• Published November 26, 2015

    Hospital Champion Award recipients honoured at community and donor appreciation event 

    In 2015 and 2016, The Scarborough Hospital’s (TSH) Birchmount and General campuses are celebrating their 30th and 60th anniversaries, respectively – making for a combined 90 years of service to the Scarborough community. In partnership with The Scarborough Hospital Foundation, TSH celebrated the donations, dedication, and drive that built these hospital campuses, on November 18 and 19.

    Guests – including community members, donors, hospital and Foundation leadership, Board members, physicians, staff, and volunteers – took a walk down memory lane, thanks to the decade boards and display cases carefully curated by TSH’s volunteer Archive Committee. Special guests included Soo Wong, MPP, Scarborough-Agincourt; Mitzie Hunter, MPP, Scarborough-Guildwood; Chin Lee, City Councillor for Scarborough-Rouge River; and Margi Huff, Patient, The Scarborough Hospital.

    In addition, Hospital Champion Awards were presented to some notable individuals in recognition of philanthropic or volunteer support to TSH, as selected by the Foundation’s Philanthropic Councils. The recipients are:

    • Henry Lee, Co-Chair, Community Philanthropic Council. Henry received a Hospital Champion Award for his outreach efforts and volunteer support to The Scarborough Hospital.
    • Joshua Miller, Chair, Scarborough Young Philanthropists Council. Joshua was honoured for volunteering his time and skills to the Council.
    • Ganesan Sugumar, Chair, South Asian Philanthropic Council, and entrepreneur and businessman with multiple businesses in Scarborough. Ganesan was recognized for his leadership in the Tamil South Asian community, as well as for his philanthropic support of The Scarborough Hospital.
    • Lai Chu was selected to receive the Hospital Champion Award by the Chinese Philanthropic Council. As a Scarborough resident for 40 years, Lai has always been at the forefront of working for and demanding the best health care for the Scarborough community.
    • Marg Middleton, a member of the Scarborough Women of Philanthropy Council, was recognized for her hard work on the Council, and for dedicating many hours of her time to fundraising for the Foundation.
    • Hyacinth Robinson-Powell, a member of the Caribbean Philanthropic Council, was honoured for her leadership in community outreach to support The Scarborough Hospital.
    • As the founder of the Chinese Outreach Committee, May Ye Lee is a catalyst for the ideas and fundraising efforts by the local Chinese community. May was honoured by the Chinese Philanthropic Council.

    Congratulations to all of the Hospital Champion Award recipients, and thanks to everyone who joined us for these events.

    Remember to share your favourite memories about TSH by visiting – all entrants will be entered to win a grand prize in May 2016.

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