Letter to Community Members...
Docs in The Creek
Yippee! Whooohooo! Magnifique! A location has been selected for our new Community Health Centre in the hamlet of Bragg Creek and we’re ready to make it happen! Our goal is to have the centre operational by the spring of 2012 and to accomplish this goal, we need your help TODAY! Your response and support TODAY will determine whether or not our health centre will become a reality.
Due to the efforts of our Calgary Rural Primary Care Network (CRPCN) partner, a number of physicians have stepped forward expressing an interest in staffing our health centre. Negotiations are currently underway with these physicians to ensure that their goals, values and business practise preferences are aligned with what is needed in our community.
The CRPCN has engaged a primary care consultant to design and plan the centre and negotiate the various agreements required, and the development of working drawings is will be underway shortly.
While this health centre and its operations will be supported financially by the CRPCN and the landlord, WE, as a community, must contribute the necessary ‘up front’ funding to complete the centre build-out and provide the necessary equipment and furnishings. This is our show of good faith & partnership as a community.
The budget for the build-out and equipment is $170,000and our deadline is January 31, 2012! Yourdonation and support is an essential component in being able to successfully establish the Health Centre. Without your financial support, we cannot succeed. So, here’s how you can contribute and support:
Make a dollar contribution to the “Docs in The Creek” campaign fund. Donations can be made online at www.docsinthecreek.comor by mail directly to the Calgary Health Trust (see brochure for form and details) by cash, cheque, credit card or debit card. Tax receipts will be provided for all donations.
Spread the word: Talk to your colleagues and employers. Ask them for their support – how about them matching your contribution! Challenge other families & friends to match or exceed your donation!
Support the Health Centre Opening: Our doctors are committed to meeting the community needs identified in our Spring 2011 survey…choose them as your family physicians when the Centre opens.
Our vision is that the Health Centre will ultimately be the hub of a broad range of integrated health and wellness options and programs, whose services will extend beyond primary health care, to meet the specific needs of the community and the multitude of visitors to our beautiful wilderness destinations.
We’ve done the ‘groundwork’ and now we’re asking for your financial and vocal support - community members & philanthropic patrons alike! Don’t let us down ... we’re counting on YOU!
Thank-you from your neighbours & friends on the Mountain Woods Health Services Board.