SASKATOON, June 17, 2015 /CNW/ - Young patients at the new Children's
Hospital of Saskatchewan will now have a highly specialized treatment
room available in the Day Medicine Unit thanks to a generous donation
of $250,000 by CIBC. While visiting as either an inpatient or
outpatient, children using this treatment room will be examined and
receive infusions for chemotherapy, blood transfusions, and insulin
"CIBC recognizes how important it is to the community to access the best
possible medical care, such as the specialized treatment room at the
new Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan," says Kathleen Woodard, Senior
Vice-President and Region Head, CIBC. "We are proud to invest in
innovative treatment and care that will make a difference in the lives
of so many children."
The new treatment room, which will open once construction on the new
children's hospital is complete in 2017, will be equipped with
activities and games to help reduce anxiety and occupy young patients
while receiving treatment.
"We are grateful to CIBC for helping us create a comfortable and
welcoming treatment space for young patients undergoing important
treatment for acute and chronic illnesses such as childhood cancer,"
says Brynn Boback-Lane, President and CEO of the Children's Hospital
Foundation of Saskatchewan. "This specialized treatment room will help
make the hospital experience a little bit easier for children and
families during a very difficult time."
"CIBC's contribution allows us to continue to be leaders in healthcare
by creating a state-of-the-art facility, says Jackie Mann, Saskatoon
Health Region's VP for Integrated Health Services, responsible for
Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan. "Children and teenagers arriving
at our new pediatric outpatient clinic will see one of the treatment
rooms named in CIBC's honour. Young patients requiring four to eight
hours of infusion therapy, including chemotherapy, will receive their
care in this room. The room will provide a comfortable and supportive
environment with appropriate space for family and friends."
CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with 11
million personal banking and business clients. CIBC and our employees
are committed to the social and economic development of our
communities, with a focus on Kids, Cures and Community. In 2014, CIBC
supported over 420 communities across Canada, contributing more than
$42 million to 1,780 charitable and non-profit initiatives, including
the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, the CIBC
Children's Foundation and United Way. You can find other news releases
and information about CIBC on our corporate website at www.cibc.com/ca/media-centre/.
ABOUT THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION OF SASKATCHEWAN
The Children's Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan is dedicated to
raising funds for the enhancement of children's healthcare and the
Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan. We are the Saskatchewan member of
Children's Miracle Network, 100% dedicated to Saskatchewan children and
their hospital, and proud partners of the Saskatoon and Regina
Qu'Appelle Health Regions on the children's hospital project.
For more information please visit www.childrenshospitalsask.ca
For further information:
Communications and Stewardship Director
Children's Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan