HAMILTON, ON: In recognition of Scotiabank’s 25 years of supporting McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation, the 2G Child and Youth Clinic at McMaster Children’s Hospital was renamed the “Scotiabank Child and Youth Clinic” on November 6. The clinic is the largest in the hospital, serving approximately 31,000 patients last year. Multidisciplinary teams collaborate to provide a range of specialty services, including cardiology, exercise and nutrition, neonatal follow-up care, and urology, among others.
“On behalf of our patients, we send an enormous thank you to Scotiabank and Scotiabankers for 25 wonderful years of Smiles,” says Pearl Veenema, President and CEO of Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation. “It is an honour to rename this important clinic to acknowledge the significant role Scotiabank has played in enhancing health care for pediatric patients across south-central Ontario.”
McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation is Scotiabank’s longest-standing philanthropic partner in Canada. More than $6 million has been raised for McMaster Children’s Hospital through the annual Scotiabank Smiles for MacKids campaign. During the campaign, Scotiabankers volunteer their time to host fundraisers and participate in the sale of plush toys.
Funds from the campaign have supported many areas of McMaster Children’s Hospital, including the expansion and redevelopment of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Angiography Suite. Proceeds have supported the purchase of equipment such as an MRI anesthetic machine, a neonatal transport incubator and ventilators. Scotiabank has also supported the McMaster Children’s Hospital Research Collaborative by funding the Scotiabank Chair in Child Health Research.
“Many Scotiabankers have been impacted by the exceptional care provided by McMaster Children’s Hospital,” explains Kim Karges, District Vice President, Hamilton and Niagara Region. “By supporting the hospital through the Smiles campaign, Scotiabank and our customers are making a significant investment in the health and wellbeing of children and youth across the region.”
About McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation:
McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation, as part of Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, is focused on raising funds in support of McMaster Children’s Hospital, including Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre, McMaster University Medical Centre and their programs. The Foundation provides funding for leading-edge equipment and patient amenities, innovative research initiatives, redevelopment of patient care spaces, and the education and training of health care providers.
McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation supports specialized pediatric and women’s reproductive health programs. The second largest provider of inpatient pediatric services in Ontario, the site is also home to a dedicated pediatric emergency department, more than 40 outpatient clinics, the province’s largest neonatal intensive care unit including supportive maternal care, the largest single-site inpatient pediatric mental health program in Canada, and the only pediatric trauma centre in the region. Specialized outpatient services are provided at Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre, as part of McMaster Children’s Hospital. At its shared home with the Hospital, McMaster University Medical Centre delivers a wide range of women’s reproductive health services, including high-risk obstetrics and pre-natal screening, as well as a number of adult outpatient and day surgery clinics. The Foundation is focused on enabling outstanding patient care through its goal of Health Care, Transformed.
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