Generous donation to help expand SAH cardiac services


Freedom 55 Financial presents $25,000 to help expand cardiac services at Sault Area Hospital

The Sault Area Hospital will be expanding local cardiac services thanks to community donations, including a $25,000 corporate contribution from Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life. The donation was presented by members of the local Freedom 55 Financial office, a division of London Life Insurance Company. The funds will help purchase new medical equipment and expand the range of cardiac procedures available locally so that patients can stay in Sault Ste. Marie for care.

“For families, having access to health care close to home can make a big difference, especially when it comes to urgent cardiac needs,” said Chris Schnarr, Regional Director, Freedom 55 Financial. “Our company has deep roots in our community and was proud to support the building of the Sault Area Hospital. With this donation, we’re pleased to continue our tradition of support so families receive the best care possible.”

Community donations to the Sault Area Hospital Foundation pay for essential medical equipment and the tools caregivers need to keep patients healthy. Community fundraising is a reality that every hospital in the province faces. Local dollars save local lives.

“The SAH Foundation Board and staff are most appreciative of the generous donation from Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life. This gift helps us provide the equipment required by our hospital’s dedicated physicians and staff to provide care to our loved ones close to home.” said Elaine Pitcher, Sault Area Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, Chair “With technology advances, and the ever increasing cost of equipment, gifts such as this are vital as SAH moves towards expanding cardiac services. This donation certainly shows the company cares, and that they support the need for strong local healthcare.”

About the Sault Area Hospital Foundation

The Sault Area Hospital Foundation (SAHF) is responsible for raising funds to purchase medical equipment for the Sault Area Hospital (SAH). Community funding pays for hospital equipment, the tools our caregivers need to keep you healthy. Community fundraising is a reality that every hospital in the province faces. Local dollars save local lives. Donations to SAHF allow SAH to deliver care with leading-edge medical equipment and acquisition of the latest information technology. Philanthropic investments to SAHF can help expand the knowledge and competency of physicians, nurses and staff. Together with our community, the Foundation, as the primary source of funding for equipment, can ensure the citizens of Sault Ste. Marie and area have quality patient-centered healthcare. We will inspire donors to join us in raising funds for Sault Area Hospital to ensure the delivery of outstanding care, close to home.

About Great West Life, London Life and Canada Life

Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions, and serve the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada. Responsible and ethical management is an intrinsic value of the companies and is essential to long-term profitability and value creation. As an Imagine Caring Company supporting the principles of corporate citizenship and benchmarks for community investment established by Imagine Canada, the companies contribute at least one per cent of pre-tax profit in support of the communities where their employees and customers live and work.