The University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF) announces BMO Financial Group’s pledge of $1 million, over ten years, which will support redevelopment projects at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site and Providence Care’s Providence Manor – $850,000 to KHSC and $150,000 to Providence Manor.
BMO Financial Group has a long history of supporting health care in our region. Since their first recorded gift in 1984, they have donated more than $2.2 million to Kingston Health Sciences Centre and Providence Care, combined.
“Supporting the health and wellbeing of the communities in which we operate has long been a priority of BMO’s, and is core to our Purpose to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life,” says Sheri Griffiths, Regional President, Business Banking, Greater Ontario Region, BMO Bank of Montreal. “By ensuring individuals and families can access care in state-of-the-art facilities that are welcoming and designed to meet the complex needs of the community, the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation is building a healthier and more vibrant future for the people of Kingston and southern Ontario.”
“We have excellent health care providers who are working in an older facility that no longer has the space to meet the growing demands for patient care that we have today, and anticipate tomorrow,” says Dr. David Pichora, President and CEO, KHSC. “Having modern facilities that are state-of-the-art, with the appropriate amount of space for today’s technologies and future developments is really important. This gift will allow us to build for the future of health care.”
“We would like to extend our sincere thanks to BMO Financial Group for their generous donation to support the redevelopment of our new long-term care home,” says Cathy Szabo, President and CEO, Providence Care. “Their commitment to this project helps us to continue to live our mission, and build on the legacy and work of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul. A new home will provide residents with an improved living environment designed to meet their complex needs.”
“On behalf of University Hospitals Kingston Foundation and our Board, I would like to thank BMO Financial group for their incredible generosity,” says Tamás Zsolnay, President and CEO, UHKF. “These two redevelopment projects are critical to health care in Kingston and will have an impact on so many of us who live here.”
About BMO Financial Group
BMO Financial Group has a long history of support of health care in our region. Since their first recorded gift in 1984 they have donated over $2.2 million to Kingston Health Sciences Centre and Providence Care combined. In 2007, BMO established the BMO Financial Group Awards for Healthcare Excellence. This endowment fund provides six grants of up to $2,000 each year to employees at KHSC or Providence Care to pursue post graduate level education or attend international conferences. BMO has also been generous sponsors of many of UHKF’s signature events including; the Founders Dinner, the Black Tie Gala, the Hotel Dieu Golf tournament, Cheers! To Your Health, the Masquerade Ball, and most recently the Benefit Dinner and Life Cycle.