Ottawa Construction News staff writer
One year after the public launch of the historic $500-million Campaign to Create Tomorrow, The Ottawa Hospital Foundation says it has surpassed the halfway point of its fundraising goal. With $268 million raised by late April, the campaign has taken a significant step forward to support the state-of-the-art new hospital on Carling Avenue and to enhance the hospital’s research.
With 53.6% of the campaign’s goal achieved, Tim Kluke, president and CEO of The Ottawa Hospital Foundation, said in a statement that residents the city, region, and beyond understand how vital this new hospital campus will be for generations to come.
“In the past year, we’ve seen so many families, individuals, and organizations make their largest philanthropic gifts ever — full stop. It’s a powerful example of how our city is ready to bring to life this vision to transform healthcare. While our campaign goal is ambitious, and there’s still plenty of work to do, we know achieving our goal is possible. There is room for everyone in this campaign and our success to date shows the city is ready to make it happen.”
From improving trauma care to enhancing neuroscience excellence to taking research to new heights, this campaign will strengthen the hospital’s ability to transform patient care here at home and around the globe, the TOH Foundation says in its statement.
With the first phase of construction now underway, Roger Greenberg, chair of the Campaign to Create Tomorrow, explained that it’s generated a new level of excitement about the future of healthcare. “This is a critical moment I’d been waiting for — the reality of seeing work underway. It’s an exciting moment in time for this campaign, and I know it will energize our community’s engagement with what the future holds for healthcare.”