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Foundation Donates Over $390,000 to Hotel Dieu Shaver

Posted Apr 10th, 2014 in News

Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre will be able to continue to purchase much needed patient-care equipment and upgrade treatment areas thanks to a donation of more than $390,000.00 from the healthcare facility's Foundation.

At last night's Hospital board meeting, Director, Kurt De Vries of Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Foundation, presented a cheque for $392,011.66 to hospital CEO, Jane Rufrano. “We are very privileged to have the support of such a dedicated and passionate group of volunteers,“ says Rufrano. “The Foundation's innovative fundraising endeavors continuously ensure the hospital has the tools we need to provide the best care possible to our patients."

Some of the items that Hotel Dieu Shaver has been able to purchase thanks to the support of the Foundation and their donors include; patient beds, ceiling lifts for patient rooms, vital signs monitors and training supplies and equipment to aid patients with daily rehabilitation. In addition, patient rehabilitation rooms have been refurbished and given new life.

“The hospital staff provides such exceptional care that patients, families and Niagara residents want to make a gift," says Mary Jane Johnson, Executive Director for the Foundation. “It's never easy to raise funds for a particular cause or charity, but when you combine an organization with an outstanding reputation, enthusiastic board members, and compassionate donors, it's a winning team."

The mission of the Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Foundation is to raise funds and respect donor's gifts to enhance health care at the Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre. Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre provides comfort, care and hope to thousands of Niagara residents through rehabilitation, complex care and geriatric programs