The Montfort Hospital Foundation pays tribute to its 4,392 donors

Thanks to the donors of the “For You, Sweet Heart” Fundraising Campaign, 2.5 million raised for the purchase of a CT Scanner with a specialized cardiac Module

Ottawa - March 1, 2018 - To pay tribute to its generous donors, the Montfort Hospital Foundation unveiled a Donor Recognition Wall last evening located at the entrance of the hospital's new CT Unit. The special event was held in the presence of over 200 donors who made major gifts to the "For You, Sweet Heart" Fundraising Campaign, launched in 2016 to purchase a Cardiac Computed Tomography (CT) Scanner for the Montfort.

The campaign's goal was $2.5 million. “Excellent news, this goal has been achieved, thanks to you, dear donors!” said Christine Sigouin, President and CEO of the Foundation.

The new Specialized Cardiac CT Scanner is an Aquilion Vision device from Toshiba. The device, which went into operation last fall, can provides 320 clear, detailed images of vital organs in 0.275 seconds.

“The specialized cardiac CT scanner has changed the way cardiology is practiced at Montfort," explains Dr. Bernard Leduc, President and CEO of Montfort. “We are now able to assess patients with atypical risk factors or symptoms, without having to perform an invasive angiogram with all its risks. We have been able on multiple occasions to expedite care of patients in ways never seen before, such as performing open heart surgery on patients within days of having the echocardiogram.”

Thanks to the contributions of 4,392 generous donors to the “For You, Sweet Heart” campaign, people in the region now have access to cutting-edge technology to obtain a timely and reliable cardiac diagnosis without discomfort. 

The recognition wall bears the names of those who contributed between $1,000 and $500,000. In addition, recognition plaques are displayed in the waiting room for the new CT scanner, to highlight the generosity and commitment of donors who contributed more than $10,000 to the campaign.

“Because you cared, we now have a tool that for years to come will help tens of thousands of your neighbours, your family members, your friends and complete strangers to – quite simply – live longer, better and happier lives together”, said Lawrence Greenspon, Chair of the “For You, Sweet Heart” Fundraising Campaign, to the donors attending the event.


About the Montfort Hospital Foundation

Since 1986, the Montfort Hospital Foundation has dedicated its energies to serving the Ontario community. With the invaluable support of thousands of donors, it spares no effort in ensuring the quality, integrity and cost-effectiveness of services offered to patients and to the extended Montfort family. Funds are used to purchase medical equipment, finance clinical education and research, invest in infrastructure projects and support day-to-day activities to provide better care for our patients.


About Hôpital Montfort

The Montfort Hospital Foundation has devoted its energies entirely since 1986 to serving the Ontario community. Montfort is Ontario’s Francophone Academic Hospital, offering exemplary person-centred care. Affiliated to the University of Ottawa, the hospital serves over 1.2 million people in Eastern Ontario, in both official languages.

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Information and interview requests:  

Christine Sigouin

President and CEO, Montfort Hospital Foundation

613-746-4621, ext. 2011