Jim pattison has already promised $ 4 million in return for donations to help the Surrey Hospitals Foundation achieve its overall fundraising goal of $ 8 million by the end of 2021 to purchase essential diagnostic medical equipment for the Center.
Inspired by Warren buffett Power Lunch Charity Auction, the Foundation’s Lunch with a Leader charity auction will offer interested participants opportunities to bid on a private lunch with Jim pattison, for a maximum of six people, including the bidder, in a location Vancouver to be determined by Mr. Pattison and the successful bidder.
“I am proud to support the Surrey Hospitals Foundation and the Surrey Outpatient Center, especially helping so many people living in Surrey and the Fraser Valley since it opened 10 years ago, ”says Jim pattison, President and CEO of the Jim Pattison Group.
The Jim Pattison Surgical and Ambulatory Care Center is a 188,000 square foot LEED Gold award-winning facility located near the Surrey Memorial Hospital (SMH), built at a cost of $ 237 million, to relieve the pressure on the health system by consolidating the services that do not require an overnight stay at SMH, in an independent establishment.
Its specialty clinics, surgical and diagnostic services have been key resources for the Fraser Health Region, which serves 1 in 20 Canadians, and its unique services are used by patients around the world. British Columbia.
When it opened in 2011, JPOCSC had approximately 100 clinicians and 50 clinics. Today, the team of doctors consists of 527 and the Center has 56 clinics, including a cardiac clinic, a maternal-fetal medicine clinic, a chronic pain clinic and the famous breast health clinic. The most recent of these is one of only three post-COVID clinics in British Columbia and Fraser Health’s new Canadian clinic.
“We were inspired by the incredible impact of the Warren Buffett Power Lunch Charity Auction, and we are so grateful to Mr. Pattison for agreeing to host the Foundation’s very first lunch auction in more of her generous $ 4 million donation ”, says Jane adams, President and CEO of the Surrey Hospitals Foundation.
“The Jim Pattison Surgical and Ambulatory Care Center plays a vital role in providing life-saving essential health care to the more than 500,000 patients it serves each year. Fraser Health has requested our support for the purchase of several cutting-edge and innovative critical diagnostic equipment that is essential in attracting and retaining the best medical talent to ensure the best diagnosis and treatment for patients in the Fraser Valley. . “
The Jim Pattison Group is a diversified holding company made up of a number of strong and diverse operating divisions, spanning the automotive, advertising, media, agricultural equipment, food and beverage industries. beverages, entertainment, export, finance, real estate and periodical distribution. . It is one of from Canada largest private companies, with more than $ 12.7 billion in sales and 51,000 employees worldwide.
For more information on the Surrey Hospitals Foundation, please visit www.surreyhospitalsfoundation.com.
About the Surrey Hospital Foundation:
Surrey Hospitals Foundation is the largest non-governmental funder of family health care in Surrey and surrounding communities in the Fraser Valley. The Foundation supports large health establishments in the region, Surrey Memorial Hospital (SMH) and Jim Pattison Ambulatory Care and Surgery Center (JPOCSC), as well as many specialized programs for newborns, children, adults and the elderly. The Foundation invests in the future of healthcare by funding innovative research into Surrey that can lead to medical breakthroughs. www.surreyhospitalsfoundation.com
SOURCE Surrey Hospitals Foundation
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