Thirty Years, Supporting Excellent Healthcare

Cheryl Pavoni. Executive Director, Sault Area Hospital Foundation

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON (June 28, 2018) – The Sault Area Hospital Foundation (SAHF) Board of Directors and Staff will soon be recruiting for an Executive Director to replace its leader. Cheryl Pavoni, Executive Director of SAHF, advised the Board in the fall that she is ready for the next stage of her life, retirement, which will begin this fall, after 30 years with the fundraising organization. Under Cheryl’s direction, SAHF was able to raise the funds necessary to equip the Sault Area Hospital site on Great Northern Road and since then, purchase millions of dollars in medical equipment to allow local healthcare professionals to deliver excellent care to local patients.

“I could not have chosen a more challenging and rewarding career.   Over the years, I enjoyed building relationships with many individuals, organizations, businesses, volunteers and others in the community.  It has been a privilege to work with donors to uncover their passions and interests and fulfil their wishes in a meaningful way, to benefit our patients. I know in my heart that there is a bright future for the Hospital Foundation and I will continue to be an ambassador in the community to ensure we have quality care, close to home.” Pavoni said.

“Cheryl’s decision to retire comes with mixed feelings: while we are happy for her as she starts a new chapter of her life after tremendous dedication to the Foundation, she leaves big shoes to fill. She has had such a passion for her work and has built strong relationships with our donors and she will truly be missed by all of us. Cheryl can certainly be proud of her achievements and the success of the Foundation under her leadership.” Elaine Pitcher, Chair, Sault Area Hospital Foundation Board of Directors.

The search for a new Executive Director will soon be commencing. All interested parties should look to the Sault Area Hospital Career Page for details.

The Sault Area Hospital Foundation (SAHF) is responsible for raising funds to purchase medical equipment for the Sault Area Hospital (SAH). Community funding pays for hospital equipment, the tools our caregivers need to keep you healthy. Community fundraising is a reality that every hospital in the province faces. Local dollars save local lives. Donations to SAHF allow SAH to deliver care with leading-edge medical equipment and acquisition of the latest information technology. Philanthropic investments to SAHF can help expand the knowledge and competency of physicians, nurses and staff. Together with our community, the Foundation, as the primary source of funding for equipment, can ensure the citizens of Sault Ste. Marie and area have quality patient-centered healthcare. We will inspire donors to join us in raising funds for Sault Area Hospital to ensure the delivery of outstanding care, close to home.


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