Building on their $3 million commitment to Osler’s ‘You Have The Power’ Campaign, Osler’s Volunteer Association has donated an additional $1.5 million to help close the gap in funding for construction of the new patient tower at Etobicoke General Hospital, which opened its doors to patients on June 23.
The gift from Osler’s Volunteer Association was announced on Wednesday, June 12, at a grand opening celebration to mark the completion of the new patient tower. In conjunction with the $1.5 million gift, the Volunteer Association launched the ‘Etobicoke Matters’ Challenge to encourage everyone in the community to donate to meet the final goal.
“Etobicoke General’s new patient tower will allow us to provide exceptional care for our community,” said Ken Mayhew, President & CEO, William Osler Health System Foundation. “We have raised almost $22 million of our $25 million goal to build and equip the new state-of-the-art building. We are thrilled with the generous gift from Osler’s Volunteer Association. We are very excited and hope community members are inspired to help in whatever way they can, knowing that the impact of their gift will be doubled.”
One hundred percent of the hospital equipment and ten percent of the construction costs are funded by the community, and every dollar counts. Osler’s volunteers dedicate their time to making the community better, and raising funds for the campaign is just another way they are stepping in to help out when it matters most.
The new patient tower is the first major expansion of Etobicoke General Hospital, which opened in 1972. The new 250,000 square foot space features a larger state-of-the-art emergency department; new Critical Care unit; cardiology, respiratory and neurodiagnostic services; and expanded women’s and children’s space, including a maternal-newborn unit with 10 private birthing suites and a special care nursery.