Ted and Loretta Rogers transform critical care centre at Toronto Western Hospital with $5 million gift

    Facilities enhanced for critically ill patients and their families

    TORONTO, Sept. 16 /CNW/ - The Loretta Anne Rogers Critical Care Centre at
the Toronto Western Hospital, opened its doors today after undergoing a
complete renovation to its existing site that will greatly improve upon
current infection control procedures.
    With a transformational gift of $5 million from Canadian philanthropists,
Ted and Loretta Rogers, the hospital has renovated its facilities into a
modern unit with additional bed space and a central nursing station with 2,000
square feet of additional space to optimize clinical care for the most
critically ill patients.
    The newly renovated Loretta Anne Rogers Critical Care Centre will provide
for an improved healing environment for patients with a greater emphasis on
infection prevention features.
    "As health care providers, we take our responsibility seriously to
prevent the spread of infectious diseases, especially in the critical care
areas," said Dr. Bob Bell, President & CEO, University Health Network. "Both
Ted and Loretta Rogers share in the vision to provide a critical care centre
with updated technologies that help us bridge the knowledge gap and provide
better opportunities for staff education and patient care. The Loretta Anne
Rogers Critical Care Centre allows us to provide better care and markedly
reduce the risk of spreading hospital acquired infection," said Dr. Bell.
    "The Toronto Western Hospital has long been a leader in compassionate and
innovative care - an area both Loretta and I believe in deeply," said
Ted Rogers, president, Rogers Communications. "The Centre has been
thoughtfully designed with patient-centered care in mind and with a focus on
families needing privacy and peace in times of health-related crises. We are
thrilled to be able to support this wonderful facility."
    The Loretta Anne Rogers Critical Care Centre is located at the
Fell Pavilion at Toronto Western Hospital and will be able to accommodate up
to 7,000 critically ill patients annually.

    About Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

    Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation raises funds for research,
education and the enhancement of patient care at Toronto General Hospital and
Toronto Western Hospital as well as for their respective research arms,
Toronto General Research Institute and Toronto Western Research Institute. The
Foundation's vision is to enable global leadership and innovation in health by
developing and sustaining strong relationships with University Health Network

    About Toronto Western Hospital

    Toronto Western Hospital has been serving the health care needs of its
culturally diverse local community for more than 100 years. Home to the
Krembil Neuroscience Centre, one of the largest combined clinical and research
neurological facilities in North America, the Toronto Western Hospital is a
leader in medical research and also offers expertise in community and
population health and musculoskeletal health and arthritis. The Toronto
Western Hospital, along with Princess Margaret Hospital and Toronto General
Hospital, is a member of the University Health Network and is affiliated with
the University of Toronto.

For further information:

For further information: For media interviews, please contact: Nadine
Hubert, Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation, Tel: (416) 340-4293,
nadine.hubert@uhn.on.ca, www.tgwhf-uhn.ca; Susan Sperling, Toronto Western
Hospital, Tel: (416) 603-5323, Susan.sperling@uhn.on.ca

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