$1 million donation to help hospital

SMITHS FALLS, ON – Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital today announced it has received a $1 million donation to aid its Great War Memorial site with the purchase of essential medical equipment.

The landmark gift comes from Perth philanthropists David and Ann Trick. Mr. Trick is the former owner of the Perth Soap Company, a division of Trillium Health Care Products.

“On behalf of our patients, staff and the community, I would like to thank the Tricks for their remarkable generosity,” said Todd Stepanuik, President and CEO of Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. “The gift they’re making today will make something great even greater. With state-of-the-art medical equipment, vital programs provided at our hospital will continue to thrive and grow.”

“David and Ann are a remarkable couple who truly lead by example,” said Sterling Bennett, Board Chair of Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. “This dedication and commitment will undoubtedly inspire others, and we are deeply grateful for their support.”

As a gesture of thanks and to recognize this donation, Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital has decided to name the Intensive Care Unit at the Great War Memorial Hospital site after the Tricks. It will be known as the ‘David and Ann Trick Intensive Care Unit’.

“My wife and I have a passion for making a difference in people’s lives, which is exactly what Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital will continue to do for families of this community,” said Mr. Trick. “Our gift symbolizes our strong commitment to the health and welfare of our community. We are proud of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital, and know that our gift will help to have a tremendous impact on the health care of many people in the community.”

For more information, please contact:

Todd Stepanuik

President and CEO

Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital

Tel:  613-283-2330 ext. 1130


Great War Memorial Site
33 Drummond Street West
Perth, ON K7H 2K1
Tel: (613) 267-1500
Smiths Falls Site
60 Cornelia Street West
Smiths Falls, ON K7A 2H9
Tel: (613) 283-2330

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