Donation announcement at podiumVAUGHAN, ON – On Tuesday, March 27, Anatolia Tile + Stone pledged $1 million to Mackenzie Health Foundation’s $250-million Exceptional Care Belongs Here campaign to help build and equip the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital and advance surgery services at Mackenzie Health. Last year, Mackenzie Health performed close to 9,200 surgeries for patients who needed care for a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions.

“Anatolia Tile + Stone is proud to support our community in the construction of the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, the first hospital to be built in York Region in over 30 years. We’re proud to give back to the community which we call home, because exceptional care belongs here,” says Bekir Elmaagacli, Managing Director of Anatolia Tile + Stone. “We are pleased to make this financial donation which will help to ensure that the highest quality of health care is available in our backyard, when it is needed most for all of our families. We hope that this charitable gift made on behalf of the entire Anatolia Tile + Stone team makes a meaningful impact and inspires others in bringing exceptional healthcare to our community.”

In recognition of this transformative gift, the Surgical Waiting Room at the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital will be named in honour of Anatolia Tile + Stone.

“Thanks to community-minded and generous corporate partners, individuals and families like the Elmaagacli family, we are making significant progress in the Exceptional Care Belongs Here campaign,” says Ingrid Perry, President and CEO at Mackenzie Health Foundation. “Anatolia Tile + Stone’s incredible $1 million pledge brings our campaign total to more than $82 million raised to date towards our $250 million goal. The Elmaagacli family’s generosity will benefit this entire community, and we’re so thankful for their support.”

Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital will be Canada’s first “smart” hospital with integrated technology, systems and medical devices all communicating directly to one another to maximize information exchange and enhance the patient experience.  It will also be the first net new hospital to open its doors in York Region in over 30 years.

“We are so grateful to Anatolia Tile + Stone and the Elmaagacli family for giving back so generously in support of Mackenzie Health,” says Altaf Stationwala, President and CEO, Mackenzie Health. “This is a very exciting time for York Region as Mackenzie Health moves closer to our vision of a two-hospital model of care becoming a reality. This is such an important step in order to ensure everyone in our community has access to the quality care they need and deserve.”

Mackenzie Health Foundation’s $250-million Exceptional Care Belongs Here campaign is being spearheaded by a dedicated 33-member cabinet co-chaired by Greg Sorbara and Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua.

“On behalf of the City of Vaughan, let me express my sincerest gratitude and appreciation to the Elmaagacli family for their remarkable, selfless and generous donation of $1 million toward the ongoing construction and completion of the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital. We came together with the family at Anatolia Tile + Stone for this important city-building announcement. As co-chair of the $250 million Exceptional Care Belongs Here Campaign, I am in awe of the unwavering generosity and compassion of the people of Vaughan, like the Elmaagacli family, who are committed to giving back to our city and to care for our citizens,” said Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua, Co-Chair of the Exceptional Care Belongs Here Campaign.

“We continue to make important progress to deliver modern, accessible and frontline health care for residents in Vaughan and throughout York Region. The ongoing construction of the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital is an example of what we can achieve when we work together toward a common cause to elevate the quality of life of all people. The Elmaagacli family is a shining example of the spirit of generosity that defines our community.”

Construction of the new hospital – a 1.2 million sq. ft., state-of-the-heart health care facility – began in Fall 2016 and is making significant progress toward the scheduled completion in 2020.

Anatolia Tile + Stone

Anatolia Tile + Stone, a source for ceramic and stone products, is a supplier to some of the largest distributors throughout United States and Canada. Based in Toronto, Canada, Anatolia provides its partnering distributors access to enormous inventory as well as superior service beyond industry standards plus complete logistic services. This enables our customers to ship a variety of products from around the world, with delivery anywhere in North America within a few days. Expert staff provide personalized service and specialize in new product development, volume logistics and manage customer orders every step-of the way.

Anatolia Tile and Stone is an owned subsidiary of Anatolia Group Inc., a global Canadian-owned and managed Corporation. Anatolia Group Inc., includes diverse holdings in building materials manufacturing and distribution, real estate and capital investments. Other subsidiaries include Anatolia Capital Corp., Anatolia Tile and Stone (Turkey) A.S. and Anatolia Ceramics (Turkey) A.S.; with office, warehousing, distribution and manufacturing in China, Turkey, the United States and Canada.

For more information, please visit www.anatoliatile.com

About Mackenzie Health and Mackenzie Health Foundation

Mackenzie Health is a dynamic regional health care provider which includes the existing Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital and the future Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, as well as a comprehensive network of community-based services. The ground breaking for the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital was held on October 25, 2016.

In March 2017, the organization received its second consecutive award of Accreditation with Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada for its commitment to safety and quality patient care. This is the highest rating a Canadian health care provider can receive.

Guided by a vision to create a world-class health experience, Mackenzie Health has an unrelenting focus on the patient and is dedicated to patient needs now and in the future. With over 500,000 residents in Southwest York Region, Mackenzie Health is proud to serve one of the fastest growing and most diverse communities in Canada.

For more information, please visit mackenziehealth.ca

The Mackenzie Health Foundation’s Exceptional Care Belongs Here campaign – the largest fundraising drive ever led by a community hospital in Canada – is committed to raising $250-million in community contributions toward the total $1.6-billion project cost of the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital.

Since 1977, Mackenzie Health Foundation has raised more than $125 million for capital projects, medical equipment, technology and educational opportunities for Mackenzie Health.

For more information, please visit mackenziehealthfoundation.ca

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Media Contact:

Allison Trenholm, Director, Communications, Marketing and Stewardship
Mackenzie Health
Allison.trenholm@mackenziehealth.ca or 905-883-1212 ext. 7037

Sean G Cilona
Director of Marketing and Product Management
Anatolia Tile + Stone
sean.cilona@anatoliatile.com or 1 905 771 3800 x791

ABOUT MACKENZIE HEALTH

Mackenzie Health is a regional health care provider currently serving the rapidly growing communities of southwest York Region at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital and through a network of community sites in Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Barrie. When completed in 2020, Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital –  Canada’s first “smart” hospital – will provide an additional 350 beds, 1,800 full-time staff positions and 100 physician specialists to Mackenzie Health.

Mackenzie Health Foundation is spearheading the multi-year Exceptional Care Belongs Here campaign – the largest fundraising drive led by a community hospital in Canada – to help build and equip the much anticipated Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, as well as to enhance care at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital.

Since 1977, Mackenzie Health Foundation has raised more than $125 million for capital projects, medical equipment, technology and educational opportunities for Mackenzie Health.

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