Andrew Williams, HPHA president and CEO
Strong Foundations build a better hospital
The Hospital Foundation is a key piece in developing strong, flexible and responsive local healthcare in Stratford and area-something that goes for all four sites of the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance, says Andrew Williams, HPHA President and CEO.
"We would not be where we are today if it weren't for the leadership of the Stratford General Hospital Foundation," says Andrew, who recognizes talented staff, volunteers and a generous community as essential ingredients.
"It's like the perfect storm" you've got a strong, passionate, driven Foundation and a community that wants to be part of the solution. You bring those things together and it creates the kind of energy that results in more than $20 million being raised in the North Wing expansion, and $3.8 million for the MRI in record time.
That's genuine, heartfelt praise for Andrew who is a major donor to the "Heart & Soul Redevelopment Campaign". "You have to put your money where your mouth is," he says of his sponsorship of an Intensive Care Room, a service that supports the whole region.
Posted Monday, October 5 2015
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