As new cases of the novel coronavirus are being found every day, a Toronto hospital is opening a screening centre in the east end.
Toronto East General Hospital
n 1975, when Michael Garron was 13 years old and dying of a rare form of soft tissue cancer, his final wish was that he not be forgotten.
His parents, Myron and Berna Garron, promised him that wouldn’t happen. On Dec. 2, they donated $50 million to the Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH) in his memory, and made Michael’s wish come true.
The local hospital opened up a stage of mock-up rooms in their new patient care tower that they’ve been working on since September. The rooms are designed to test out everything before they are actually built.
It didn’t take long for newly signed Toronto Maple Leafs forward Brad Boyes to contribute to the city that drafted him.
Boyes joined the Shoppers Drug Mart team Thursday to help raise money for Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH).
She said the campaign was successful thanks in large part to strong leadership from the foundation team, donors, 100 per cent participation from hospital medical staff, volunteers and the community.
Toronto East General Hospital has been named one of the winners of the 20 Faces of Change Award. It was created to honour individuals or organizations that have made a positive impact on Canada’s health care field.
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