Centre made possible by $10 million gift from the late Marian (Murphy)
Hull and Mrs. Helen Hull
TORONTO, June 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Today Mrs. Helen Hull, joined by family
and friends, celebrated the opening of the new Murphy and Helen Hull
Robotics Centre at Humber River Regional Hospital. The Centre was made
possible thanks to an amazing $10 million gift from Mrs. Hull and her
late husband Marian (Murphy) Hull.
The Centre features a da Vinci Surgical Robot with Skills Simulator.
With advanced 3D HD visualization; dexterity and range of motion
greater than even the human hand; and motion technology which preserves
natural eye-hand-instrument alignment, the da Vinci robot provides
unparalleled precision, dexterity and control that enable a minimally
invasive approach to many complex surgical procedures.
Mr. Hull was one of Humber River Regional Hospital's most dedicated
community champions. In a letter to the hospital dated just before Mr.
Hull's passing, Mr. and Mrs. Hull explained that the gift was "in
appreciation of the wonderful care provided by your fine hospital."
"Murphy's commitment to our hospital was unwavering, even in his final
days. Now, thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Hull's generosity, our hospital has
the very latest in robotic surgery technology, enabling our hospital to
provide even more minimally invasive surgery options for patients. For
some it will mean more precise, safer care, with shorter healing times
and less pain throughout. Everyone at Humber is extremely grateful for
Murphy and Helen's financial support and for their faith in our
- HRRH President & CEO Dr. Rueben Devlin
"Murphy made such an impact over his lifetime. Together, Helen and
Murphy Hull have made a positive and lasting contribution to our
community in a manner that only a very small few ever have. Their
support of our hospital over the years, and now our new Robotics
Centre, has, and will continue to, save lives, and change others for
the better. There is no stronger legacy a citizen can bestow on their
- HRRH Foundation Board Chair Eddy Battiston
SOURCE Humber River Regional Hospital
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