I am a Grateful Patient

Join our Circle of Compassionate Care

Many patients, who, along with their families, have experienced compassionate care at St. Boniface Hospital, look for a way to express their gratitude.

Through the Circle of Compassionate Care program, you can show your appreciation for the doctors, nurses, volunteers, and other staff members who helped provide hope and healing during your time at St. Boniface Hospital. You can say “thank you” to:

  • The surgical team whose skill and attention to detail restored your body
  • The therapists who patiently helped you regain your strength
  • The nurses and doctors who took the time to explain your medications and answer your questions
  • The volunteer who spent time with you on a day your regular visitors weren’t available
  • The food services employee whose lunchtime smile brightened your afternoon
  • The whole team – the people who helped you feel safe and comfortable while you healed

When you recognize a caregiver through the Circle of Compassionate care program, a personalized card is sent on your behalf. Donations to St. Boniface Hospital Foundation will have a lasting impact on patient care for generations to come.*

*The amount of your gift will not be disclosed. It is not necessary to make a donation.

Click the button below to share a story about your Hospital experience and recognize the caregivers who made an impression.




Dozens of grateful patients, families and friends have used St. Boniface Hospital Foundation’s Circle of Compassionate Care program to make a donation and recognize outstanding caregivers at St. Boniface Hospital.

Portrait of former 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba John Harvard in his home in Winnipeg. June 25, 2013 Ruth Bonneville Winnipeg Free Press

Portrait of  23rd Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba John Harvard in his home in Winnipeg. June 25, 2013, Ruth Bonneville, Winnipeg Free Press.

John Harvard and the Art of Legacy

In January 2016, in the final days of his storied and celebrated life, the late Honourable John Harvard, PC, OM, LLD, Manitoba’s 23rd Lieutenant Governor, made an inspiring donation to the Buhler Gallery at St. Boniface Hospital. His gift will allow art from the gallery’s permanent collection to be enjoyed by people throughout the Hospital – including patient rooms – with high-quality framed reproductions. Harvard made the donation as an expression of gratitude for the care he received at St. Boniface Hospital. As a passionate supporter of the arts, his vision was that this initiative would lift the spirits of room-bound patients and their visitors, thereby promoting healing and introspection.



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Here are just a few of the stories the Foundation has received.

Wow! I was impressed by how all the heart surgery team members (so many!) made the patient (me) feel welcome, safe and informed. They responded expediently, but kindly, during my healing. Plus, follow-up calls to my home after the operation. The coordination and cooperation of so many professionals was amazing! You saved my life!

– E. Stockmann

Thanks for being the kind of person who made a difference in my world. Forget injuries, never forget kindness.

– Susanne Abi-Saleh

From a diabetes patient: thank you for being there for me. You made a devastating challenge very manageable.

– Barb Kelly

The staff at St. Boniface Hospital treat you like you are family. Every step of my recovery, I had staff cheering for me – from housekeeping to porters to clerical staff. Even security gave me a hug.

– Shawna Forester Smith

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