Our Hospital, Our StoriesWarmest Holiday Wishes from our CEO and Chair of the Board

Posted on: Dec 20, 2023

As we reflect upon 2023, we are in awe of the unwavering support of our donors. We celebrate you and express our sincere gratitude for helping make our hospital the beacon of hope and healing it is today.

Patients are the ‘why’ of our work … but YOU are undoubtedly the ‘how’.

Thank you for your commitment to enabling the work of skilled healthcare teams and researchers—bringing innovation and opportunity to the Royal Alexandra Hospital and its medical centres of excellence.

In the last year alone, YOU have helped bring new technology that paves the way to more effective treatments and, ultimately, extends and saves more lives. YOU have helped fund an innovative pilot program that delivers a reconciled approach to medical care for Indigenous women and gender-diverse peoples in our community. YOU have helped recruit exciting new physician and clinician leaders who have bold visions for the future. And, YOU have helped catalyze research opportunities today that will change health outcomes for women and girls tomorrow.

Donors, like patients, come from all walks of life. What connects everyone is the desire to advance care. That is our Royal Alex community—thank you for being part of it.

If you are still considering your year-end charitable gift to the hospital, thank you, in advance. If you have already given, we would like to express our sincere gratitude for your support and your compassion.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, the staff at the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation, as well as the hospital’s care teams thank you and we wish you a wonderful holiday season.


Sharlene Rutherford, B.PA, MBA
President & CEO
Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation

Dan Lefaivre, FCPA, FCMA, ICD.D
Board Chair
Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation



Watch the video message (below) from President & CEO Sharlene Rutherford