Interview: Saneh Singh, Senior Development Coordinator, Annual Giving
Tell us a little about yourself!
Hi, my name is Saneh and I work on Annual Giving at Humber River Hospital Foundation. This includes direct mail, monthly donors, tribute giving, online giving, and community events. I have worked here for a little over a year, since July 2016.
How would you explain your job to a friend?
I work with our community, which includes local businesses, Humber staff and volunteers, and patients, their friends, and family. Most of them have been inspired by Humber in some way and I help them find ways that they can give back—whether it’s through organizing a fundraiser, becoming a monthly donor, or sharing their story of hope and healing with others.
Is there a Program of Care you have a personal connection to?
Two Programs of Care come to mind. First is Dialysis because my mom has been a dialysis nurse for 28 years and she’s had some great experiences throughout the years. She actually inspired me to work in a hospital.
Second, Cancer Care because it unfortunately is such a universal experience. Like most families, cancer has impacted my life and you really learn the true sense of “community” by seeing the great work the nurses and other staff do in that Department.
What are your three favourite pieces of technology at Humber River?
The STERIS RealView technology because it easily allows families and friends to follow their loved ones through their surgical journey. Surgery is always scary but at least this provides some sense of connection and comfort. The IBT (Integrated Bedside Terminal) because it empowers patients. And the Automated Guided Vehicles because they are always fun to run into in the hallways (unless I’m running late!).
What are your favourite Hospital spaces?
Every morning I walk in through the South Concourse and it’s a great way to start my day. Lots of light and energy. I also enjoy the Healing Gardens. It’s a nice place to take a break or catch up on some reading. And the Volunteer Desk because we are lucky to have such dedicated and friendly people there.
Do you have a favourite project?
My favourite project is Humber’s Heart-fuelled messages. I love reading the Heart messages we receive from grateful patients, friends, and family members. It’s so inspiring and touching to see how connected people are to Humber. I hope these messages help others who come visit the Hospital as well.
What is one awesome thing you’ve done in the last year?
I married my best friend. And around the same time, I started this job at Humber.
What inspires you?
My friends and family.