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, by contributing to the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment and the implementation of projects for the continuous improvement of health care and related services.
Since 1993, the BMP Foundation has raised more than 27 million invested in:
- 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.
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
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 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