DIAMOND SPONSOR – Kints Family donates $25,000 to Gala

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Jeff and Leigh, Kimberley and PatThe South Huron Hospital Association is extremely pleased to welcome Jeff and Leigh Kints as the DIAMOND SPONSOR for the South Huron Hospital Foundation Gala 2015. Gala 2015 will be held at the South Huron Recreation Centre on Friday June 12 with chief correspondent for CBC News and anchor of CBC’s The National, Peter Mansbridge providing the evening’s entertainment.
“This very generous gift of $25,000 certainly speaks loudly about how important our local hospital is and how necessary it is to support the little hospital that does”, says Kimberley Payne, Executive Director of the Foundation. “We know how lucky we are to still have this fantastic local hospital,” says Jeff, “and we want to ensure we continue to have it in the future. We are happy once again to contribute to this year’s goal of the Gala and hope to see others show support as well.”
“The level of community leadership demonstrated by Jeff and Leigh is remarkable”, says Chair of the Hospital Foundation Board Pat O’Rourke. “They have been tremendously generous in the past, and continue to be there for us every year. We could not be more grateful to this family.”
The goal of this year’s Gala is an extensive investment in the hospital’s in-patient rooms with the installation of new headwall systems. The anticipated cost for this investment is $150,000. The headwall is a critical element of any hospital patient’s room. Headwall systems facilitate better healing because all equipment and supplies required for the medical needs of the patient are easily accessible right at the patient’s bed. Research has shown that the architecture of patient rooms does affect health and a good design of a hospital’s physical environment promotes better clinical outcomes, increases safety, and reduces stress for both patients and staff. South Huron Hospital Chief of Staff Dr. Ken Milne explains, “We want to create an environment that is caring, compassionate, and comfortable…we want you in a place that makes you feel well, not sick, a place closer to your home – one that feels a little more like home.”
Over the last five years, $286,000 has been raised for the South Huron Hospital Association through the Gala. These funds have been used to purchase equipment including a Central Monitoring and Cardiac Telemetry System, two Defibrillators, a Portable Ultrasound Machine and an upgraded Ultrasound Machine.
For more information or to purchase tickets for this year’s Gala call 519-235-2700 x5133 or email [email protected]