UHKF celebrates $100,000 pledge from local residents

The University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF) is celebrating a $100,000.00 pledge from local philanthropists and supporters Brian and Nancy Cosgrove.

Since 1999, the Cosgroves have supported the UHKF, with past support for the MRI campaign, cancer programs, and the nursing and physiotherapy teams at the Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site.

Staff at the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation and the Kingston Health Sciences Centre celebrate a $100,000.00 pledge from residents Nancy and Brian Cosgrove (sixth and seventh from left). Photo supplied by UHKF.

“They gave me my life back. The inspiring team guided us through this treatment with compassion and expertise, and for that I am grateful,” said Nancy Cosgrove, who received cardiac care from the KGH site and is now pledging to help show the appreciation of her family for her care.

“We are so fortunate to live in a community where we have world-class physicians and care,” she added.

“We are incredibly appreciative of the Cosgroves’ support,” said Dr. David Pichora, President and CEO of the Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC). “Our massive rebuilding project will allow us to expand our capacity and adopt innovation for the services that help families, like the Cosgrove family, stay healthy. Their generous gift will help us care for southeastern Ontario’s growing needs.”

The pledge from the Cosgroves will see the UHKF receive $10,000.00 annually toward their current capital campaign, which is expected to see a new eight-storey tower at the KGH site, which will house a new emergency department, operating rooms, clinical labs, and more.

“UHKF is thankful for what donors, like the Brian and Nancy, have helped us achieve,” said Susan Creasy, who chairs the campaign team for UHKF. “The new patient tower at KHSC’s KGH site is just one of the ways we are planning for the future of health care, and this gift will support a bold, new vision for health care in southeastern Ontario.”

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