Our Mission

The North Central Health Care Foundation was established to solicit and apply funds and resources to enhance the provision of health and care for the resident of Melfort and area.

Our Facilities

  • Melfort Hospital and its services
  • Parkland Place, Melfort and its services
  • Home Care, Melfort and Naicam
  • Chateau Providence, St. Brieux
  • Nirvana Assisted Living, Melfort

Our History

The Foundation was established in 2001. The Foundation`s principal and explicit purpose is to raise funds from private sources in support of local healthcare needs, especially for the purchase of equipment and furnishings.

From 2002 through 2003 the Foundation succeeded in raising more than $1 million toward the furnishing of Parkland Place during the Coming Home: Welcome Home to Parkland Place Capital Campaign.

In 2007 the Foundation was challenged with the goal, successfully attained, of raising $250 000 required for the upgrading of the digital imaging services at Melfort Hospital.

Since its inception, the Foundation has raised an additional $580 000 and authorized purchases to meet the needs at Melfort Hospital, Parkland Place, including the Therapies Department, Nirvana Assisted Living, and Home Care services in Melfort.

Annual Report and Financial Statement ( coming soon )

Board of Directors

Peggy George Interim Chair : (306) 752-5165

Sharon Beaulieu, Secretary-Treasurer : (306) 752-8736

Donna Ponath : (306) 921-7117

Gift Shops

The Gift Shops at Melfort Hospital and Parkland Place (Mary`s Gift Shop) operate under the auspices of the North Central Health Care Foundation.

The shops carry everything from home décor, collectibles and gift-ware, baby items, confectionery, outdoor items and seasonal gifts for the whole family. Both gift shops are run totally by volunteers who contribute approximately 3500 volunteer hours per year. Over the past ten years, our two gift shops have raised over a quarter of a million dollars for the Foundation. In 2007, when the Foundation was raising money for the first digital imaging machine, the gift shops were credited with a donation of $30 000 toward the campaign.

Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless!


Front row, left to right – Dorothy Stewart-Mary’s Gift Shop scheduler; Elaine Welter-MUH scheduler; Peggy George-Manager/Purchaser; Dorie Schlechte-MUH bookkeeper; Jo Sane.

Middle row, left to right – Audrey Lefebvre, Donna Irvine, Ann Farwell, Marlene Baptist, Robin Miazga, Gail Glanville, Dorothy Busby

Back row, left to right – Diana Sinden, Fern Olexson, Elaine Wiebe, Fran Tatlow

Missing – Merle Kipling, Beryl Rogers, Karen Schell, Imogene Schick, Sharon Heavin-Mary’s Gift Shop bookkeeper, Elvina Hirsch, Cheryl Helstrom, Adele Wellar, Janet Welch, Marg Gallais, Marianna Moldova, Florence Cockwill, Marilyn Brataschuk, Carol McKerracher

Parkland Place Mary’s Gifts: Melfort

(306) 752-1699

Melfort Hospital Gift Shop

(306) 752-8710