Apotex Inc. invests in patient care reinvented: pledges $10 Million in support of the New Humber River Hospital
TORONTO, Aug. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Apotex Inc. today announced a transformational gift of $10 million in support of the Emergency Department at the NEW Humber River Hospital - North America's first fully digital hospital.
Mr. Jack Kay, CEO of Apotex Inc., the Honourable Deb Matthews, Minister of Health & Long-Term Care, and Dr. Rueben Devlin, President & CEO of Humber River Hospital, joined friends of Apotex and Humber River at the construction site of the new hospital to announce Apotex's pledge. Mr. Kay presented Minister Matthews and Dr. Devlin with a cheque for $10 million, followed by the unveiling of a sign celebrating Apotex's commitment to the hospital.
The new hospital's Emergency Department will be named in recognition of Apotex's generosity. Their gift will enable Humber River to expand access to state-of-the-art emergency care services for the people of the northwest Greater Toronto Area when the new hospital opens in the Fall of 2015. The new Emergency Department is expected to see over 114,000 visits in the first year, providing a full range of emergency care services to patients and families.
This expression of Apotex's support for Humber River Hospital is just the latest in a twenty-year association between the two organizations. As Canada's largest Canadian-owned pharmaceutical company, Apotex understands the importance of investing in its community. Their unparalleled commitment to Humber River for over two decades has helped generations of patients and families receive outstanding care at their hospital. This leadership gift in support of the hospital Foundation's Capital Campaign is a testament to their belief in Humber River Hospital's vision to reinvent patient care.
The Honourable Deb Matthews, MPP
Minister of Health & Long-Term Care
"I want to thank Apotex, along with every donor to the Humber River Hospital Foundation's Capital Campaign, for their generous support for the hospital's redevelopment. The new Humber River Hospital will transform health care in this community by providing patients with the right care, at the right time and in the right place."
Mr. Jack Kay
CEO, Apotex Inc.
"With our headquarters in Ontario and over 3,000 employees in the Humber River Hospital catchment area, this hospital is very important to Apotex. We have had a long association with HRH and many of our employees have benefitted from the care provided at the hospital. This is why we are proud to support the NEW Humber River Hospital with a significant gift of $10 million in support of their $225 million capital campaign."
Dr. Rueben Devlin
President & CEO, Humber River Hospital
"Apotex as an organization and Jack Kay personally, have been dedicated to this community and our Hospital for over 20 years. This latest gift is yet another tangible expression of their commitment to making community investments that have meaningful results. From creating jobs and inspiring innovation, to investing in the sustainability of healthcare in Canada, Apotex exemplifies the very finest qualities of corporate values.
Our vision is to reinvent patient care within a welcoming, respectful environment by putting patients and families at the centre of everything we do. We will use the finest technology available to enable our care team to do what they do best - provide expert, compassionate care every day.
Mr. Eddy Battiston
Chair, Board of Directors, Humber River Hospital Foundation
"Apotex and Jack Kay have been integral supporters of the Humber River Hospital Foundation for many years. We are extremely grateful of Apotex, a Canadian owned company, for their strong belief in giving back to their community and investing in the future of healthcare. Their $10 million gift brings us one step closer to fulfilling our vision of patient care reinvented."
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 and Queen's University in Kingston, ON, 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 our plans for the future at www.hrrh.ca/redevelopment.
About Apotex Inc.:
Apotex is the largest Canadian owned pharmaceutical company with over 6,000 employees. In this country, it has 21 facilities in Canada that can produce up to 30 billion dosages per year. It produces 300 medicines in 4,000 dosages and formats that are exported to 115 countries. As the largest research and development company in the Canadian pharmaceutical industry, Apotex will spend $2 billion over the next 10 years on R & D. With an aging population, the global healthcare systems have a strong need for affordable quality medicines.
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