GMS pledges $1 million match in support of Trauma Care Campaign

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GMS pledges $1 million match in support of Trauma Care Campaign

As the 30th-anniversary year of Hospitals of Regina Foundation (HRF) rolls out, a renewed partnership between the Foundation and GMS (Group Medical Services) will help pave the way for improved trauma care in Regina’s hospitals.

On April 19, the Foundation launched its Trauma Care Campaign with a major commitment from GMS and also the establishment of theGMS Trauma Care Fund. Through the fund, GMS will match donations up to $1 million in support of the Trauma Care Campaign. This exceptional commitment means every donation will have twice the impact. TheGMS Trauma Care Fund will support the growing needs of Regina’s hospitals, ensuring doctors and nurses are equipped with the technology they need to provide life-saving care to those requiring critical care.

“GMS is extremely proud to invest in HRF’s Trauma Care Campaign through the establishment of theGMS Trauma Care Fund,” says John Salmond, president and CEO.  “We care deeply about the health and well-being of this community. An important part of that commitment means building on our long-standing partnership with the Foundation to make lives better, now and for years to come, through theGMS Trauma Care Fund. ”

The need for trauma care can happen at any moment. It could be the result of a vehicle collision on a busy highway, a head injury at a sporting event, a farm accident, or even a significant fall at home.

Trauma patients need many services in Regina’s hospitals. The demand on our emergency departments, surgical, intensive care and medicine units continues to grow. In 2016 alone, the Regina General Hospital and Pasqua Hospital saw 1,547 serious trauma care cases. That is more than four per day.

With your help, the Foundation is committed to raising $3 million in support of the Trauma Care Campaign. Funds raised will support the purchase of life-saving equipment and technology in all areas of our hospitals, ultimately helping people live better lives.

“The tremendous support we have received from GMS will play a critical role in making better lives in our community by ensuring our hospitals can provide the very best in trauma care. The establishment of theGMS Trauma Care Fund will allow us to support trauma services in our hospitals well into the future,” says Dino Sophocleous, president and CEO. “GMS is an established donor and we are not only pleased to announce theirGMS Trauma Care Fund, we couldn’t be happier to announce GMS as an official 30-anniversary partner. We appreciate our enduring partnership and commitment to making a meaningful difference in the lives of critically ill patients and their families.”

Since 1977, GMS has donated $2.1 million towards a number of key areas of care within our three hospitals, helping us provide exceptional health care to the people of southern Saskatchewan. The Regina-based not-for-profit health and travel insurance company has touched the lives of so many by supporting services in areas such as imaging and cardiac, pediatrics, emergency services and now trauma care, through the Foundation.

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