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March 8, 2023

Women’s Health Project will help fund gynecological care around the clock

The Women’s Health Project will provide upgrades to existing surgical equipment intended for gynecological care at HSC Winnipeg Women’s Hospital.

Thanks to our generous supporters, the HSC Foundation’s Women’s Health Project recently reached its $105,000 fundraising goal, and we are thrilled to honour this achievement on International Women’s Day! These funds are a step towards ensuring equitable health care for women in Manitoba.

Embracing equity is the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day—embracing equity to achieve equality for women in all aspects of life, health care included.

“Not only did the Foundation’s campaign make these specific upgrades possible, it shone a spotlight on the unique nature of women’s health,” says Dr. Erin Dean, Gynecologic Oncologist at HSC. “The fact that donors understood this and responded generously is gratifying and important for the future of women’s health care in Manitoba.”

The Women’s Health Project campaign was led by Katie Hall Hursh, a member of HSC Foundation’s Board of Directors and Chair of the Fundraising Committee.

“Once again, Manitobans—many of whom were first-time donors to the Health Sciences Centre Foundation—have proven the depths of their generosity. Because of them, women from all over our province will have access to timely, state-of-the-art surgical care when they need it,” says Hursh.

Emergency gynecological surgeries include procedures for ovarian torsion (when the ovary twists around the tissue that supports it) and ectopic pregnancy (when a fertilized egg implants outside of the uterus). Sometimes, these surgeries can be scheduled, but often these conditions require immediate attention.


Your generosity can continue to support women’s health care. Consider making a donation to our Operation Excellence campaign to provide the best health care possible for all Manitobans.

A Video Message from Katie Hall Hursh and Dr. Erin Dean