John and Leslie Wilson are truly showing their gratitude for health services in the RMWB.
The couple is donating $500,000 to the Northern Lights Health Foundation’s gratitude campaign. The money will go towards the planned Minimally Invasive Surgery Suites Project, one of several that are set to receive support from the $16 million campaign.
“The health centre played a significant role in our lives over our 35 years in Fort McMurray,” said John Wilson in a statement. “We hope this contribution will make a meaningful difference in our community.”
The Wilsons have personally contributed over $550,000 to the NLHF over the years. In addition, they invested $173,300 through H. Wilson Industries when it was under their ownership. They still serve as honourary board members for the organization.
“From the bottom of our hearts, we thank John, Leslie, and their family for supporting the critically needed MIS Suites Project,” said NLHF Board of Directors Chair Melanie Antoine.
The MIS Suites will provide surgeons with the space to complete procedures in less invasive fashions through four brand-new suites. The rooms will also have the technical capability to allow doctors and surgeons to video and teleconference with other health care experts around the world. New lighting will also be provided for two other surgical suites, including a caesarean section suite that will be named after the family upon completion.
In addition to the MIS Suites Project, the NLHF Gratitude Campaign is aiming to fund palliative care, continuing care, community clinics, as well as a multi-purpose clinic, health centre lobby, healthy schools initiative, and an early investments project. You can find out more here.
There will be a donation ceremony on May 2 at 10 a.m. in the lobby of the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre.