Christine and David French
What struck us most was the incredible feeling of caring that fills the hospital. We found that everyone there was happy to help us. They’re so incredibly friendly – and that means an awful lot when you’re in the hospital. I can honestly say that caring seems to be a way of life at St. Michael’s.
– Christine French

“Sometimes people ask my husband David and I why we support St. Michael’s as monthly donors,” says Christine French.

“It’s simple. We had long heard about the Hospital’s reputation for excellence in medical care. Then we both found ourselves patients at St Michael’s – for a hip replacement and to see the cardiologists – and had the chance to witness this excellence ourselves.

What struck us most was the incredible feeling of caring that fills the hospital. We found that everyone there was happy to help us. They’re so incredibly friendly – and that means an awful lot when you’re in the hospital. I can honestly say that caring seems to be a way of life at St. Michael’s. All the staff – and I mean everyone – took a genuine interest in us as people. They took the time to speak with us, never rushing us through the system.

“We’ll do anything we can to help St. Michael’s continue to offer great care. Nothing else matters as much as the health of our loved ones.”

In fact, the last time my husband and I left St. Michael’s, we asked each other, “Don’t we always come out of this place feeling like we were the only ones treated today?”

St. Michael’s makes a deep impression on the people who experience care here. It’s the dedication of our people. It’s our reputation as a teaching hospital. It’s the way we treat you.

Of course, thousands of people are treated at St Michael’s each day. But the patient care is so personal, we felt like we were the only ones there.

So, that’s why we are donors. It’s such an easy way to support an important cause. And it works within our budget. We’ll do anything we can to help St. Michael’s continue to offer great care. Nothing else matters as much as the health of our loved ones.”