Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation nears campaign goal
Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation – The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation (LGHF) is proud to announce that after the first year of its 2016-2018 Life can change in an instant Capital Campaign, it has raised $7.1 million, or 89% of its $ 8 million goal, thanks to the generosity of many donors. This Capital Campaign’s objective is to expand, modernize and improve infrastructures and equipment in three priority areas, including the Cardiac and Intensive Care Units as well as the Mental Health and Geriatric Units of the Lakeshore General Hospital (LGH).
“Over and above our Annual Campaign, which aims to raise the funds to meet the timely and functional needs of the LGH, we have embarked on a major two-year Capital Campaign to provide our community with state-of-the-art human and compassionate care, which we are so fortunate to provide, close to home, at the LGH, ” says Heather Holmes, Managing Director of the LGHF.” The population served by the LGH has increased five-fold since it opened in 1960, going from 60,000 to close to 300,000. Our community is aging and the LGH is now dealing with increasingly complex medical and psychosocial conditions. We want to ensure that the care being given at our hospital meets the highest standards, when our loved ones, our friends and our community need it the most,” adds Heather Holmes.
The three priority sectors
Develop and integrate the Cardiac and Intensive Care Units:
Phase 1: Includes the addition of four new specialized Intensive Care rooms, for a total of 15 rooms increasing the admission capacity to an additional 270 patients per year;
Phase 2: Includes the overhaul of the 11 existing ICU rooms, the reconfiguration and integration of the 8 Cardiology beds and the concentration of vital care expertise into one multifunctional efficient location.
Relocation and Reconfiguration of the Mental Health Unit
Move the unit into a wider and brighter setting, while increasing the number of single occupancy rooms, reducing overcrowding and providing patients with greater privacy, dedicated spaces and creating a therapeutic environment conducive to rehabilitation and social reintegration of patients.
Improve and expand the Geriatric Care Unit
Provide best practice care through a holistic approach, including specialized furniture, single rooms, isolation rooms to contain infections, bathrooms with wheelchair and specialized equipment access, improved common areas and therapeutic socialization zones to help our seniors return home as quickly as possible.
The Major Donors (over $25K)
40 Westt Steakhouse & Bar
Cedar Park Heights Men’s Softball League City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux
Eric T. Webster Foundation Estate – Hélène Cooper
Estate – Marguerite Deschamps Hydro Québec
Lakeshore General Hospital Auxiliary Lakeshore Light Opera
Trottier Family Foundation West Island Muslim Community
3 Donors who wish to remain anonymous
Feature image: From left to right: Heather Holmes, Managing Director of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation, Anita Deschamps, Estate – Marguerite Deschamps , Marie-Claire Richer, Montreal West Island IUHSSC, Louise Rousselle-Trottier, Trottier Family Foundation , Lorne Trottier, Trottier Family Foundation, Marie-Claude Durand, Hydro Québec, Sami Malick, West Island Muslim Community, David Cescon, Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation