US Friends of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Inc.
Prince Edward Island, Canada







Established in 2001 as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, the US Friends of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital is the connection between our hospital and our American visitors and their friends and families who want to support the medical needs of our hospital. The funds raised through programs such as the US Friends assist the QEH in providing supplemental care, treatment, and much-needed medical equipment.

A gift through the US Friends of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital can take many forms, including:

  • An outright contribution
  • A pledge to make an annual gift through preauthorized payment
  • A bequest left in your will to the US Friends of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Inc.
  • A planned gift which allows you to receive a charitable contribution now while you or other beneficiaries of your choice continue to receive income for life or for a fixed term.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital receives the greatest benefit; the security knowing that you care about our hospital and want to make a difference. Perhaps you have family or friends who are, or have been, cared for at the QEH. A lasting legacy allows the hospital to better serve the community in the future by knowing medical equipment can be updated and replaced as needed.

The US Friends of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Inc. Announces New Directors

Jo-Anne Doyle-Knysh is a former Islander living in California and working in the financial field with Apple. A frequent visitor to the Island with a cottage in the Stanley Bridge area, she was inspired by her mother Dorothy Doyle, who is a life-time member of the QEH Auxiliary, to join the US Friends of the QEH. Jo-Anne believes in the importance of health care for Island families and chooses to support the many visitors like her who vacation on the Island.

Dr. John Ready is a former Islander and an orthopedic surgeon from Massachusetts with a summer home in the Rustico area. Many would know Dr. Ready’s parents, the late Mayor Jack and Anne Ready of Charlottetown. As a specialist, Dr. Ready knows the importance of quality health care for all, including summer residents and hundreds of tourists who require urgent care while in the province.

Dr. Ready and Ms. Doyle-Knysh join directors Frank Bostwick, Colin Younker (Treasurer), J. Gordon MacKay (Clerk), Barbara Dunphy (Past President) and Tracey Comeau (President) on the Board. 

For further information, please contact Barb Dunphy at 902-894-2494.

Seasonal Residents Enjoy PEI

Infield Reception McGrath croppedMassachusetts residents Paul and MaryBeth McGrath are grateful for the services available at the QEH that has helped them and their family continue the long-standing tradition of vacationing in PEI, while still receiving excellent health care away from ‘home’. Click here to read more.