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Together, we will ensure that SMGH is here for our community tomorrow, for our children and our children’s children.

What’s important to you? Your family? Your church? Your community? A legacy gift made through your will or estate plan is a tangible way to demonstrate what matters most to you — to put a marker in history of your walk on this earth.

In fact, SMGH started in 1914 thanks to two legacy gifts made by sisters who wanted to see a hospital in their community. Today, residents from Lake Erie to Lake Huron benefit from their benevolence.

Times have changed, and so has our hospital as we continue to innovate, looking at the health care needs of the region and providing those services to you. It might be new, safer anaesthesia machines for surgical suites; it could be an expanded hip and knee replacement service in response to growing demand; or upgrading to digital imaging for annual mammograms.

"All of the tools of the modern clinician are tremendously expensive," says President and CEO Todd Stepanuik. "We can't provide any of these tools without legacy contributions."

Making a planned gift to the SMGH Foundation benefits both you and the hospital: you're able to maximize tax benefits associated with charitable giving and you can remain secure in the knowledge that your gift will contribute to high-quality health care, close to home.