TORONTO, Oct. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - The Calabrian Benevolent Association of
Ontario (CBAO) yesterday announced a generous pledge of $500,000 in
support of the NEW Humber River Hospital - North America's first fully
digital hospital. The lounge outside of the new hospital's Cardiology
Clinic will be named in recognition of CBAO's investment in the health
of our community.
CBAO founders and supporters gathered at the Joseph D. Carrier Art
Gallery, Columbus Centre, to celebrate the CBAO pledge.
"We are proud to support Humber River Hospital with this very special
and needed gift," said Ralph Chiodo, CBAO Chair. "As a local community
association of Calabrian professionals and entrepreneurs, we are making
this donation because it is the right thing to do. We hope this pledge
will serve to inspire others to join us in supporting this new
important hospital. CBAO's donation is in recognition of the hospital's
service to the Italian community," concluded Chiodo.
"The CBAO members share an incredible passion for our community," said
HRH President & CEO Rueben Devlin, "and today's announcement highlights
their desire to give back, to make a difference. It's inspiring to see
so many community leaders come together with a common purpose, and to
know that patients and families facing difficult issues will benefit
from their compassion."
"We applaud the CBAO for their generosity, for their leadership and for
their commitment to our hospital and its future," said Eddy Battiston,
Chair, Humber River Hospital Foundation Board of Directors. "This gift
is a tremendous demonstration of community in action. Their belief in
our shared vision to bring accessible, world-class healthcare to its
surrounding communities is demonstrated through their deeds. We feel
privileged that the Calabrian Benevolent Association of Ontario is
championing our cause."
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 our plans for the future at www.hrrh.ca/redevelopment.
About Calabrian Benevolent Association of Ontario (CBAO):
CBAO was formed by a group of Calabrian Professionals and Entrepreneurs
with a desire to contribute to community development. With a
distinctive Calabrese accent, it will take a role in the development of
initiatives that will benefit the Italian and the broader community at
large. The donation to Humber River Hospital Foundation will be fully
funded by CBAO's founding members.
Image with caption: "Founding members of the Calabrian Benevolent Association of Ontario donate $500,000 to Humber River Hospital. (CNW Group/Humber River Regional Hospital)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131024_C6907_PHOTO_EN_32524.jpg
Image with caption: "Dr. Rueben Devlin, President and CEO Humber River Hospital (centre) accepts $500,000 cheque from Calabrian Benevolent Association of Ontario founding members Fausto Gaudio, President & CEO IC Savings (left); and Ralph Chiodo, Founder and President, Active Green + Ross (right). (CNW Group/Humber River Regional Hospital)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131024_C6907_PHOTO_EN_32523.jpg
SOURCE: Humber River Regional Hospital
For further information:
Calabrian Benevolent Association of Ontario
Phone: (416) 255-5581
Vice President, Donor Relations
Humber River Hospital Foundation
Office: (416) 249-8111 ext. 3996