About us

Mission of the BMP Foundation

The Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital Foundation contributes to improving the accessibility and quality of health care provided to the population of Brome-Missisquoi. Through the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital and the services the Hospital also provides outside the boundaries of its walls, the BMP Foundation contribute to the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment and the implementation of projects for the continuous improvement of health care and related services.

Achivements of the Foundation

Since 1993, the BMP Foundation has raised more than $32 million to support its major directions::

  • Purchasing state-of-the-art equipment;
  • Modernizing medical facilities;
  • Providing additional training for healthcare staff;
  • Scholarships for students wanting to pursue a career in healthcare.

History of the BMP Hospital and its foundation

The history of the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital and its Foundation is 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 on 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

Premier hôpital en 1912
The first hospital in 1912

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

Inauguration of the new hospital by Québec Premier Maurice Duplessis, August 21, 1954

1989 – Launch of a major capital campaign that will lead to the of founding of a non-profit organization

Hôpital BMP vers 1958
Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital, 1958

1993 – Establishment of the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital Foundation

1999 – Threatened with the loss of its traumatology Centre, over 2,500 people encircled the Hospital to show their disapproval of the potential loss

2005 – Confirmation of the Hospital’s expansion and redevelopment plan by Minister of Health and Social Services Philippe Couillard

2008 – Major campaign to raise $10 million for modernizing the emergency room, the construction of a new outpatient clinic, the addition of 60 long-term care beds and the purchase of new equipment

2015 –BMP Foundation suggested the creation of a Health committee including leaders of the MRC Brome-Missisquoi for the advancement of certain critical files concerning the community

2017 – Renovation of the Birthing Pavilion, $350,000 investment by the BMP Foundation

2017 – Opening of the new Surgical External Clinic, over $1 million investment

2018 – Launch of the 2018-2022 S’Élever – Rise Major Campaign

2018 – Inauguration of the new oncology clinic $1.65 million investment on a cost of $2.2 million

2020 – Opening of the new orthopedic clinic, $1.35 million investment from the Foundation on a cost of $2.5 million

2021 – BMP Emergency Department named Bronze Level Elderly Friendly Emergency