Flato makes largest donation in Ross Memorial’s history
$3 million dollars will support the digital transformation of patient care and enhancement of services
Ross Memorial Hospital officials announced today that FLATO Developments is donating $3 million dollars to support the digital transformation of patient care and enhancement of services at the Lindsay hospital.
The hospital will dedicate the FLATO Developments Ambulatory Care Centre to recognize this donation — the largest donation in the hospital’s history.
This digital transformation includes all new patient care equipment — such as the new CT scanner and MRI, which will be digitally connected, providing world-class imaging and up-to-the-minute clinical information where and when the patient needs it.
Hospital president and CEO Kelly Isfan says a patient, digital information is pretty powerful. “If you’ve been to hospital anywhere in the province, that digital information is available and you don’t have to repeat tests and the clinicians have a bit more of your history at Ross Memorial.”
Isfan notes we have lots of elderly residents and they and their loved ones can log into My Chart and the digital information is there. “It strikes you as first as it’s computers or IT, but truly we are just information and it can all be digitized.”
FLATO previously donated $1.2 million to Fleming College’s Frost Campus in Lindsay along with a donation to the Academy Theatre and a new playground at Fenelon Township Public School.
For FLATO Developments president Shakir Rehmatullah, the cause is personal — his father passed away from cancer and that’s why he started getting involved in supporting hospitals. “When you are going to the hospital that distance between your home and the hospital, you are really scared and really worried. I always think about what we can do to support our hospitals because we all need these great institutions to save our lives.”
Rehmatullah says the hospital plays a key role in community health and growth and needs access to “the right equipment and facilities to deliver the best care.”
Tim Shauf, RMH Foundation Board Campaign Chair said although the hospital is still in the early stages of the fundraising campaign, they are thrilled to learn of Shakir Rehmattulah’s interest in the Hospital’s priority needs.
“Having met with Shakir several times over the last few months, I’ve witnessed how committed he is to growing strong communities and how much he values the availability of high-quality health care,” said Shauf.