, including campaign co-chairs: Richard Losier and Léopold Thériault. They were supported in their efforts by leaders who are very active in the community: André Morais, Chair of the Major Campaign Committee, Dr. Carlyle Louis, Chair of the Family Campaign Committee, Mireille Saulnier, Chair of the Major Donations Committee, Clifford Robichaud, Chair of the Local Campaign Committee, and Oscar Roussel, Chair of the Community Approaches Committee. The committee also included several volunteers who want to make a difference in the success of this major fundraising campaign.

Numerous meetings were held by our volunteers with different companies, organizations and individuals. All these meetings, without exception, were very fructuous because all of them had these causes at heart, they all had someone in their family or closely affected by dialysis or chronic diseases.

The major fundraising campaign, the largest in our Foundation’s history, confirmed a significant portion of the funding needed to renovate the Dialysis Unit and create a Chronic Disease Management Clinic.

The goal was to raise $950,000 but an amount of $1,074,355 was achieved thanks to the generosity of the community.

By giving to the Foundation, you have at the same time illuminated the sometimes very dark daily lives of patients who are going through difficult times and are looking for light at the end of the tunnel.

Today, we are very proud of our commitment by being the carrier of this major project.  The project is valued at more than $1.5 million and our Foundation is proud to be a partner of Vitalité Health Network, which is contributing $600,000 to the realization of this project.

The COOP Régionale de la Baie celebrates its 50/50 lotto’s 15th anniversary.

Tracadie – 2018

The Coopérative Régionale de la Baie (IGA) Ltée de Tracadie celebrated the 15th anniversary of its Loto 50/50 coop santé communautaire with its members today. To thank its members for the considerable support they have offered in recent years, the Coopérative held its regular draw but also drew 15 extra $1000 prizes. A number of dignitaries were in attendance for the draws and cake cutting.

The Loto 50/50 coop santé communautaire has allowed the members of the Coopérative Régionale de la Baie (IGA) Ltée de Tracadie to share, with the Fondation Les Amis de l’Hôpital de Tracadie Inc. and various organizations in the region a total of almost $7 million.

Inauguration of the new facilities for the phlebotomy service at the Tracadie-Sheila Hospital

Tracadie – 2017


From left to right: Keith Chiasson, Chief of Staff for the Minister of Environment and Local Government; Pierre Ferguson, president of the Regional Bay Cooperative; Philippe Ferguson, President of the Friends of the Tracadie Hospital Foundation; Gilles Lanteigne, President and CEO of the Network; Gina Losier, medical laboratory technologist; Denis Losier, Mayor of Tracadie and Stéphane Legacy, Vice-President of External Consulting Services and Professional Service

The Vitalité Health Network inaugurated its new facilities for the phlebotomy service at the Tracadie-Sheila Hospital during an official ceremony which took place in front of several guests and dignitaries presented at the event.

This project, at a total cost of $ 401,850, was made possible thanks to a partnership between the Vitalité Health Network ($ 170,650), the Regional Cooperative of the Bay ($ 200,000) and the Fondation Les Amis de l’Hôpital de Tracadie Hospital ($ 31,200). The improvements include the addition of new equipment and adapted workspace as well as the redevelopment of existing spaces, including the waiting room.

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