ELORA – Polycorp Ltd. has decided to complete its $50,000 pledge to the Groves Hospital Foundation now rather than stretch the donations over time as originally planned.
“Having been involved in fundraising and donations for a number of health care causes in the past, I understand how important donors are for maintaining the vital operations of any hospital,” stated Peter Snucins, president and CEO of Polycorp, n a press release.
“Polycorp is proud to support the New Groves Hospital Project and we hope that we can inspire other local companies, our community, and other manufacturing plants to get involved by making their own gifts to Groves.”
Snucins said some employees have decided to contribute to the initiative on their own, and he decided to personally match such employee donations.
In recognition, the treatment area in the Ambulatory Care Centre at the new Groves hospital will be named the Polycorp Ltd. Treatment Area.
Last year, over 15,100 visits were made to the Ambulatory Care Centre at Groves for inpatient and outpatient care. The new centre will have more space and the ability to grow to accommodate community needs.
“We are truly thankful for the support of corporate donors like Polycorp Ltd.,” stated Lori Arsenault, executive director of the Groves Hospital Foundation.
Foundation close to target
Arsenault said the foundation has reached $19.7 million of its $20 million fundraising campaign – funds that will be used to pay for 10 per cent of the build and nearly all of the equipment and technology needed to outfit the new hospital.
“We expect to move to the new hospital later this year and, thanks to donors like Polycorp, our staff will have an improved and expanded facility with state-of-the-art tools to continue to treat our patients, close to home,” she said.
Polycorp manufactures elastomeric parts for the auto industry. Its corporate head office is located in Toronto, with the manufacturing plant in Elora employing over 240 local residents.