Cadillac Fairview invests $1 million to build the Hospital of the Future

Women's College Hospital named charitable partner of the annual Cadillac Fairview Golf Classic

TORONTO, Aug. 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Women's College Hospital (WCH) and Women's College Hospital Foundation (WCHF) are thrilled to announce a major commitment of $1 million from The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited ("Cadillac Fairview"), one of North America's largest owners, operators and developers of commercial real estate. The gift is pledged through proceeds from the company's popular annual Cadillac Fairview Golf Classic, of which Women's College Hospital has been named charitable partner.

Cadillac Fairview's generous commitment will help build the Hospital of the Future, Women's College Hospital's state-of-the-art new home at 76 Grenville Street in Toronto, which is scheduled for completion in fall 2015. A generous long-time partner of Women's College Hospital, the company's new pledge is its largest investment in WCH to date.

"Women's College Hospital is one of the most innovative, future-forward healthcare institutions in the world," said John M. Sullivan, president & chief executive officer of Cadillac Fairview. "The values and vision of this hospital could not be more closely aligned with those of Cadillac Fairview, which has a mandate to support the health, well-being and welfare of Canadians through philanthropic leadership. Selecting this hospital as our charitable partner of the Cadillac Fairview Golf Classic was an easy and exciting decision." 

The opening of WCH's new hospital facility strengthens Women's College Hospital's position as a world leader in the health of women, expanding on WCH's mandate to provide exemplary ambulatory (outpatient) care for women and their families and develop innovative solutions to solve some of the most pressing challenges facing our healthcare system.

"Women's College Hospital is incredibly proud and grateful to build our partnership with Cadillac Fairview as we work together to transform the future of healthcare," said Katherine Hay, president & CEO of Women's College Hospital Foundation. "This extraordinary organization is among Canada's most dedicated and passionate corporate leaders of healthcare philanthropy. With this landmark commitment to Women's College Hospital, it is now also positioned as one of our nation's leading champions of the well-being and success of women and their families."

This year's sold-out Cadillac Fairview Golf Classic will be held on Monday, August 17, 2015, at RattleSnake Point Golf Club in Milton, Ontario (www.cfgolfclassic.ca).

ABOUT WOMEN'S COLLEGE HOSPITAL
For more than 100 years Women's College Hospital (WCH) has been developing revolutionary advances in healthcare. Today, WCH is a world leader in the health of women and Canada's leading, academic ambulatory hospital. A champion of equitable access, WCH advocates for the health of all women from diverse cultures and backgrounds and ensures their needs are reflected in the care they receive. It focuses on delivering innovative solutions that address Canada's most pressing issues related to population health, patient experience and system costs. The WCH Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV) is developing new, scalable models of care that deliver improved outcomes for patients and sustainable solutions for the health system as a whole.

ABOUT WOMEN'S COLLEGE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
Women's College Hospital Foundation (WCHF) is dedicated to supporting WCH as it revolutionizes healthcare for women. Working together with patients, family members, staff, physicians, volunteers, community members and corporations, WCHF raises, manages and invests funds to support the Hospital's current and future priority needs. WCHF donors contribute generously to help build the new WCH, advance research and support innovative programs that address the unique needs of women and their families.

ABOUT THE CADILLAC FAIRVIEW CORPORATION LIMITED
The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited is one of North America's largest owners, operators and developers of commercial real estate. Cadillac Fairview focuses on developing and managing high quality office, retail and mixed-use properties in Canada and the United States, as well as international investments in real estate companies and investment funds.

With a portfolio valued at more than $28 billion, Cadillac Fairview and its affiliates own and manage over 36 million square feet of leasable space at 66 properties across North America, including some of Canada's landmark developments, such as Toronto-Dominion Centre, Toronto Eaton Centre, Pacific Centre and Chinook Centre.

Cadillac Fairview is wholly-owned by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, which invests to secure the retirement income of 311,000 active and retired teachers in Ontario.

SOURCE Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited

For further information: Megan Tregunno, CFRE, Executive Director, Community Engagement & Marketing, Women's College Hospital Foundation, 416-813-4728, 647-628-2702 (cellular), megan.tregunno@wchospital.ca, www.wchf.ca; Janine Ramparas, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd., 416-598-8208, janine.ramparas@cadillacfairview.com, www.cadillacfairview.com


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