On Monday, March 7th, The Credit Valley Hospital community came together to celebrate and recognize community friend and supporter, The Erin Mills Development Corporation, for their extraordinary gift of $6 million to the new Regional Women’s and Children’s Health Centre.
“The generosity of The Erin Mills Development Corporation enables The Credit Valley Hospital to continue to provide access to the highest quality of care for our patients. This new space will allow us to provide care in a truly patient and family centered atmosphere.” says Michelle DiEmanuele, president and CEO, The Credit Valley Hospital. “We are grateful to have the support of such a strong community leader and would like to thank The Erin Mills Development Corporation for this amazing gift.”
The new Erin Mills Regional Women’s and Children’s Health Centre at The Credit Valley Hospital will open this spring, providing health care to a far reaching regional community, housing an expanded birthing unit and mother/baby unit for the more than 5,000 babies born at Credit Valley each year and an advanced level II neonatal intensive care unit. Services will also support high risk pregnancies and deliveries.
The Centre will also house the regional paediatrics program including the largest paediatric oncology satellite program in Ontario (outside of Sick Kids Hospital), paediatric medical and surgical inpatient and outpatient units. The Erin Mills Regional Women’s and Children’s Health Centre will ensure that families in our regional community of Halton and South Peel will receive the best in women’s and children’s health care in the community in which they live.
“The Erin Mills Development Corporation has been committed to growing this community for more than 25 years and we’ve observed, firsthand, the significant role that The Credit Valley Hospital plays in our community,” says Rudy Bratty, co-founder, The Erin Mills Development Corporation. “We are humbled and honoured as a group of families to not only support Credit Valley in this important way but to also know that the families in this community will receive the best health care right in the community that they live.”
“For more than 25 years, we’ve been aligned with The Erin Mills Development Corporation – building and supporting the community together,” says Kathy Hay, president and CEO, The Credit Valley Hospital Foundation. “The Erin Mills Development Corporation isn’t just a business – it’s a group of families (the Bratty, Daniels, DeGasperis, Muzzo and Reisman families) that are now leaving a legacy for the health of families across the region; a legacy that secures the health of future generations.”
From left to right:
Kathy Hay, president & CEO, The Credit Valley Hospital Foundation
Dr. Carol Wade, chief of obstetrics and gynaecology, The Credit Valley Hospital
Dr. Ann Bayliss, chief of paediatrics, The Credit Valley Hospital
Rudy Bratty, The Erin Mills Development Corporation
Her Worship, Mayor Hazel McCallion
Larry Robbins, The Erin Mills Development Corporation