Vaughan, ON (August 12, 2019) – The Carpenters’ Union (locals 27 and 675) has cemented its place in southwestern York Region’s history with a generous $1-million gift to help build and equip Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital. The gift will be directed towards the main waiting area within the state-of-the-art Magna Emergency Department, which will support approximately 75,000 patient visits a year.

The Carpenters’ Union is a long-time supporter of Mackenzie Health and a key partner in advancing construction at Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital. Many of its members live in the community and have exceptional pride in building the first new hospital in York Region in more than 30 years.

To celebrate this incredible gift, a barbecue was held on Friday, August 9 at Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital to recognize the hundreds of carpenters and interior systems workers who are working tirelessly to build the 1.2 million square foot hospital. This gift brings Mackenzie Health Foundation’s total amount raised to $162 million of its $250-million goal, which represents the community share of the $1.6 billion project.

The Magna Emergency Department at Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital will allow Mackenzie Health to better address the increasing demands for urgent and emergency care in its growing communities of Richmond Hill, Vaughan, King and across southwestern York Region. It will include seven spacious treatment zones, including rooms dedicated to resuscitation, acute care, minor treatments, mental health, domestic abuse and sexual assault. When it opens in late 2020, Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital will feature fully integrated “smart” technology systems and medical devices – a first for a Canadian community hospital.  

QUOTES:

“This generous gift brings us one step closer to delivering the ‘smart’ hospital our community deserves. We’re grateful for the Carpenters’ Union contribution and community leadership. The main waiting area in Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital’s Emergency Department will benefit from this gift and help ensure that it meets the needs of patients and their families.”
 – Altaf Stationwala, President and CEO, Mackenzie Health

“It’s inspiring to see the community come together in support of Mackenzie Health. The Carpenters’ Union has shown great dedication, generosity and leadership, in both building the hospital and giving back to it. This gift will make a significant impact on our growing community for years to come.”
 – Rina Pillitteri, Board Chair, Mackenzie Health Foundation

“Our members take great pride in helping to build this much-needed hospital for our growing and deserving community. It’s an honour for us to be able to give back and make a difference, both as workers and donors. We’re proud to be supporting Mackenzie Health Foundation in bringing quality care close to home for the residents of southwestern York Region.”
 – Tony Iannuzzi, Executive Secretary Treasurer, Carpenters’ Union

About Mackenzie Health

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. 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 is spearheading the Exceptional Care Belongs Here campaign – the largest fundraising drive ever led by a community hospital in Canada – which is committed to raising $250 million in community contributions toward the total $1.6-billion project cost of the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital. To date, the campaign has raised $162 million for capital projects, medical equipment, technology and educational opportunities for Mackenzie Health. For more information, please visit mackenziehealthfoundation.ca

Media contact

Akilah Dressekie
Senior Communications Consultant, Mackenzie Health
905-883-1212 ext. 7304 | Akilah.Dressekie@mackenziehealth.ca

Richmond Hill/Vaughan, ON (June 13, 2019) – Today, the largest single donation in Mackenzie Health’s history was announced: a $40-million gift from the Cortellucci family to help build and equip the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital. The gift was announced at the 2019 Vaughan Mayor’s Gala hosted by the honourable Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mayor of Vaughan and Chair of Mackenzie Health Foundation’s Exceptional Care Belongs Here campaign.

The Cortellucci family are community leaders and long-standing supporters of Mackenzie Health. Examples of the family’s past support include naming of Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital’s emergency department, ongoing support at Mackenzie Health Foundation’s gala and signature events and leadership in our community, such as support for Hospice Vaughan and Niagara University Vaughan. The Cortellucci family is committed to the health and wellness of patients and families in Richmond Hill, Vaughan, King and surrounding communities. They are currently working with Mackenzie Health and Mackenzie Health Foundation to consider recognition options to honour the record-setting gift and the meaningful impact it will have.

This historic gift also brings Mackenzie Health Foundation’s total amount raised to more than $160 million as part of its Exceptional Care Belongs Here campaign. The campaign aims to raise $250 million and is the largest community hospital capital campaign in Canadian history. Hundreds of donors have supported the campaign to date, including 33 donors who’ve generously given $1 million or more. 

The 1.2 million sq. ft. Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital will feature fully integrated “smart” technology systems and medical devices. This is a first for a community hospital in Canada. As part of Mackenzie Health, Mackenzie Richmond Hill and Mackenzie Vaughan Hospitals will together bring exceptional care and “smart” technology close to home for patients and families in southwest York Region. For patients and families, this means an increase in available beds and more opportunities for care; support for 75,000 emergency visits at Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, 24,000 medical imaging exams between both sites; and increased capacity for surgery, including leading minimally invasive surgical techniques.

QUOTES

“Our family’s journey is one that embodies the immigrant experience. It is to work hard, do your best, contribute and share your blessings. We are especially grateful to the Vaughan community that we have called home for the last 25 years. And, we are humbled to contribute to the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, Canada’s first ‘smart’ hospital. By planting these seeds, we are helping a community and the members within it to flourish.”
MARIO CORTELLUCCI ON BEHALF OF THE CORTELLUCCI FAMILY

“The 2019 Mayor’s Gala will be remembered, cherished and celebrated as another important milestone embodying the work we have undertaken to ensure people have access to modern, quality and world-class front-line health care. Vaughan is blessed to be the destination of choice for so many families who have chosen to make Canada their home. Like many men and women who immigrated to Canada, the Cortellucci family have spent their lives giving back, helping all people, especially our most vulnerable citizens. Their historic and record-setting $40-million donation to the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital is an example of what we can achieve when we work together. The Cortellucci family are philanthropic leaders and Vaughan’s first-ever hospital will stand as a testament to their inspiring legacy of unwavering public service.”
THE HONOURABLE MAURIZIO BEVILACQUA, MAYOR OF VAUGHAN AND CHAIR OF MACKENZIE HEALTH FOUNDATION’S EXCEPTIONAL CARE BELONGS HERE CAMPAIGN

“Today’s announcement is a major step forward in building the ‘smart’ hospital our community deserves. We’re grateful to the Cortellucci family for their leadership, generosity and commitment to improving the health and wellness of all patients and their families in York Region and the promise of care close to home it inspires.”
ALTAF STATIONWALA, PRESIDENT AND CEO, MACKENZIE HEALTH

“We’re grateful to the Cortellucci family for this exceptional gift and their inspiring leadership, which brings us ever closer to our fundraising campaign goal and two-hospital vision. The compassion and philanthropy of our community will truly help change lives and support the continued growth of Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital. The Cortellucci family has demonstrated their commitment to making Canada’s first ‘smart’ hospital a reality and we couldn’t be more grateful.”    
INGRID PERRY, PRESIDENT AND CEO, MACKENZIE HEALTH FOUNDATION

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About Mackenzie Health

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. 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 is spearheading the Exceptional Care Belongs Here campaign – the largest fundraising drive ever led by a community hospital in Canada – which 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 $142 million for capital projects, medical equipment, technology and educational opportunities for Mackenzie Health. For more information, please visit mackenziehealthfoundation.ca

Media contact

Michelle Makowski
Senior Communications Consultant, Mackenzie Health
905-883-1212 ext. 7484 | Michelle.makowski@mackenziehealth.ca

 Richmond Hill, ON (June 12, 2019)

On Monday, June 10, golfers hit the green at Mackenzie Health Foundation’s 24th annual Proud Partners Classic raising more than $175K for the Exceptional Care Belongs Here campaign to help build and equip the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital and enhance care at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital.

Mackenzie Health’s premier golf tournament was held at Eagles Nest Golf Club and attracted over 140 business and community leaders. 18 holes of golf in scramble format, along with delicious food stations, prizes and exciting on-course activities rounded out the day. The winning foursome was Royal LePage Your Community Realty.

“We’re grateful to the support of our community,” says Altaf Stationwala, President and CEO, Mackenzie Health. “Events like these helps fund important and life-saving equipment for our hospitals. Over the years, this longstanding golf tournament has raised significant funds and have supported patient care and programs offered.”

Since 1995, the Proud Partners Classic Golf Tournament has raised more than $2.7M in support of new equipment and programs at Mackenzie Health and has become one of York Region’s most exclusive charity golf tournaments. Mackenzie Health Foundation is grateful to its many sponsors, including DG Group, Eagles Nest Golf Club, Elias Custom Metal Fabrication Inc., Lexus of Richmond Hill, Liberty Development Corporation, Michels Canada Co., Scotiabank and Sodexo Canada.

“It’s exciting to once again bring our community together, this time in 18 rounds of golf and networking,” says Ingrid Perry, President and CEO, Mackenzie Health Foundation. “Thank you to our golfers, sponsors and volunteers who helped make this event possible and raise critical funds for Mackenzie Richmond Hill and Mackenzie Vaughan hospitals.”

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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. 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 is spearheading the Exceptional Care Belongs Here campaign – the largest fundraising drive ever led by a community hospital in Canada – which 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 $142 million for capital projects, medical equipment, technology and educational opportunities for Mackenzie Health. For more information, please visit mackenziehealthfoundation.ca

Media contact:
Michelle Stegnar
Senior Communications Consultant, Mackenzie Health
905-883-1212 ext. 7484 | michelle.stegnar@mackenziehealth.ca

Richmond Hill, ON (June 3, 2019) – On June 2, Mackenzie Health Foundation hosted its 5th annual Ride for Health presented by CIBC and raised a record-breaking $350,000 – hitting a new milestone of $1 million raised since the event’s inception in 2015. Funds raised support Mackenzie Health Foundation’s $250-million Exceptional Care Belongs Here campaign to build and equip the future Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital and enhance care at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital. To date, Mackenzie Health Foundation has raised $120 million towards its $250- million Exceptional Care Belongs Here campaign goal, which represents the community share of the overall $1.6 billion project.

The 25/50/75/100-kilometre ride through picturesque York Region began at Copper Creek Golf Course in Kleinburg sponsored by CIBC, PFAFF, Nature’s Emporium, TACC Construction, KPMG, Forest Contractors and many more.

For the second consecutive year, Carlo DeGasperis, captain of Team A-TACC, took the top male fundraiser/top fundraising team title, raising over $100,000. The top female fundraiser was Lee Zanetti who raised over $10,000. Second place was presented to Forest Contractors who raised $28,600 and Guinness Group came in third, raising $14,725. Participants and attendees also heard the inspirational stories of keynote speaker, Jeff Adams. For Jeff, a wheelchair is a vehicle for success. This five-time Paralympian and six-time World Champion in wheelchair sports is living proof that focus, determination and spirit are the keys to achieving “gold medal” dreams. 

The 2020 Ride for Health is set for June 7, 2020.

QUOTES

“I’m proud of the incredible and inspiring leadership from our cyclists, volunteers, planners and participants who’ve helped make this Ride for Health one of our most exciting and memorable years yet. The enthusiasm and generosity of our community helps us bring the best possible care close to home for all the families of today and tomorrow, when they need us most.” – INGRID PERRY, PRESIDENT AND CEO, MACKENZIE HEALTH FOUNDATION

“Ride for Health is one of my favourite community events. I feel privileged to be part of the wonderful team raising funds for a very special project in our community. Our ultimate goal is to establish a world-class facility to provide health care to our fellow citizens. This is made possible through fundraising activities including great events like this. The Mackenzie Health team of volunteers and the Ride committee have been outstanding in making this event such a great success. Thank you to the community for your continued support.” – DOMENIC GURRERI, RIDE FOR HEALTH CO-CHAIR & PRESIDENT, FOREST CONTRACTORS

“This year’s event was our most impressive one yet, thanks to our incredible community, planning committee and every donor, rider, sponsor and volunteer. Celebrating this record-setting success is a major accomplishment. I’m proud to help lead this event because it brings to life our ultimate goal of bringing world-class health care to southwest York Region and beyond.” – MARK ROCCATANI, RIDE FOR HEALTH CO-CHAIR & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CIBC

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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. 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 is spearheading the Exceptional Care Belongs Here campaign – the largest fundraising drive ever led by a community hospital in Canada – which 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 $142 million for capital projects, medical equipment, technology and educational opportunities for Mackenzie Health. For more information, please visit mackenziehealthfoundation.ca

Media contact:
Michelle Stegnar
Senior Communications Consultant, Mackenzie Health
905-883-1212 ext. 7484 | michelle.stegnar@mackenziehealth.ca

Vaughan, ON (May 7, 2019) – On May 4, Mackenzie Health Foundation hosted its 14th annual Strides for Stroke which raised more than $287,000 – beating last year’s all-time record and hitting a new milestone of $2 million raised since the event’s inception in 2006 – to support patient care at Mackenzie Health. More than 1,300 people hit the streets of Richmond Hill and Vaughan for the 5KM run/walk in the Foundation’s largest community event. This event attracts a significant number of community members, patients, doctors, nurses, volunteers and hospital staff, and helps ensure that Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital and the future Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital have the lifesaving equipment it needs to deliver the best patient care.

Devon Briggs of Uxbridge was first to the finish line with a time of 18:43. The top fundraising team again this year was UniversalCare Movers and Shakers who raised more than $31,000 and Cathy Messina took home the prize for top fundraiser, raising more than $26,500. The post-race celebration featured live music courtesy of Arcadia Academy of Music, a frenzy of food trucks, vendor fair and Family Fun Zone.

Mackenzie Health is home to the York Region District Stroke Centre, recognized as a centre of excellence. Over the last four years, the number of stroke patients admitted to inpatient care has increased across Ontario. Last year alone, Mackenzie Health cared for nearly 500 stroke patients which is an increase of more than 100 patients since 2014. Since 2006, Strides for Stroke has raised $2 million to help fund critical programs, care, services and equipment like CT Scanners, MRI and ECG machines, vital sign and bedside monitors used throughout the hospital and in the diagnoses and treatment of stroke. For more information, please visit stridesforstroke.ca

The 2020 UniversalCare Strides for Stroke is set for Saturday, May 2.

QUOTES

“Strides for Stroke shines a light on the heart and spirit of York Region. I live in this community and I run in this race every year. This event is a special opportunity for thousands in our community to participate, give back and make a difference to the hundreds of patients who turn to Mackenzie Health for stroke care each year.” – ALTAF STATIONWALA, PRESIDENT AND CEO, MACKENZIE HEALTH

 “We are so inspired by the dedication and enthusiasm of our communities in Richmond Hill, Vaughan, King and indeed across York Region. We’re grateful to all our supporters, volunteers and participants who have helped make this year one of the most successful Strides for Stroke events yet.” – INGRID PERRY, PRESIDENT AND CEO, MACKENZIE HEALTH FOUNDATION

“Strides for Stroke is my favourite community event. My family, employees and I have been a proud supporter and participant for over 11 years. In addition to raising essential funds for Mackenzie Health and supporting patient care, it’s exciting to see how committed our community is in shaping a healthier future for people in York Region.” – JOSEPH GULIZIA, PRESIDENT AND CEO, UNIVERSALCARE CANADA

Strides for Stroke brings together people from all walks of life in community to celebrate and support the incredible work that the Mackenzie Health’s regional stroke program provides for those in need. It shows the dedication our community has in giving to initiatives so important for families today and tomorrow. I’m so proud to be a part of the volunteers and participants who, each year, contribute to a successful celebration of community, health, with stories of inspiration, all in support of exceptional patient care.” – PATRICK CICCOLINI, STRIDES FOR STROKE CO-CHAIR

“I am honoured to be partnered with Patrick and to work with the passionate and dedicated individuals on our committee. Little Morello Vettese Segreto (LMVS) law firm, here in Vaughan, has been a big supporter of Strides for Stroke and Mackenzie Health for the last seven years, as we believe being part of a community requires active community engagement. We are committed to helping keep exceptional care close to home.” – J. JOHN VETTESE, STRIDES FOR STROKE CO-CHAIR

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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. 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 is spearheading the Exceptional Care Belongs Here campaign – the largest fundraising drive ever led by a community hospital in Canada – which 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 $142 million for capital projects, medical equipment, technology and educational opportunities for Mackenzie Health. For more information, please visit mackenziehealthfoundation.ca

Media contact:
Michelle Stegnar
Senior Communications Consultant, Mackenzie Health
905-883-1212 ext. 7484 | michelle.stegnar@mackenziehealth.ca

VAUGHAN, ON, April 10, 2019 – Today, a $2 million gift was announced by the Zanchin Automotive Group to support world-class health care in Vaughan and across York Region. The gift will go towards the Mackenzie Health Foundation’s Exceptional Care Belongs Here campaign to help build and equip the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital and enhance care at the Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital.

The gift will directly fund a bank of modern, accessible hospital elevators designed to help patients, visitors, staff, physicians and volunteers navigate with ease through the new state-of-the-art Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital. This is a natural reflection of how the region’s largest Automotive Dealer group enhances the mobility of the people who live here.

“We are in the mobility business. At Zanchin, we provide our customers with the mobility that suits their needs. Similarly, the new hospital needs to provide its patients and staff with mobility, and we saw a perfect fit,” says Laura and Andria Zanchin, both Executive Vice Presidents of the Zanchin Automotive Group.

This investment reflects the Zanchin Group’s deep roots in the community. “As business owners in the Vaughan community for more than 46 years, we have grown as Vaughan has grown,” says Joe Zanchin, CEO of the Zanchin Automotive Group. “In that time, we have been passionate supporters of community-based initiatives, building lifetime relationships with our clients and employees, and we feel that this state-of-the- art hospital is a natural expression of our love for the community. We truly hope our donation encourages other potential donors to do the same,” says Zanchin.

Mackenzie Health Foundation’s Exceptional Care Belongs Here campaign is the largest fundraising drive led by a community hospital in Canada, with a mission to raise $250 million to support Mackenzie Health in caring for the increasing health care needs of its growing communities.

“We are grateful for the support and generosity of Zanchin Automotive,” says Altaf Stationwala, President and CEO, Mackenzie Health. “On behalf of Mackenzie Health and our community, thank you for your leadership.”

“The leadership and generosity of the Zanchin Automotive Group will help create exceptional patient experiences,” says Ingrid Perry, President and CEO of the Mackenzie Health Foundation. “We are grateful for this transformational gift and excited about getting closer to opening our doors to bring world-class care close to home.”

The hospital is scheduled to open in late 2020 to complement the care received at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital. It will feature fully integrated smart technology systems and medical devices – a national first for any community hospital.

“This remarkable donation of $2 million was made possible by the Zanchin Automotive Group,” says the Honourable Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mayor of Vaughan. “This selfless contribution marks yet another important milestone for the completion of Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital. Building this hospital is about investing in the health and well-being of our citizens and ensuring we all have access to world-class frontline health care for generations to come. As co-chair of the Mackenzie Health Foundation’s Exceptional Care Belongs Here campaign, I am in awe of the generosity of this community, including local leaders like Joe Zanchin, CEO of Zanchin Automotive Group. We have well surpassed the $100 million mark and we are very confident to reach our goal. The ongoing construction of Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital is an example of what we can achieve when we work together.”

About the Zanchin Automotive Group
The Zanchin Automotive Group established its roots in Vaughan, Ontario with a single dealership – Number 7 Honda, which opened for business in 1973. Its owner, Joseph Zanchin, came to Canada from Italy with nothing more than dreams of establishing a better life. Over the last 46 years, through a passion for automobiles, dedication to his people and hard work, the Zanchin Auto Group is one of Canada’s largest dealer groups with over 32 dealerships in Ontario representing 18 brands. The Group has built a solid reputation of trust in the automotive industry, both with the manufacturers they represent and the guests they serve buying and servicing vehicles daily.

About Mackenzie Health and Mackenzie Health Foundation
Mackenzie Health is a dynamic regional health care provider that includes the existing Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital and the future Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, as well as a comprehensive network of community-based services. 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

Mackenzie Health Foundation is spearheading the Exceptional Care Belongs Here campaign – the largest fundraising drive ever led by a community hospital in Canada – which 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 $142 million for capital projects, medical equipment, technology and educational opportunities for Mackenzie Health.
For more information, please visit mackenziehealthfoundation.ca

Media inquiries please contact:

Representing the Zanchin Automotive Group
Andria Zanchin
Principal and Executive Vice President
905.851.2258

Representing Mackenzie Health and Mackenzie Health Foundation
Michelle Stegnar
Senior Communications Consultant
Michelle.Stegnar@mackenziehealth.ca
905.883.1212 ext. 7484

SOURCE Zanchin Automotive Group