Humber River Hospital Acknowledges $1 Million Contribution from Small Professional Firm

TORONTO, Dec. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Humber River Hospital, and the Humber River Hospital Foundation, is extremely pleased to announce that they have received a $1 Million donation from msi Spergel Inc./Mandelbaum Spergel Gluckman Group/Spergel Forster Silverberg & Gluckman, LLP ('SPERGEL') in support of the Foundation's Capital Campaign. The funds will help Humber River build and equip its new facility, currently under construction at Keele Street and Highway 401 in Toronto. The gift was presented to Hospital and Foundation representatives by Mr. Alan Spergel, Managing Partner of SPERGEL.

Humber River Hospital and the community served by the hospital have benefited from the support of SPERGEL, who has been a contributor towards the Foundation's various efforts for more than a decade. This latest donation will be directed towards Humber's $225 million capital campaign. The new Humber River Hospital will further enhance the high quality, safe, efficient care provided in the hospital's current facilities by maximizing the benefits of technology, lean design and environmental planning.

The hospital's cutting-edge approach to design and technology will result in more time at the bedside for care providers, nurturing the personal interactions that form the basis of great hospital care. Enhanced communications between patient and care team will empower patients to participate in their care like no other hospital in North America. This strategy has attracted interest from around the globe as other organizations look to learn from Humber's expertise in acute care hospital planning.

When open in the Fall of 2015, the new hospital will have 656 beds, 80% single patient rooms and increased Emergency and Critical Care capacity. Robotic technology will assist in many areas of the hospital, including delicate surgical procedures.  The centerpiece of the hospital's plans to revolutionize health care for the community, it will be North America's first fully digital hospital.

Quotes:

Dr. Rueben Devlin, President & CEO, HRRH

"SPERGEL has been a great friend to our organization over the past several years. This very generous donation will help us provide state-of-the-art care for thousands of patients in the years ahead. We are very grateful to everyone at Spergel for the support and confidence in our team that this donation represents."

Ms. Heather Hurst, President, Humber River Hospital Foundation

"This $1 Million gift by SPERGEL is a tremendous boost to our capital campaign. It is the support of organizations such as SPERGEL that will ensure our campaign's success"

Mr. Alan Spergel, Managing Partner, SPERGEL

"Humber River is now our hospital charity of choice and I'm delighted to announce this expression of support for their new facility. I have seen firsthand the dedication and commitment of the hospital team, and I know they will use the new building to deliver exceptional care to our community for generations to come."

About Humber River Hospital:

Humber River Hospital is one of Canada's largest regional acute care hospitals, serving a catchment area of more than 850,000 people in the northwest Greater Toronto Area. The hospital currently operates on three sites with a total of 549 beds, 3,000 staff, approximately 600 physicians and 400 volunteers. Affiliated with the University of Toronto, the hospital is home to Ontario's first Centre of Excellence for laparoscopic bariatric surgery, Canada's first home nocturnal dialysis program and a major cancer program.

Humber River Hospital is currently building North America's first fully digital hospital, one that the organization plans to make a technological and environmental showcase.
Learn more about Humber River Hospital at www.hrrh.ca.

SOURCE: Humber River Regional Hospital

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Gerard Power
Director
Public and Corporate Communications
t. 416-243-4448
gpower@hrrh.on.ca