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Employee Giving Campaign most successful ever


For Immediate Release:

February 2 , 2011


LONDON, Ontario -It’s been our best year yet. The LHSC Employee Giving Campaign supports three great organizations -- Children’s Health Foundation, London Health Sciences Foundation and United Way -- and during the 2010 campaign our employees donated more than $182,000.

Through the Employee Giving Campaign, our staff is supporting three important organizations:

The Children’s Health Foundation for specialized health programs, paediatric equipment, research and education;

The London Health Sciences Foundation for innovative equipment, research, education and enhanced patient care; and,

The United Way by investing in local services and programs to improve the lives of all people in our community.

“I want to thank our employees who have very generously donated for the benefit of others,” says Bonnie Adamson, President and CEO of London Health Sciences Centre.

“Together, through our efforts, we can support our patients and their families, improve the quality of our equipment and facilities, and help the most vulnerable in our community.”

About London Health Sciences Centre
London Health Sciences Centre has been in the forefront of medicine in Canada for 135 years and offers the broadest range of specialized clinical services in Ontario. Building on the traditions of its founding hospitals to provide compassionate care in an academic teaching setting, London Health Sciences Centre is home to Children’s Hospital, South Street Hospital, University Hospital, Victoria Hospital, two family medical centres, and two research institutes – Children’s Health Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute, a joint research initiative with St. Joseph’s Health Care, London. As a leader in medical discovery and health research, London Health Sciences Centre has a history of over 50 international and national firsts and attracts top clinicians and researchers from around the world. As a regional referral centre, London Health Sciences Centre cares for the most medically complex patients including critically injured adults and children in Southwestern Ontario and beyond. The hospital’s nearly 15,000 staff, physicians, students and volunteers provide care for more than one million patient visits a year. For more information, visit www.lhsc.on.ca.

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Marek Kubow
Corporate Communications and Public Relations
London Health Sciences Centre
519-685-8500, ext. 75155

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