It was the compassionate care of the physicians, nurses and social workers at The Scarborough Hospital that inspired Harvey Walker to make a generous donation to the hospital in memory of his wife Joan.
“My wife and I had talked about making a substantial donation before, but we didn’t know where to make it,” says Mr. Walker. “The nurses in the palliative care unit did a really good job caring for her. They have a very tough job, but they do it very well. So when Joan died, it made sense that I give to The Scarborough Hospital. I thought it was a nice way to honour my wife’s memory and I know it will help the hospital.”
Mr. Walker, who recently made a $100,000 gift, was one of many donors recognized at an annual donor recognition reception last month hosted by The Scarborough Hospital Foundation. The celebration was held just before Thanksgiving, the perfect time to thank donors and let them know their support allows The Scarborough Hospital to upgrade and purchase new equipment and redevelop physical space, giving its top-notch physicians and staff the state-of-the-art tools they need to save lives.
“Our hospital’s mission is to provide an outstanding care experience that meets the unique needs of each and every patient,” said Michael Mazza, TSH Foundation President & CEO. “While the government funds hospital operations, strong communities build strong hospitals, and it is our honour to publicly thank our caring community.”
The updated recognition wall was unveiled to all the honoured guests, commemorating their contributions which touch the lives of so many families at The Scarborough Hospital.