A $250,000 donation from Goldcorp has pushed the 2013-2016 Capital Campaign over the $15-million dollar goal.

Representatives from Goldcorp Porcupine Gold Mines attended the Timmins and District Hospital Foundation’s 19th Annual Spring Gala held at The Senator Hotel on May 6 to present the quarter-million dollar cheque. On hand were Bryan Neeley, Sustainability Manager and Greg Hart, Manager of Operations.

Accepting the cheque on behalf of the Timmins and District Hospital were 2013-2016 Capital Campaign cabinet members Dave McGirr and Gabriel Provost.

“As a major employer in the city of Timmins, we know that many of our employees and their families depend on the services at Timmins and District Hospital,” stated Neeley, “Supporting our hospital is essentially about supporting our families and that’s what makes this community partnership a perfect fit for Goldcorp.”

“We are truly grateful to Goldcorp Porcupine Gold Mines’ commitment to its community and their dedication towards enhancing healthcare in Timmins and surrounding area,” stated Janna Burke, TADH Foundation Executive Director. “This remarkable contribution brings Goldcorp’s total funds donated to the 2013-2016 Capital Campaign to a most impressive $1,750,000 which will help fund the purchase of urgently-needed medical equipment for several departments and programs at TADH.”

Burke says that many of the items outlined in the campaign have been purchased and areas like the Breast Wellness Centre have been constructed.

The big one that’s being looked at right now is renovations to the ER.  Burke says that’s in the hands of hospital administrators and a decision on when to perform those renos have yet to be made.

“I am happy to announce that this donation pushes the Foundation’s 2013-2016 Capital Campaign – Building for Tomorrow’s Healthcare Today past the $15 million mark thus allowing us to close the campaign on a very high note,” stated Jean-Paul Aubé, 2013-2016 Capital Campaign Chairperson.

“I couldn’t be more pleased with the results of this campaign and attribute its success to the overwhelming generosity of the people of Timmins and surrounding area,” added Aubé.

Funds donated from Goldcorp went toward the purchase of two chemistry analyzers for the hospital laboratory and a fluoroscopy machine for the medical imaging department. The rest of the funds will be used to purchase additional medical equipment for several departments at Timmins and District Hospital.

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