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International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers continue their support of KHSC

(L to R) Jason Kish, President of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 115, Nicole Pierce, Director of Leadership Philanthropy for the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation, and Bill Pearse, Business Manager of the IBEW Local 115 stand with the local IBEW’s donation of $25,000 in support of local health care. Supplied photo.

For the past 20 years, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 115 has given generously to support local health care, and 2019 is no different.

On Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, the Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) Board of Directors and the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF) celebrated a $25,000 gift from the IBEW Local 115.

“KHSC is our region’s largest complex-acute and specialty care academic hospital. During an unprecedented era of rapid change in health care, KHSC has continued to serve our community and region,” said Dr. David Pichora, President and CEO of KHSC. “This gift will allow KHSC to continue to serve our community with excellence and innovation.”

In total, since their first donation to UHKF in 1999, IBEW has provided more than $51,000 in support of health care in our region. The union serves more than 600 in the Quinte/St. Lawrence region and represents workers in a variety of different industries, such as manufacturing, telecommunications, utilities, construction, maintenance, radio and television, sound and alarm systems, railroads, shipyards, pulp and paper mills, mining, health care, and government services.

“Community support is very important to the members of Local 115. In the past, we have helped support the purchase of new beds for the KGH Emergency Department,” said Bill Pearse, Business Manager of IBEW. “We are thrilled to make this gift.”

And for those with KHSC and UHKF, the generous and thoughtful support is an example of how local community support is helping to better the health care services and standards throughout our area.

“We are grateful for the ongoing support from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 115,” said Nicole Pierce, Director of Leadership Philanthropy for UHKF. “This is a great example of our community coming together to support a bold, new vision for health care in southeastern Ontario.” For more information on IBEW Local 115, click here. For more information on UHKF, click here

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