TORONTO, Dec. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Humber River Hospital, and the Humber
River Hospital Foundation, is extremely pleased to announce that they
have received a $1 Million donation from msi Spergel Inc./Mandelbaum
Spergel Gluckman Group/Spergel Forster Silverberg & Gluckman, LLP
('SPERGEL') in support of the Foundation's Capital Campaign. The funds
will help Humber River build and equip its new facility, currently
under construction at Keele Street and Highway 401 in Toronto. The gift
was presented to Hospital and Foundation representatives by Mr. Alan
Spergel, Managing Partner of SPERGEL.
Humber River Hospital and the community served by the hospital have
benefited from the support of SPERGEL, who has been a contributor
towards the Foundation's various efforts for more than a decade. This
latest donation will be directed towards Humber's $225 million capital
campaign. The new Humber River Hospital will further enhance the high
quality, safe, efficient care provided in the hospital's current
facilities by maximizing the benefits of technology, lean design and
The hospital's cutting-edge approach to design and technology will
result in more time at the bedside for care providers, nurturing the
personal interactions that form the basis of great hospital care.
Enhanced communications between patient and care team will empower
patients to participate in their care like no other hospital in North
America. This strategy has attracted interest from around the globe as
other organizations look to learn from Humber's expertise in acute care
When open in the Fall of 2015, the new hospital will have 656 beds, 80%
single patient rooms and increased Emergency and Critical Care
capacity. Robotic technology will assist in many areas of the hospital,
including delicate surgical procedures. The centerpiece of the
hospital's plans to revolutionize health care for the community, it
will be North America's first fully digital hospital.
Dr. Rueben Devlin, President & CEO, HRRH
"SPERGEL has been a great friend to our organization over the past
several years. This very generous donation will help us provide
state-of-the-art care for thousands of patients in the years ahead. We
are very grateful to everyone at Spergel for the support and confidence
in our team that this donation represents."
Ms. Heather Hurst, President, Humber River Hospital Foundation
"This $1 Million gift by SPERGEL is a tremendous boost to our capital
campaign. It is the support of organizations such as SPERGEL that will
ensure our campaign's success"
Mr. Alan Spergel, Managing Partner, SPERGEL
"Humber River is now our hospital charity of choice and I'm delighted to
announce this expression of support for their new facility. I have seen
firsthand the dedication and commitment of the hospital team, and I
know they will use the new building to deliver exceptional care to our
community for generations to come."
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 Humber River Hospital at www.hrrh.ca.
SOURCE: Humber River Regional Hospital
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