TD Bank Group invests in life-saving endoscopy services

February 08, 2016

On Thursday, February 4, 2016, employees from TD Bank Group visited the Niagara Health System St. Catharines Site with a $50,000 donation supporting endoscopy needs at NHS sites across the region. The group received a tour of the endoscopy unit and learned how TD’s gift is helping to make a difference for thousands of Niagara patients who benefit from life-saving endoscopy procedures.
Endoscopy, a nonsurgical procedure used to examine the digestive or respiratory tract, uses a flexible tube with a light and camera attached to it.  The equipment is used every day at NHS, replacing the outdated need to surgically open someone up with a large incision, to diagnose, treat, and screen patients for a variety of ailments from chronic indigestion to cancer.
With a pressing need for new and replacement endoscopic equipment across NHS sites at a price tag of $2.5 million, TD seized the opportunity to help out.
“At TD Bank Group, we strive to make a lasting positive impact in the communities where we live and work and we’re always looking for opportunities to help in ways that will benefit our customers and employees,” says Coby Hawkins, District Vice President, TD Canada Trust.  “Hospitals need to stay current and well-equipped to offer quality care so it’s important to Niagarans that we invest in our local health system.” 
With over 16,000 endoscopy procedures performed across NHS sites in the course of a year, anyone can appreciate how many patients’ health depends on up-to-date scoping equipment.
Thank you to TD for supporting this important service at Niagara Health System.
Pictured above:
Front row L-R: Penny Sandercott, RN, NHS Endoscopy Unit
Middle row L-R: Derek McNally, NHS Executive Vice President, Clinical Services/Chief Nursing Executive; Sophia Clayton-Arana, NHS Clinical Manager, Outpatient Clinics & Heart Investigation Unit
Back row L-R: Dr. Suzanne Johnston, NHS President; Lenore Klassen, TD Bank; Joe Maggiolo, OneFoundation Board Chair; Coby Hawkins, District Vice President, TD Canada Trust; Simone Taddeo, TD Bank; Anna Cerino, TD Bank; Philip Fernandes; TD Bank; Cindy Bourassa, TD Bank.

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