The Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) in Ontario, Canada, has initiated a $50m expansion campaign to upgrade medical equipment and construct a new healthcare facility.
The campaign will help construct MSH's new acute care facility and procure additional ventilators, CT scanners, MRIs and over 100 new patient beds.
MSH president and CEO Janet Beed said that the hospital is building a healthcare facility for the future and the campaign plays a critical role in making the expansion a reality.
"Every dollar raised through the campaign will help build a facility that will ensure Markham Stouffville Hospital can continue to provide excellent quality care to our growing community," Beed added.
The hospital expects to launch the new facility in March 2013 and begin renovations to the existing building thereafter.
The MSH Foundation will continue to raise funds to support the hospital expansion as renovations take place, hospital officials said.
Many community members and donors have already made donations and started contributing to the expansion campaign.
MSH Foundation CEO Suzette Strong said, "Our donors are helping build more than just a hospital, they are making a difference in the lives of people and their families who depend on Markham Stouffville Hospital."
Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation exists to provide financial support as the hospital fulfils its mandate of providing compassionate, patient-cantered care.