Matthijs Bruining

RBC shows community commitment

The RBC Foundation recently donated $20,000 to the Campbell River Hospital Foundation to support an obstetrician program

The RBC Foundation recently donated $20,000 to the Campbell River Hospital Foundation to support an obstetrician program.

The program, MORE OB, is an inclusive program that will include all physicians and midwives who practice obstetrics in the local area as well as all nursing staff in the Campbell River Hospital Maternity Department.

The purpose of the program is to build and sustain a culture of patient safety through the development of knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviours and practices that make safety the number one priority for all members of the team.

RBC Branch Manager Matthijs Bruining said the cause is important to the institution.

“As always our organizations have a great history of working together for the collective good of our community,” Bruining says.

“RBC’s approach in ensuring a broad base of support to create a foundation for a wide range of community and social causes ensures that we have a vibrant community today and in the future.”

RBC’s Foundation exists to empower the communities the institution does business in through charitable acts and by encouraging employee engagement and good corporate citizenship.

Stacey Marsh, executive director of the Campbell River Hospital Foundation, says the foundation has been a big supporter of health care in Campbell River.

“The RBC Foundation has continued to show their commitment to our hospital and community, they have given more than $163,000 since 2005,” Marsh says.

“The RBC Foundation and their local staff understand that supporting quality healthcare is about giving and we are extremely grateful for their support and partnership.”

RBC is one of Canada’s largest corporate donors, with a tradition of philanthropy dating back to 1891.

Recently named as one of the “Top 50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations” in Canada, RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations, sponsorships, and employee volunteer activities.

To make a donation to the hospital visit, www.crhospitalfoundation.ca