Continued Support from Local Business

For Immediate Release – Friday, November 7, 2013

Media Release

RE: Continued Support from Local Business

Smiths Falls, ON – The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital (PSFDH) has historically been the fortunate and grateful recipient of many generous donations over the years. This major donation received from local business, Crain & Schooley Insurance Brokers was welcomed and appreciated. The donation of $50,000 from the Crain & Schooley Insurance Brokers, a division of Johnson Inc., was given in part to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the local insurance firm.

The donation has been earmarked for the second wave of fundraising of the Smiths Falls Site redevelopment project recently completed at the hospital. Giving is on the minds of many and this donation is a clear example of the philanthropic nature in our communities.

Richard Schooley is presently a member of the PSFDH Board of Directors and holds the hospital near and dear to his heart. He is a strong advocate for local services and to ensuring that the delivery of health care remains strong in our communities.

“On behalf of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital, I am sincerely appreciative of the generous financial support provided by this Mr. Schooley and his colleagues,” said Linda Bisonette, President & CEO. “The continued generosity of our community never ceases to amaze me,” she noted.

“The people in our community continue to see that the hospital is truly the heart of our towns and that many people want to ensure healthcare services close to home,” stated Richard Schooley, President, Crain & Schooley Insurance Brokers. “A donation of time or financial support to your local hospital is a great way to ensure PSFDH stays viable,” he added.

The Smiths Falls Site of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital recently saw the completion of the significant $43 million redevelopment project. The redevelopment project began the summer of 2008 and was completed in June 2012. Funds will be required to offset the balance of the community share of this major project.

Affecting every area of patient care, the 58,000 square feet of new space and 78,000 square feet of renovated space features larger, brighter Patient Rooms, a redeveloped Emergency Department, a new Surgical Suite with three operating rooms, a new Post Anaesthetic Care unit, a new Intensive Care Unit, a new Obstetrics unit, a new and expanded Ambulatory Care unit, a new Laboratory and Pharmacy as well as a new and expanded Diagnostic Imaging Unit including a CT scanner.

About PSFDH:

The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital (the “Hospital”) is a fully accredited acute care health care organization located on two state-of-the-art sites. The hospital is situated in the heart of the Rideau Canal region and proudly provides health services to more than 44,000 people in the surrounding communities. The hospital delivers a broad range of primary and secondary services and programs such as emergency care, diagnostic imaging, obstetrics, general and specialty surgical services, dialysis as well as laboratory and infection control services.

 For more information contact:

Linda Bisonette, BScN, MHS, CHE
President & CEO
Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital
613-283-2330 ext:1110
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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