In the spirit of giving back, PwC Canada presented Mackenzie Health Foundation with a $250,000 donation. The announcement was made on December 4, 2019 during the grand opening of PwC Canada’s new GTA North office located at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre.

“As we open our new PwC office in Vaughan, we are thrilled that we can contribute to the future and health of York Region,” said Frank Magliocco, Managing Partner York region and National Real Estate Leader, PwC Canada. “Mackenzie Health is a pillar of the community as they build the first hospital in York Region in the past 30 years. As the community continues to grow, the need for access to healthcare is more important than ever.”

“It’s a great day when an esteemed business like PwC Canada expands into our growing community and chooses to give back,” said Mary-Agnes Wilson, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Executive at Mackenzie Health. “At every level of their organization, PwC Canada has made a financial contribution to help build and equip the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital. We are grateful for PwC’s partnership and investment in bringing the ultimate in health care to our community.”

At the grand opening, guests included the Mayor of Vaughan, Maurizio Bevilacqua as well as MP Francesco Sorbara, MPP Gila Martow, MPP Michael Tibollo and Altaf Stationwala, President and CEO, Mackenzie Health were in attendance to tour the new office and witness the cheque presentation.

The new GTA North office will allow PwC to collaborate with clients across the GTA to help solve their most important problems. The office is their most technologically advanced, complete with a cyber lab and collaborative workspaces.

Learn more about PwC Canada by visiting www.pwc.com/ca.

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.

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“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

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

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Dr. Matilda Ng has been practicing philanthropy for as long as she’s been practicing medicine. Influenced by the charitable nature of her late physician husband, Dr. Ng has been moved to support the organizations she believes in strongly but none more so than the place where she has dedicated her life’s work for 35 years: Mackenzie Health.

“My husband was a real animal lover and could never refuse a request to donate to those charities,” she says with a smile. “We also support other charities, particularly Doctors Without Borders, Red Cross, Hill House Hospice – but my donation to Mackenzie Health was definitely the largest.”

Although she believes philanthropy can be complicated, for Dr. Ng the primary reason is very personal: to honour the memory of her late husband who passed away nine years ago. Coincidentally, Dr. Ng’s sister had the same thought about honouring the memory of their parents who had both been patients at Mackenzie Health.

“My situation at the time didn’t allow me to think too much, adjusting to being a single parent and moving our lives forward. But my sister brought up the idea recently, and we both knew it was the right idea, and the right time.”

Although the humble and normally quiet doctor is hesitant about the attention, Dr. Ng’s philosophy to give back when you can will help to strengthen Mackenzie Health’s Culture of Generosity.

“I made this donation coming from my heart. I believe this will encourage others to do something similar as we should be thankful that as Canadians we have free access to comprehensive health care. When you give, you don’t expect to have something in return but it may be returned to you some day , somehow, without you even knowing.”

Have you ever thought of thanking one of your – or your family member’s – physicians, nurses or health care professionals for the compassionate care received by making a donation in their honour? That’s exactly what Joe Bumbaca did.

A man from humble beginnings, 90-year-old Joe Bumbaca has always been philanthropic and generous. His generosity knows no bounds when it comes to his wife Antonietta.

Four years ago, Joe’s son took Antonietta to their longtime dentist for a root canal. As they were leaving, Joe’s son noticed Antonietta’s face drooping on one side and she tried to speak but couldn’t.

He rushed her to North York General Hospital, conveniently located close to their dentist. When Joe learned of what happened, he and his children rushed to be by Antonietta’s side. Doctors gave the family the devastating news that she had suffered a massive stroke.

After some time in the hospital, Antonietta’s condition stabilized. Knowing he wouldn’t be able to care for Antonietta on his own, Joe had to make a difficult decision regarding her future care.

Mackenzie Health’s (in partnership with UniversalCare Canada Inc.) long-term care facility was recommended to Joe, and after visiting, he knew it was the best place for his wife.

When Antonietta first arrived, she required surgery to remove a blood clot in her leg. The surgery performed by Dr. Ali O. Fiture was very successful, ultimately saving Antonietta’s life.

Extremely pleased with the exemplary care his wife received, Joe made a $5,000 gift to Mackenzie Health Foundation in honour of Dr. Fiture. His generosity didn’t stop there.

Joe recently gave $18,000 in honour of the 18 long-term care staff that are part of Antonietta’s care team at Mackenzie Health. For the past three-and-a half years, this same team also makes Joe feel welcomed and supported each and every day he visits his wife.

“They care about you, they value you and I’m thankful for them,” says Joe.

For Joe, giving and being kind to people comes naturally. As a young boy, he always gave to the less fortunate because he knew others might need it more than him. “When I was growing up, I always felt lucky for how much good luck I experienced. Now, I’m fortunate enough to give back to others,” says Joe.

He hopes that others who have experienced the warmth of Mackenzie Health give back to say thank you.

To find out more about making a donation in someone’s honour, call Mackenzie Health Foundation at 905-883-2032 or visit mackenziehealthfoundation.ca/ways-to-give