Joint hospital campaign raises $77,015 for United Way
October 20, 2011
REGION OF PEEL — Senior leaders from The Credit Valley Hospital, Trillium Health Centre and William Osler Health System today announced the results of the second annual Tri-Hospital United Way Campaign. Together, the staff, physicians and volunteers of the three hospitals contributed $77,015 to support United Way of Peel Region and United Way Toronto.
“Our local hospitals were clearly inspired by their campaign slogan of United we can make a difference,” said Shelley White, President and CEO of United Way of Peel Region at today’s wrap-up event at The Credit Valley Hospital. “The generosity of the staff, physicians and volunteers will help support vital agencies and programs in neighbourhoods in Peel and Toronto.”
The three hospitals — which have sites across Peel Region and Toronto — ran their United Way campaign from September 21 to October 20.
“This campaign has provided an opportunity for our hospitals to come together to support the communities in which our patients, staff, physicians and volunteers live and work,” said Michelle DiEmanuele, President and CEO, The Credit Valley Hospital. “In partnership with United Way, the hospitals are working together to improve lives and make a difference in our neighbourhoods.”
Throughout the campaign, the three hospitals competed to raise the most money, achieve the greatest rate of participation and demonstrate the strongest spirit. Credit Valley received the participation award for the greatest number of participants who made pledges.Trillium won the award for most money raised with their tally of $38,863. Osler walked away with the spirit award for the outstanding energy, creativity and passion they brought to the campaign. The awards were presented by Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion.
“Each day people in every corner of our community receive vital support through United Way. They are our patients and their families, our staff, and our volunteers,” said Ruby Brown, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Trillium Health Centre. “Together, we are providing a circle of care for our community.”
The three hospitals already work together in supporting patients across their communities and this joint initiative to support United Way of Peel Region and Toronto takes the partnership a step further, making a difference in the communities where their patients, employees, physicians and volunteers live and work.
“Through this campaign we are not only partnering with one another, we are partnering with the more than 200 community organizations in Peel region and Toronto that receive funding from the United Way,” said Matthew Anderson, President and CEO, William Osler Health System. “Our goal is to keep our community healthy and strong, and none of us can achieve this alone. Building strong partnerships is how we build a strong healthcare system.”
About The Credit Valley Hospital
The Credit Valley Hospital provides community-based patient and family-centred care to approximately one million people in Mississauga and the surrounding region. Our community hospital also has a teaching affiliation with The Academy of Medicine at the University of Toronto Mississauga. The Credit Valley Hospital has consistently achieved the highest awards from Accreditation Canada meeting national safety and patient care standards. The Credit Valley Hospital values excellence, leadership, diversity and partnership so that Together We Create Better Health Care.
About Trillium Health Centre
Trillium Health Centre is one of Canada’s largest academically-affiliated hospitals providing quality and safe care to more than one million residents in Mississauga, southwest Toronto and the surrounding areas. Trillium is a 790-bed regional referral centre with highly-specialized, complex programs in advanced cardiac, vascular, stroke, neurosciences, orthopaedic, seniors health and sexual assault/domestic violence services. Trillium’s $462.6 million annual budget supports the 4,305 staff, 715 physicians and 1,100 volunteers who care for the 778,000 patients who visit each year.
About William Osler Health System
William Osler Health System is home to Canada’s premier community hospitals – Brampton Civic, Etobicoke General and Peel Memorial (under redevelopment) – and serves approximately 1.3 million residents of the communities of Brampton, Etobicoke, Malton, Caledon and surrounding areas. Our vision is to design health systems that serve the global community… driven by diversity. William Osler Health System has over 800 hospital beds, and works with 4300 staff, 1100 volunteers and over 700 physicians in treating over 630,000 people every year – over 170,000 in the emergency departments alone. For more information, please visit www.williamoslerhs.ca.
About United Way of Peel Region
United Way of Peel Region is a strategic network of essential services providing basic needs and support, employment and education, as well as opportunities to contribute and engage in building stronger communities. By investing in services that meet immediate needs and address the root causes of social problems, we strengthen individuals, families and neighbourhoods. The mission of United Way of Peel Region is to engage with our community, through partnerships, to ensure people are cared for, connected and included. For more information visit www.unitedwaypeel.org.
For More Information contact:
Vice President, Communications & Marketing
Acting Communications Manager
Trillium Health Centre
905.848.7580 ext. 3832
Chief Communication Officer
The Credit Valley Hospital
Public Relations Specialist
William Osler Health System
905.494.2120, ext. 59941