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Hospital CEO taking the polar plunge in support of Mariposa House Hospice

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

(January 16, 2019 – Orillia, ON)  Carmine Stumpo, President and CEO of Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH) has confirmed his participation in the Severn Winterfest Polar Bear Dip on Sunday, January 27th at ODAS Park.    Proceeds from the event will support Mariposa House Hospice which is scheduled to begin construction later this year. 

“I’ll be chilled and thrilled,” said Stumpo.  “Chilled coming out of the water, but thrilled to be able to support the establishment of such an important and much-needed facility for our community.”  

The five-bed hospice will be built on 2.4 acres of land just outside of Orillia, at 1140 Brodie Drive and should be complete this Fall.  A $3.5 million fundraising campaign is well underway with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care approving $1 million in capital funding along with a $300,000 grant from the County of Simcoe.   Orillia is currently the only major city in the Simcoe County area without a hospice. 

Anyone who would like to make a pledge in support of Carmine, can do so by emailing Cathie Easton at cdeaston@osmh.on.ca.  Receipts are available for all pledges in excess of $20 and will be processed by Mariposa House Hospice.    

Theevent begins at 1:00 p.m. on January 27th. 

Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH) is located in Orillia, Ontario (just 114 kilometres north of Toronto) and serves more than 440,000 residents in North Simcoe Muskoka. OSMH provides a comprehensive range of programs and services, including medical, surgical and emergency care, dialysis, obstetrical and paediatric care, mental health and rehabilitation services. For more information please visit our website at www.osmh.on.ca.


For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Terry Dyni

Director,Community Relations


Cell:  705-330-7027

Email: tadyni@osmh.on.ca  

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