Local Sikh Community donates $225,000 to childbirth and children’s care at Markham Stouffville Hospital | SV
- Edited by CISION
- Nov 24, 2017
MARKHAM, ON, Nov. 23, 2017 /CNW/ – On November 21, Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) paid tribute to Markham’s Sikh Community for their $225,000 contribution by unveiling a sign dedicated in their name. The recognition sign will hang outside the Multipurpose Education Room in the Childbirth and Children’s Services department on the fourth floor of the hospital.
Earlier this year the Sikh Community hosted a fundraising gala in honour of the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh Ji that raised $225,000 for MSH. The local gurdwara and its well-respected leader, Gobinder Randhawa has been instrumental to the success of these fundraising efforts for MSH.
Mr. Randhawa addressed the crowd of over 50 local business leaders, hospital staff and members of the Sikh Community at the celebration. “This country has open doors and open arms to welcome everyone,” he said. “Our community has been here more than 100 years and we truly believe in doing our part so that all of our children have a bright future.”
Suzette Strong, CEO, MSH Foundation thanked the Sikh Community at the event. “Hospitals rely on community support to drive innovation and enable continual growth. Because of the dedication and generosity of the Sikh Community, thousands of lives are being touched at MSH.”
MSH welcomes over 3,100 newborns annually. With occupancy rates at nearly 80 per cent already, MSH’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit will care for 30 per cent more babies each year.
“A day in the NICU can feel like an eternity for parents anxious to get their newborns home healthy,” said Dr. Deepa Grewal, Chief of Paediatrics at MSH. “Having the best equipment available is essential to providing our tiniest patients with the highest standard of care.”
About Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation
Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation exists to enable the growth of Markham Stouffville Hospital by raising funds and awareness for its ongoing priorities and needs. Government can’t fund all of the hospital’s needs. Donations from the community fund life-saving medical equipment that helps to ensure the delivery of first-class health care at Markham Stouffville Hospital.