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Heart Rhythm Fundraising Completed!

The beginning of a new year presents a natural time for reflection before planning begins for the coming months.  As we reflect on 2017, our thoughts, above all else, turn to the overwhelming and generous support of this incredible community.

We are exceedingly grateful to our donors, community partners, and friends; without which the provision of quality, patient-centered care at St. Mary’s would not be possible.   You enable our work, and for that we want to say “thank you”.

It is with the utmost joy that we announce that the close of 2017 also marked the conclusion of fundraising efforts for the Heart Rhythm Program at St. Mary’s.  It was a $15 million undertaking, made possible thanks to you. 

Many in the community contributed substantially over the duration of the campaign, and we are so thankful.  We owe a very special thank you to one incredible partner and benefactor – The Lyle S. Hallman Foundation – for their outstanding gesture of generosity and support.   Their $1.5 million investment completed our fundraising efforts for this long anticipated project; ensuring residents of our Region will have access to a full continuum of specialized cardiac care, close to home.

On behalf of everyone at St. Mary’s, thank you for your on-going investment and support.  Your generosity ensures that care will be here, when you need it most.

We wish you and your family health and happiness to come in 2018.

Susan Dusick

President | St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation


“I’m very grateful to the Lyle S. Hallman Foundation for pushing this campaign over the top.  This sends a very powerful message to the Government that our community supports having top notch cardiac facilities within our Region.  Our staff appreciate the community’s overwhelming support of this project and look forward to offering Heart Rhythm services, locally, in late 2018.”

Don Shilton,

President | St. Mary’s General Hospital