The Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital Foundation contributes to improving the accessibility and quality of health care provided to the people of Brome-Missisquoi by helping to finance the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment and by contributing to the implementation of projects for the continuous improvement of health care of the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital.
Since 1993, the BMP Foundation was invested and invested more than 27 million dollars in:
- Cutting edge equipment
- Modernization of facilities
- Additional training to medical staff
- Student bursaries for study in health care
The history of the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital and its Foundation is mainly a story of committed citizens concerned by the health of their community. Over the last hundred years, the population of Brome-Missisquoi has not only supported at several occasions the institution, but also made its success.
- 1910 – The needs of a growing community demanded greater care than a few general practitioners could provide. A group of doctors and local residents purchase an old hotel to transform it into a hospital
- 1911 – Opening of the District of Bedford General Hospital
- 1931 – The hospital became known as the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital as a result of a legacy the late Edward Calvin Perkins
- 1952 – An important fundraising campaign is launched to allow the construction of a modern building, once again residents showcase their support
- 1989 – Launch of a major capital campaign that will lead to the of founding of a non-profit organization
- 1993 – Establishment of the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital Foundation
- 1999 – Threatened with the loss of its traumatology Center, over 2,500 people encircled the Hospital to show their disapproval of the potential loss.