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Rick Orr, SGHF Board Chairman

Orrs help steer the Hospital Foundation to Success

"If there's one thing that touches everyone in the community at some point, it's healthcare," says Rick Orr, Stratford General Hospital's Board Chairman. "It's changing rapidly and we need to keep up with the current technology in order to recruit the physicians we need. And without a strong hospital and the healthcare it provides it becomes very difficult to attract industry to Stratford."

Rick gives top marks to the leadership and staff of the Hospital and the Foundation-and to his father Tom who stepped forward to co-chair the $20 Heart & Soul Campaign at a time when there were other competing fundraising campaigns in town, and feasibility studies had said the $20 million goal was unreachable.

"I've spent a lot of time traveling across the province and the country and I think Stratford is unique-from its civic pride to the spirit of generosity we've been able to tap into for campaigns like Heart & Soul and MRI," says Rick. "The Foundation has a way of connecting with our community and inspiring them to give...and every gift is important, and deserving of our thanks."

Posted Monday, October 5 2015


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