BMO Financial Group pledges $1 Million to Kingston health care

The University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF) celebrated this morning, as the BMO Financial Group pledged $1 million over 10 years to redevelopment projects at Kingston General Hospital and Providence Care’s Providence Manor.

Dr. David Pichora, President and CEO, KHSC and Sheri Griffiths, Regional President, Business Banking, Greater Ontario Region, BMO Bank of Montreal hold a cheque with members from BMO and from the hospital and UHKF Boards. Photo by Tommy Vallier.

“Having modern facilities that are state-of-the-art, with the appropriate amount of space for today’s technologies and future developments is really important. This gift will allow us to build for the future of health care” said Dr. David Pichora, President and CEO of the the Kingston Health Sciences Centre, which operates Kingston General Hospital (KGH).

Supporting the health and wellbeing of the communities in which we operate has long been a priority of BMO’s. I’m amazed at what you can do with what you have and am excited to think about what you could do with even more.

Sheri Griffiths, Regional President, Business Banking, Greater Ontario Region, BMO Bank of Montreal

Of the committed money, which will be provided over 10 years to UHKF, $150,000 is being directed towards construction of the new Providence Manor site on Princess Street.

“Their commitment to this project helps us to continue to live our mission, and build on the legacy and work of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul,” commented Cathy Szabo, President and CEO, Providence Care, adding that “A new home will provide residents with an improved living environment designed to meet their complex needs”.

This gift is incredibly important to lead us into the future. For us it’s exciting to imagine what we can do with more space for technology and more space to allow our excellent staff to do the important work that they do.

Dr. David Pichora, President and CEO, Kingston Health Sciences Centre

“These two redevelopment projects are critical to health care in Kingston and will have an impact on so many of us who live here,” said Tamás Zsolnay, President and CEO, UHKF. “On behalf of University Hospitals Kingston Foundation and our Board, I would like to thank BMO Financial group for their incredible generosity.”

Sheri Griffiths of BMO shares the news of a $1 million investment to KGH and Providence Manor. Photo by Tommy Vallier.

BMO has provided $2.2 million to KHSC and Providence Care combined over the past 35 years, including the BMO Financial Group Awards for Healthcare Excellence, which provideds employees opportunities in post-secondary education or international career development.

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