Businessman Jim Pattison is making the biggest ever donation to a medical facility by a private citizen in the history of Canada.
He is giving $75-million to Vancouver’s St. Paul’s hospital foundation. The money will go towards a new Jim Pattison Medical Centre to be built in Vancouver.
This new facility would include a new St. Paul’s hospital, several research facilities and centres for excellence and the provincial Heart Centre.
“On behalf of the Jim Pattison Foundation, I am proud to donate to St. Paul’s Foundation for a hospital that has been putting people first in our community for more than 120 years,” said Jim Pattison, Chairman and CEO of the Jim Pattison Group. “The new Jim Pattison Medical Centre will build on St. Paul’s Hospital’s history of serving British Columbians with excellence and compassion, and enable close collaboration among clinicians and researchers to collectively drive new standards in health care and treatment for all British Columbians.”
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