David S. Howes Fund at the Niagara Community Foundation

March 27, 2019

Providing hospital caregivers with life-saving equipment
Niagara Health Foundation will put $50,000 in grant dollars awarded by the David S. Howes Fund at the Niagara Community Foundation towards purchasing 2 new defibrillators as part of a system-wide initiative to replace the hospital’s entire fleet. 

In keeping with Mr. Howes’ desire to have a lasting and meaningful impact in his home community, the project entails arming the Code Blue teams throughout all hospital sites with state-of-the-art defibrillators.  These life-saving devices are needed on a regular basis by Code Blue teams to respond to cardiac emergencies and were used to treat more than 350 patients just last year!

NCF Executive Director Bryan Rose shared, “Having the opportunity to see these defibrillators first-hand reinforces my confidence that they will have a tremendous impact for thousands of people across the Niagara Region.  With healthcare services being one of David S. Howes Fund granting priorities, I know helping to fund these vital pieces of medical equipment would have made David very proud.”

This being an extension of Mr. Howes’ extensive record of philanthropy in support of local healthcare, Niagara Health Foundation is truly honoured to be the recipient of the first wave of grants from his legacy fund.
(Photo:  Bryan Rose of the Niagara Community Foundation is shown one of the hospital’s sixty-six new defibrillators by Biomedical Charge Technologist Frank Gigliotti on his visit to the St. Catharines Site.)

Niagara Health Foundation gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the
Niagara Community Foundation.  The Foundation builds permanently endowed
charitable funds and provides grants to eligible charitable organizations in culture,
health, education, environment, recreation and social service sectors.

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