“Unprecedented” $75 Million Donation to Scarborough Health Network, University of Toronto – Toronto

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) says it has received an « unprecedented » donation from the Orlando Corporation to modernize hospitals in Scarborough.

SHN confirmed on Wednesday that it had received $50 million of the $75 million donation, with the University of Toronto Scarborough receiving the remaining $25 million.

The network said the money would « strengthen the region’s ability to deliver world-class care to the community and train future healthcare professionals. »

SHN said the donation will go towards the new Birchmount Hospital, mental health needs such as the establishment of the Orlando Corporation Mental Health Center of Excellence which will focus on a recovery-oriented model of care and others. urgent priorities.

The $25 million gift to the University of Toronto will support the construction of a new five-story building on the Scarborough campus that will be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for health education programs.

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SHN said it will be able to increase the number of doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and specialist rehabilitation professionals in Scarborough, as well as provide economic stimulus and professional jobs in the area. .

The Orlando Corporation is the nation’s largest private industrial real estate developer and owner. Orlando owns, leases and manages more than 46 million square feet of industrial, office and retail properties, SHN said.

“This donation is momentous for the Scarborough Health Network and is the largest donation in our history,” said Alicia Vandermeer, President and CEO of the SHN Foundation.

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