Representatives from Goldcorp Canada Ltd. - Porcupine Gold Mines attended the 16th Annual Days Inn Spring Ball on May 3. They made a $500,000 contribution to the TADH Foundationâ€™s 2013-2016 Capital Campaign â€“ Building for tomorrowâ€™s health care today.
â€œAs we mentioned at our official campaign launch in May 2013, we are looking at renovating and relocating eight different departments at a cost of $2.6 million dollars and replacing $12.4 million worth of equipment,â€ said Jean-Paul AubÃ©, campaign chairman. â€œThis remarkable contribution from Goldcorp brings our capital campaign total to just over $9 million in the first year of our four-year campaign.â€
It was an effort by Goldcorp to give back to the community.
â€œWe recognize the importance of contributing to the communities in which we operate," said Marc Lauzier, mine general manager for Goldcorp Canada Ltd. - Porcupine Gold Mines. "Goldcorp is a part of Timmins and the whole community benefits from the success of the Timmins and District Hospital Foundation's capital campaign.â€
By supporting the TADH campaign, it was felt all citizens will benefit.
"As a major employer in the city of Timmins, we know that many of our employees and their families depend on the services at Timmins and District Hospital," said Domenic Rizzuto, Goldcorp's manager of human resources and corporate social responsibility. "Many of us at Goldcorp were born and raised here; therefore, supporting our hospital is essentially about supporting our families."
The large donation was appreciated by the Foundation.
â€œWe are truly grateful to Goldcorp Canada Ltd. - Porcupine Gold Mines for their dedication towards building stronger communities where they live and work,â€ said Janna Cook, TADH Foundation executive director. â€œThis donation brings us that much closer to our $15-million fundraising goal for the 2013-2016 Capital Campaign.â€
TADH is the largest hospital in Northeastern Ontario, serving a region from the James Bay Coast to Engleheart that includes about 115,000 people.
According to a media release from the Foundation, the campaign is designed â€œto meet the growing and changing needs of the families we serve, the facilities and equipment of our hospital must be renewed. Not years from now, but now.
â€œOutdated, cramped, with an aging building and obsolete equipment, TADH is long past due for a revitalization that will enable us to take the Cochrane Districtâ€™s healthcare into the 21st Century.â€