Humber River Hospital – The River Ball
Author(s): Ian W. K. Furlong
May 30, 2015
Ian Furlong, attended the Humber River Hospital Foundation’s The River Ball: Impressions by the River at the Paramount Conference and Event Centre.
Humber River Hospital serves a catchment area of more than 850,000 people in the northwest Greater Toronto Area. It is affiliated with the University of Toronto and Queen’s University Medical Schools. Currently, the Humber River Hospital is building North America’s first fully digital hospital, one that the organization plans to make a lean, green and technological showcase.
The new hospital will be a place where patients can participate in all aspects of their care. In partnership with their teams of care providers, patients and families will take advantage of the technologies available.
Legendary comedian André-Philippe Gagnon lent his talent to the event as did track and field icon Donovan Bailey.
“I credit my incredible care team, including Dr. (Anthony) Mascia, for my treatment, rehabilitation and bringing me back to world class competition,” said Bailey.
All proceeds from the event go to support the $225-million fundraising campaign to build and equip the new Humber River Hospital – the first new hospital built in Toronto in 25 years – set to open October 18, 2015.