ORANGEVILLE, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/22/13 -- Headwaters Health Care Foundation is pleased to announce that BMO Financial Group is supporting local health care through a leadership gift of $100,000 to the Commitment to Care Campaign, which will help expand patient programs and services.
"As Canada's oldest bank, BMO has played an important role in the development of our country and, I'm pleased to say, BMO is today playing an important role in the further development of health care services for everyone in our community," said Bob Burnside, Chair, Commitment to Care Campaign. "BMO's multi-year pledge to Headwaters Health Care Foundation will help expand patient programs and services, bring leading edge technology into the hospital, and help more people in Dufferin-Caledon receive the care they need close to home."
The five-year, $14 million Commitment to Care Campaign supports three distinct areas of growth at Headwaters Health Care Centre:
-- $3.5 million expansion to outpatient facilities in the Ambulatory Care Unit, allowing for additional procedure rooms, expanded outpatient clinics such as chemotherapy, orthopedics and dialysis, and a fourth operating room to increase surgical capacity;-- $3 million for the purchase of specialized pieces of state-of-the-art medical equipment costing $100,000 or more;-- $7.5 million for new and upgraded equipment throughout the hospital, over the next five years.
"BMO recognizes the importance of health and wellness to communities," said Mike Bonner, Vice President, Commercial Banking, Greater Toronto District, BMO Bank of Montreal. "Along with Commercial Account Manager Tracy Cooper, I am delighted about BMO's support for the Commitment to Care Campaign and the vital services it will provide for the community.
"Our company and employees are committed to improving the communities in which we live and work, and this donation allows us to make a significant contribution to healthcare in the area."
HHC Foundation launched the Commitment to Care Campaign in concert with Headwaters Health Care Centre's 100th anniversary. To make a donation or find out more about the Commitment to Care Campaign, please visit www.hhcfoundation.com.
About BMO Financial Group:
Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group is a highly-diversified North American financial services organization. With total assets of $525 billion as at October 31, 2012, and more than 46,000 employees, BMO Financial Group provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and solutions. For more than 195 years, BMO Financial Group has believed in community reinvestment and corporate and social responsibility in the communities it serves. In 2012, BMO contributed more than $87.6 million in donations, sponsorships and events in Canada and the United States to groups, organizations and programs that help build and sustain resilient, vital and healthy communities.
About Headwaters Health Care Foundation
Headwaters Health Care Foundation is the fundraising organization of Headwaters Health Care Centre. The Foundation raises funds for medical equipment, infrastructure and continuing education for Headwaters Health Care Centre. For more information, please visit www.hhcfoundation.com.
About Headwaters Health Care Centre
Headwaters Health Care Centre is an 87-bed acute and complex continuing care facility, offering both inpatient and outpatient services, as well as an Emergency Department with 24/7 coverage. By offering care closer to home and putting patients first, Headwaters aims to provide an exceptional experience every time. Please visit www.headwatershealth.ca for more information and a full list of services.
Headwaters Health Care Foundation
519.941.2702, ext. 2285