FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Queensway Carleton Hospital

					                                                                                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
                                                                            Thursday, September 22, 2011

                            LOCAL BUSINESSMAN DONATES $ 5 MILLION TO
Ottawa – With construction of a new patient care wing as a backdrop, James Gary Beach, a local
businessman, announced a personal gift of $5 million to the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation
and its Care Grows West Campaign. Appropriately, the four-storey wing currently under construction
will be named The James Beach Health Care Centre.

“My father, James Beach, was cared for at Queensway Carleton Hospital, as was I,” said Beach. “This is
my community, it is where I live, where I do business and I want to show my appreciation and support
of my hospital. Through this donation, I am proud to honour the legacy of my father and grandfather,
both named James Beach, as I am too.”

Staff, physicians, volunteers and donors were on hand to celebrate the gift.

“We are tremendously inspired by this donation. Mr. Beach has the heart of a true philanthropist and
we are honoured to welcome him into the QCH family,” said Melanie Adams, Executive Director of the
QCH Foundation. “This is truly a gift from which the entire community will feel the benefits for years
to come – a gift which will just keep giving.”

“The hospital is thrilled and grateful to accept this generous gift which will have such a significant
impact on our expansion program and our health care services,” added Tom Schonberg, QCH’s
President & CEO. “I am pleased to announce that we will be naming this new wing The James Beach
Health Care Centre and I look forward to unveiling the signage when we open the centre next

The $126 million Phase 3 Redevelopment Project includes a new, 140,000 square foot, four-storey
structure which will have capacity to add two additional floors in the future. Included in the new wing
construction are:

      expansion of operating rooms from 7 to 10 suites;
      increased endoscopy capacity from two to three suites;
      expansion and enhancement of ambulatory programs and facilities;
      addition of new dialysis service with 15 stations serving 100 patients

Queensway Carleton Hospital is a patient and family-centred, urban community hospital providing a
broad range of acute care services to the people of Ottawa and the Ottawa Valley. Employing over
1,800 health care professionals, the 264-bed, Queensway Carleton Hospital is the secondary referral
centre for the Ottawa Valley. Hospital staff focuses on maintaining and enhancing their cornerstone
programs – Emergency, Childbirth, Geriatrics, Mental Health, Medical and Surgical Services and
Rehabilitation. Grounded on an environment of lifelong learning, the Queensway Carleton Hospital is a
teaching partner with the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and other healthcare programs and
is committed to delivering a new standard of care for our community.
Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation is a registered charity with the mission: To improve and save
lives by working with our donors, our hospital and our community to encourage philanthropic gifts in
support of patient care. The Foundation’s professional fundraisers and their volunteers are
responsible for raising and distributing philanthropic gifts in support of the programs and projects of
Queensway Carleton Hospital.

For more information: Judy Brown, Director of Communications

                        613-721-4700 ext. 5601 or 6132-795-4522

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