Commonwell pledges half million dollars to Ross Memorial Hospital

By Lindsay Advocate

L to R: Ryan O’Neill (Foundation Board Chair), Tim Shauf (Commonwell CEO), and Erin Coons (Foundation CEO) at Ross Memorial Hospital.

Commonwell Insurance CEO Tim Shauf knows well the important role donors play in patient care when critical capital projects are needed in communities of this size. That’s why Commonwell has pledged to contribute $500,000 to ensure Ross Memorial has the resources it requires to continue to expand patient services and meet our community’s growing needs, according to a media release.   

New technologies and advances in medicine result in faster and safer diagnosis and treatment. These tools are ensuring our physicians and staff all have access to the clinical resources and patient records they need – simultaneously. All new patient care equipment – like the new CT scanner and MRI – is digitally connected, providing the latest in imaging and greater clinical information than ever before.  

Given the rapid population growth in the City of Kawartha Lakes, the high percentage of seniors and others requiring complex care, The Commonwell’s gift positions Ross Memorial to accelerate technological advancements that better connect patients to care and strengthen our healthcare future.

Shauf is also campaign chair on the RMH Foundation’s Board of Directors. “We believe in investing in the resiliency of our communities and helping to make them stronger and believe it’s part of our responsibility as a corporate enterprise,” said Tim Shauf. 

“We’re incredibly grateful for this leadership gift from The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group,” said Ryan O’Neill, RMH Foundation Board Chair. “This generous investment in our local hospital is helping to improve care and grow services. What’s more, The Commonwell gift will emphasize to the Ministry of Health the commitment in our community for the modernization and growth of our hospital.”

“We’re very excited to have the support of The Commonwell as we embark upon the next generation of care at Ross Memorial,” said Erin Coons, RMH Foundation CEO. “On behalf of the patients and families who will benefit from The Commonwell’s generous support, we thank their team. Together, we are the Ross.”

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