Exceptional Emergency Department care leads to $1 million gift to Headwaters Health Care Foundation!

February 05 2024
Headwaters Health Care Foundation (HHCF) is the grateful recipient of a $1 million gift from an anonymous donor who says the gift reflects their appreciation for the exceptional care they received at the hospital.

The donor has chosen to remain anonymous, but shared they received excellent care at Headwaters Health Care Centre (HHCC), specifically the Emergency Department, and wanted to give back to the hospital that cared for them in their time of need. The donor has highlighted the need for MRI services in our community, as the ultimate diagnostic tool. That is why they have directed their $1 million gift to Smart Headwaters, the fundraising campaign aimed at acquiring the first ever MRI machine for Headwaters.

Dr. Yousef Alkurdi was one of the physicians who provided outstanding, compassionate, and skilled care to the anonymous donor. Speaking about the donation, Dr. Alkurdi said “The equipment this donation will fund will help us to diagnose the thousands of patients Headwaters Health Care Centre sees annually more accurately and efficiently. An MRI machine is a necessary tool for diagnosis to ensure optimal patient outcome. Our entire team is grateful for the generosity of this donor.”

Headwaters Health Care Foundation CEO, K.C. Carruthers commented on the anonymous donation stating, “When patients and families take the time to show their appreciation for excellent care, it lifts everyone’s spirits. Headwaters has an incredible team, and we are so grateful to this donor for showing their appreciation with such a generous gift. It is an extraordinary act of gratitude.”

To our anonymous donor, and all our many supporters, your impact is profound and deeply appreciated. You are an integral part of ensuring our hospital can continue to provide exceptional care, close to home. We are immensely grateful for your trust and support.

Donations to Smart Headwaters can be made at www.hhcfoundation.com or call 519-941-2702 ext. 2303. Give today, for a healthy tomorrow.


For media inquiries, please contact:
Shauna Santarossa
Officer, Communications & Donor Relations
Headwaters Health Care Foundation
ssantarossa@headwatershealth.ca or 519.941.2702, ext. 2821