OTTAWA, June 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, the Queensway Carleton Hospital
(QCH) Foundation and Scotiabank announced a $150,000 gift during an
unveiling ceremony for the Scotiabank Physiotherapy/Rehabilitation Gym, newly named in recognition of the bank's five-year commitment to the
Hospital Foundation's capital campaign. The ceremony was attended by
QCH staff, physicians, patients and Scotiabankers.
"We are proud to recognize our community partners at Scotiabank for
their continued commitment to the health and wellness of our community
- the community where they raise their own families and provide great
service to their friends and neighbours," says Melanie Adams, the QCH
Foundation's President and Chief Executive Officer.
The Scotiabank Physiotherapy/Rehabilitation Gym complements QCH's
existing Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Language
Pathology programs at the Joseph & Rita Clarke Rehabilitation Centre, which supports more than
20,000 patients each year.
"Scotiabank, through its Bright Future philanthropic program, is proud
to support the Queensway Carleton Hospital, which shares in our belief
that healthy communities make stronger communities," says Jeff Darwin,
Scotiabank's Vice President for the Ottawa River District. "Queensway
Carleton Hospital is deeply rooted in our west Ottawa community and
thousands of Scotiabankers and our valued customers benefit from the
commitment and dedication of the hospital's physicians and staff."
The Scotiabank Physiotherapy/Rehabilitation Gym operates five days a
week for eight hours each day with a core focus of ensuring long-term
well-being and the maintenance of optimal health for its patients. Not
only are staff rehabilitating injuries, but they are also focused on
improving functional ability. Treatment programs vary depending on the
needs of each individual patient, from assessments of strength and
balance to exercise programs recommended by therapists to improve
coordination, balance and functionality.
Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work,
both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic program,
Bright Future. Recognized as a leader internationally and among
Canadian corporations for our charitable donations and philanthropic
activities, Scotiabank has provided on average approximately $47
million annually to community causes around the world over each of the
last five years. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.
Queensway Carleton Hospital is a patient and family-centred, urban community hospital providing a
broad range of acute care services to the people of Ottawa and the
Ottawa Valley. Employing almost 1,800 health care professionals, the
264-bed Queensway Carleton Hospital is the secondary referral centre
for the Ottawa Valley. Hospital staff focus on maintaining and
enhancing their cornerstone programs - Emergency, Childbirth,
Geriatrics, Mental Health, Medical and Surgical Services and
Rehabilitation. Grounded on an environment of lifelong learning, the
Queensway Carleton Hospital is a teaching partner with the University
of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and other healthcare programs and is
committed to delivering a new standard of care for our community.
Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation is a registered charity with the mission: To improve and save lives by
working with our donors, our hospital and our community to encourage
philanthropic gifts in support of patient care. The Foundation and its
volunteers are responsible for raising and distributing philanthropic
gifts in support of the programs and projects of Queensway Carleton
SOURCE: Scotiabank - Sponsorships & Donations
For further information:
President and Chief Executive Officer,
Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation
Scotiabank Media Communications