Crowe MacKay LLP has donated $50,000 to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation in honour of its 50th anniversary.
The KGH Foundation is raising funds for an electrophysiology lab.
“We recognize that we have been fortunate to practise in such a vibrant, growing community, and along the way we have strived to support the community that has supported us,” Crowe MacKay managing director David Gautier said.
Once the lab is complete, the hospital can perform advanced heart rhythm services. Currently, it cannot perform these services, which has resulted in more than 75,000 B.C. residents being wait-listed for beds in Vancouver and Victoria.
KGH patients who require these services are transported by air ambulance to other hospitals. Many family members who want to join their loved ones struggle to afford travel. Patients are also left to pay their way home after their procedures are complete.
Crowe MacKay also provides scholarships to UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College, and supports the United Way, BC Cancer Agency and more.
The $50,000 donation translates to approximately 150 cardioverter-defibrillations and 450 electrophysiology procedures.
“We are grateful for the relationship we have with Crowe MacKay and their staff,” KGH Foundation chief development officer Allison Ramchuk said. “This generous gift demonstrates their commitment to the well being of the patients of this community and those dedicated to their care.”
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