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Hospital Foundation Donates Over $514,000 to Hotel Dieu Shaver

Posted Jun 14th, 2017 in News

(St. Catharines, ON)  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 $514,309.15 from the healthcare facility’s Foundation.

At a reception for the Foundation’s donors on June 13th, Executive Director of the Foundation, Mary Jane Johnson and Hospital Auxiliary President, Jacquelyn Johnston, presented the hospital with cheques totally almost $600,000. “We are very privileged to have the support of such a dedicated and passionate group of volunteers,“ says Mary Jane Johnson, Executive Director of Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Foundation. 

Some of the items that Hotel Dieu Shaver has been able to purchase thanks to the support of the Foundation and their donors include; electric beds, vital sign monitors, ceiling lifts and funds from the Steve Ludzik Foundation to run the Parkinson’s Centre. In addition to equipment, patient rehabilitation rooms have been refurbished and given new life to accommodate the increasing demand in rehabilitation.

“The Foundation’s innovative fundraising endeavors and generous donors continuously ensures the hospital has the tools we need to provide the best care possible,” continues Johnson. “Our donors allow us to put our patients first and create innovative spaces such as the new Ballet and Boxing Centre dedicated to improving balance and mobility.”

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. 

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For more information, please contact:
Mary Jane Johnson
Director, Communications
Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre
905-685-1381 ext. 84826
maryjane.johnson@hoteldieushaver.org