FLATO Developments Inc. has donated $3 million to the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, the largest donation in the hospital’s history.
The Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation and FLATO Developments made the announcement at the hospital on Monday (September 26). The donation will support the digital transformation of patient care and enhancement of services at Ross Memorial Hospital.
“A hospital is fundamental to any community, and we want to ensure that the people who live in this community have access to the right equipment and facilities to deliver the best care,” said Shakir Rehmatullah, FLATO Developments Inc. owner and CEO, in a media release from the hospital foundation. “We are proud to be supporting Ross Memorial Hospital in that mission.”
“Supporting healthcare is close to my heart,” Rehmatullah added. “I lost my father to cancer and it’s his legacy and example that I keep in mind when it comes to giving back to the community. I am deeply committed to supporting a healthy and thriving community in the Kawartha Lakes.”
According to the media release, Ross Memorial Hospital is modernizing the delivery of care through new technologies and advances in medicine resulting in faster and safer diagnosis and treatment. Digital transformation includes all new patient care equipment, including a new CT scanner and MRI, which will be digitally connected to provide world-class imaging and up-to-the-minute clinical information where and when the patient needs it.
“This historic investment will greatly benefit our community hospital by supporting advancements in connectivity and services that will help ensure we deliver the highest quality of care to all of our patients,” said Ross Memorial Hospital and CEO Kelly Isfan. “Ross Memorial is thrilled to celebrate this record donation for our hospital with our newly named FLATO Developments Ambulatory Care Centre.”
Launched in 2005 and based in Markham, FLATO Developments Inc. develops housing projects across southern Ontario, including in Lindsay and Cameron within Kawartha Lakes.
In April, FLATO Developments Inc. donated $1.2 million to Fleming College in Lindsay and, last December, entered into a 15-year $1.375 million sponsorship agreement with the Academy Theatre in Lindsay, which is now called FLATO Academy Theatre Lindsay. The company has also previously made donations to Ross Memorial Hospital.
“Although we’re still in the early stages of our campaign, we were thrilled to learn of Shakir Rehmattulah’s interest in our hospital’s priority needs,” said Tim Shauf, Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation board campaign chair. “Having met with Shakir several times over the last few months, I’ve witnessed how committed he is to growing strong communities and how much he values the availability of high-quality health care.”