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Scotiabank supports a 'Bright Future'

 Med Room door demonstration

medication room sign

Scotiabank's Community Branch Manager (Station Mall), John Koster and Branch Manager (Northern Ave.), Craig Chorney visited the Sault Area Hospital this week. They received a tour of the Maternal/Child Department where they presented the Sault Area Hospital Foundation and the Manager of Maternal/Child, Gisele Anderson with a pledge for $20,000.

The pledge is made through Scotiabank's Bright Futures program which brings together the philanthropic values of the organization and the passion of the employees at Scotiabank. For over 175 years, ‘Scotiabankers’ have had a history of giving back to the communities they call home to ensure they create the best places to live and work. “The decision to assist the Sault Area Hospital, in this case the Maternal Child Program, is essential to creating a better community. As the families of Sault Ste. Marie continue to grow, we value ensuring that this community is the best place to raise a family. That is what this gift means to our employees and the whole organization.” John Koster, Community Branch Manager, Scotiabank.

The gift from Scotiabank has been allocated to the purchase of equipment for patient safety, diagnosis and treatment. “The Maternal Child Department sees some of the most fragile patients. We are most appreciative of Scotiabank’s gift as it will ensure excellent care for our newborns and their families.” Cheryl Pavoni, Executive Director, Sault Area Hospital Foundation.

The Sault Area Hospital Foundation, on behalf of all the newborns that are delivered in our community and their families, would like to thank Scotiabank and their employees for the generous support and commitment to excellence in healthcare services in our community


This picture above shows Gisele Anderson using her key card to enter one of the 3 locked doors to the medication rooms in the department. She is demonstrating to both Koster and Chorney how their organization's pledge has helped ensure the safety of the thousands of patients and families that enter this department throughout the year.

Scotiabank cheque presentation

L to R : Gabe Stefanizzi, Sault Area Hospital Foundation Board President, John Koster, Scotiabank Community Branch Manager, Gisele Anderson, Manager of Maternal Child Program at Sault Area Hospital, Craig Chorney, Scotiabank Branch Manager, and Barry Bailey, Sault Area Hospital Foundation Board Member.