For Immediate Release
February 20 , 2014
(LONDON, Ont.) – London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is proud to announce that for the second year in a row it has exceeded its goal for the annual LHSC United Way Campaign, this year raising $152,145 to support those in need in our community.
Last year, LHSC surpassed its goal by $10,000, raising more than $140,000 in total. Recognizing that the needs in our community continue to grow, this year’s goal was increased to raise $150,000 in support of the United Way London & Middlesex.
“Last year our staff and physicians showed an unprecedented level of support and awareness for the United Way, and we were confident that our campaign committee and United Way Champions would continue building on that momentum,” says LHSC Acting President and CEO Murray Glendining. “We set an ambitious goal, and I am very pleased that together we have surpassed it.”
This year’s internal campaign theme was “Care Beyond Our Walls” to highlight the impact LHSC people can have within our community.
“We continue to be impressed by the care and compassion demonstrated by London Health Sciences Centre staff and physicians,” says Andrew Lockie, CEO, United Way London & Middlesex. “Their commitment to creating a healthy community where everyone has the opportunity to succeed is inspiring.”
About London Health Sciences Centre
London Health Sciences Centre has been at the forefront of medicine in Canada for 138 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, University Hospital, Victoria Hospital, the Kidney Care Centre, two family medical centres, and two research institutes – Children’s Health Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute. As a leader in medical discovery and health research, London Health Sciences Centre has a history of over 65 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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