The spirit of the holiday season is alive and well at Humber River Regional Hospital.
On Monday, the hospital received a $1-million donation, which will go towards the $1.75-billion hospital now under construction at Keele Street and Hwy. 401.
The contribution came from accounting firm and solvency and restructuring firm msi Spergel Inc./Mandelbaum Spergel Gluckman Group/Spergel Forster Silverberg & Gluckman, LLP.
“It (Humber River) is our charity of choice,” Spergel managing partner Alan Spergel told The Mirror. “We believe strongly this is a facility that is long overdue in the north of the city.”
As North America’s first fully digital hospital, Humber River will provide leading edge technology and treatments for patients while saving taxpayers money, he said.
Spergel has been involved in fundraising efforts for Humber River for the last decade. Hospital officials are thrilled with Monday’s donation.
“Spergel has been a great friend to our organization over the past several years,” hospital president Dr. Rueben Devlin said.
“This very generous donation will help us provide state-of-the-art care for thousands of patients in the years ahead. We are very grateful to everyone at Spergel for the support and confidence in our team that this donation represents.” Heather Hurst, president of the hospital foundation, agreed.
“This $1-million gift by Spergel is a tremendous boost to our capital campaign,” she said. “It is the support of organizations such as Spergel that will ensure our campaign’s success.”
The new hospital is scheduled to open in May 2015.