St. Joseph’s Foundation of Elliot Lake receives $1-million monetary gift

The Edward and Suzanne Rogers Foundation has donated a $1-million donation to the St. Joseph’s Foundation of Elliot Lake.

Suzanne Rogers says she has a strong personal connection to Elliot Lake, having been born at the hospital and having lost her father, Miklos Kolev in a mining accident at Pater Mine when she was a child.

She adds once she was made aware of the need at St. Joseph’s Hospital, she responded quickly stating she wanted to give back to her hometown and understands how vital the CT scanner if for the community.

Foundation chair William Elliot says the donation will be spread over the next five years with the first installment being used for capital purchases, such as the CT Scanner.

His announcement also coincides with the commissioning of the new scanner at the hospital.

Foundation Chair William Elliott adds the donation by the Edward and Suzanne Rogers Foundation was instrumental in not only facilitating the purchase of a CT scanner, but in allowing the hospital to purchase the top-of-line unit.

He says the installation of the CT scanner will greatly improve patient care and comfort and will help eliminate over 2,200 annual trips out of the region. Previously, patients needing a CT scan would have to travel to Sudbury or Sault Ste. Marie for this service.

Due to restrictions related to the current pandemic, official recognition of the donation has had to be postponed to a later date says Elliott
“We look forward to the day when Suzanne and other representatives of the Edward and Suzanne Rogers Foundation can come to Elliot Lake, see firsthand the impact that their generosity has had, and take part in a proper ceremony.”

For more information, call William Elliott at 705-461-0023 or at welliott@elnos.com .

The St. Joseph’s Foundation of Elliot Lake is a registered charitable organization dedicated to the improvement of patient care and comfort at the St. Joseph’s General Hospital, the St. Joseph’s Manor, and the Oaks Treatment Centre.

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