Hospital Unit Renamed in Honour of SC Johnson

HAMILTON, ON: In recognition of SC Johnson’s nearly 30 years of support and more than $1.2 million donated to Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation, the Medical Diagnostic Unit at Juravinski Hospital was renamed the “SC Johnson Medical Diagnostic Unit” on November 7.

Representatives from SC Johnson, The Foundation and Hamilton Health Sciences in front of the SC Johnson Medical Diagnostic Unit pin lettering.

Terry MacLellan, Director, Human Resources Business Partner, SC Johnson; Josh Harrison, Sr. Director, Sales, SC Johnson; Pearl Veenema, President and CEO, Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation; Dominic Leung, Director, Financial Planning & Analysis Marketing, SC Johnson; Rob MacIsaac, President and CEO, Hamilton Health Sciences; Dr. Ralph Meyer, Vice President, Oncology and Palliative Care, Hamilton Health Sciences

The SC Johnson Medical Diagnostic Unit provides a diverse range of services for patients. This includes diagnostic testing for patients’ hearts, brains, lungs, and muscular and nervous systems. The Unit oversaw more than 38,000 patient exams last year.

“SC Johnson’s nearly 30 years of transformational support is remarkable,” says Pearl Veenema, President and CEO of Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation. “We are truly grateful for SC Johnson’s ongoing commitment to enhancing cancer care for patients across the region.”

SC Johnson has supported various cancer initiatives since 1989, including the Hope Can’t Wait campaign for the expansion of Juravinski Cancer Centre; the acquisition of Ontario’s first Cyberknife, a radiosurgery system used to treat tumours with extreme accuracy; the campaign for the establishment of the CIBC Breast Assessment Centre; and the Tomorrow Stem From You campaign for the expansion of the Adult Stem Cell Transplant program.

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation thanks SC Johnson for its ongoing support and contributions, which have enabled investments in essential equipment and clinical environments that enhance the patient experience across Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre.  

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Media Contact:

Michael Cordeiro
Marketing and Communications Specialist
Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation
905-521-2100 ext. 73374
cordeiromi@hhsc.ca

About Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation:

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation, as part of Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, is focused on raising funds in support of Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre and its 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.

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation supports specialized cancer and orthopedic programs. It oversees the Regional Cancer Program, including a network of community-based oncology clinics at hospitals in Brantford and Burlington and a partnership in Niagara, and is the only site in the region treating all cancers. Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre is also home to the region’s only stem cell transplant, acute leukemia and blood cancer programs. The combined volume of chemotherapy visits overseen by Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre is the largest in Ontario, and a comprehensive cancer clinical trials program is housed at the Escarpment Cancer Research Institute. The Foundation is focused on enabling outstanding patient care through its goal of Health Care, Transformed.

About SC Johnson:

SC Johnson is a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, KIWI®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, TANA®, BAMA®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR MUSCLE® and RIDSECT®. The 132-year-old company, which generates $10 billion in sales, employs approximately 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world. www.scjohnson.com