HUNTSVILLE - A Huntsville financial institution has stepped up to offer funding for the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital.
BANK ON IT:.
Debi Davis (centre) of the Huntsville Hospital Foundation, holds up the first installment of a $100,000 donation Scotiabank is making toward the hospital’s imaging equipment fundraising campaign. She is seen here with hospital and bank employees, including branch manager Steven Ainger (far left).
Officials with the local Scotiabank branch, along with representatives from the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital Foundation and Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare announced the branch has pledged $100,000 to the hospital, to be paid out over a five-year period.
Scotiabank manager Steve Ainger is a member of the foundation board and has spearheaded the request for support from his corporate office. He said he was pleased that his company could assist the foundation. “We have always been conscious of the importance of the hospital in our community. We have raised money previously. The foundation is raising money for its new digital imaging equipment and we were able to secure this donation from our head office.”
He said the first $20,000 donation has already been made to the foundation.
Foundation executive director Debi Davis said the money will be used to help purchase new multimillion-dollar imagining equipment for the Huntsville hospital. “In honour of the donation, we will be naming the dialysis unit the Huntsville Hospital-Scotiabank Dialysis Unit,” she said.
Foundation chair Leyone Edmondson said she is looking forward to recognizing the generosity of Scotiabank. “We are still waiting for final approvals from the LHIN (Local Health Integration Network) and Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, but we are thrilled that Scotiabank is taking a lead with this significant pledge of $100,000. The HDMH - Scotiabank Dialysis Service will receive appropriate signage once the renovations are complete.”