On December 1, 2016, the Birchmount and General sites of The Scarborough Hospital and the Centenary site of Rouge Valley Health System came together to form a single hospital corporation, known by the temporary name Scarborough and Rouge Hospital. Now, another exciting new partnership is being created with the Foundations serving these hospitals announcing their intention to merge.
The Scarborough Hospital Foundation and Rouge Valley Health System Foundation have begun the process of filing ‘letters patent of amalgamation’ to become Scarborough and Rouge Hospital Foundation, effective April 1, 2017. Until that date, the Foundations will partner as The Scarborough Hospital Foundation, supporting Scarborough and Rouge Hospital, and continue to raise funds for all three sites of the new hospital corporation.
“I am excited to announce that our family of donors is growing significantly, with supporters of the Birchmount and General sites partnering with supporters of the Centenary site,” said John F. Bankes, Co-Chair, Board of Directors, The Scarborough Hospital Foundation. “We all share a common goal: to create the world-class health care system that Scarborough deserves, and today, we are better positioned than ever before to do just that.”
The merger of the two hospitals was one of the recommendations of the Scarborough-West Durham Expert Panel, established by Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Dr. Eric Hoskins. These recommendations also focused on infrastructure requirements and the construction of a new hospital in Scarborough.
The partnership of the Foundations will help to bring much-needed attention to local health care and sets the stage for significant investment at all three sites in the very near future, including the new hospital.
All past, current, and future donations will be used as donors have instructed at the time of the gift. The Foundation is committed to its donor partners to ensure the best use of their donations in making the health care investments that are important to the community of Scarborough.
Questions about the merger of the Foundations can be directed to The Scarborough Hospital Foundation, supporting Scarborough and Rouge Hospital, at 416-431-8130.