Building on its ongoing commitment to support healthcare and nurses, RBC announced a $10,000 donation to Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation today. Grey Bruce Health Services is expanding its use of electronic medical records, and this donation will support training for Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses on this system. The funds also contribute to professional development for nursing in other priority areas.
Rural Ontario faces unique healthcare challenges. The Grey Bruce region has a higher percentage of seniors compared to many other areas of the province, so the incidence of stroke, heart attack, cancer and other diseases are higher than average. “Continuous professional development for our nursing staff enables us to maintain best practices across the region”, said Julia Scott, GBHS Vice President Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive. “We are extremely grateful to accept this donation during National Nursing Week.”
Hospitals face increasing pressures to direct as much operating funding as possible to the delivery of frontline services. “Funding from partners like RBC has become a key resource that enables us to invest in our people,” Scott added.
Since the initiative began in 2009, RBC has donated $420,000 to further the professional development of nurses in Grey, Bruce, Wellington, Perth and Dufferin Counties.
RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations, sponsorships and employee volunteer activities. In 2012, it contributed more than $95 million to causes worldwide, including donations and community investments of more than $64 million and $31 million in sponsorships.