left to right: Roger Wright, Chair University Hospitals Kingston Foundation, Sr. Pauline Lally, Sr. Diane Brennen, General Superior Sr. Kathryn LaFleur, Sr. Sheila Langton and Denise Cumming, Ex. Dir. University Hospitals Kingston Foundation.
The Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul, founders of Providence Continuing Care Centre (PCCC), have made a major donation to hospital-based care that includes Hotel Dieu Hospital and Kingston General Hospital, along with their traditional support for PCCC.
General Superior Sister Kathryn LaFleur made the announcement at PCCC’s St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital site during the gift presentation to University Hospitals Kingston Foundation, the joint fundraising-arm for Kingston’s three hospitals.
“As we move into the future, may this donation be a symbol of the Sisters of Providence’s ongoing commitment to the mission of compassionate, collaborative and quality healthcare,” said Sister Kathryn LaFleur.
“I am delighted that the Sisters are providing for PCCC and sharing this gift with our hospital partners,” said Cathy Dunne, President and CEO, PCCC. “We fully support shared giving and are proud that our founders, the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul, are showing leadership in making a commitment to all three Kingston hospitals.”
“The hospital community is deeply touched by the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul’s decision to support all three Kingston hospitals,” said Roger Wright, Chair, University Hospitals Kingston Foundation, speaking on behalf of Kingston hospitals.
The Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul will be recognized officially with a plaque on the Hall of Honour at all three hospitals at the Humanitarian level.
This gift to Kingston hospitals is a fitting way to mark the 145th anniversary of the congregation in Kingston.
The Sisters’ gift will fund Kingston hospitals’ highest priority needs including specialized equipment, patient education, hospital-based research and redevelopment.