RICHMOND HILL, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 12, 2010) - Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. (TSX:ENB) (NYSE:ENB) has renewed its long-time support of York Central Hospital with a $120,000 contribution over the next four years.
"For more than a decade Enbridge has been generously supporting York Central Hospital to help improve health care for residents living in Southwest York Region. Not only has it provided important philanthropic dollars - Enbridge employees have played key volunteer roles in helping the foundation fulfill its mission. We value their partnership and commitment to the community and health care excellence," said Nicholas Voudouris, M.D., Chair, York Central Hospital Foundation.
"Enbridge is proud to support the good work being done to enhance patient care at York Central Hospital," said Glenn Beaumont, Vice President, Enbridge Gas Distribution and a York Central Hospital Foundation volunteer. "For over 160 years our motto has been 'for the good of the community.' Supporting organizations such as York Central Hospital, helps make the communities we serve stronger and healthy."
The funds will help support needed medical technology in the Endoscopy Department, which provides important diagnostic services for a wide variety of disorders. Enbridge has also committed to sponsor two York Central Hospital signature events.
York Central Hospital is a large, full-service community hospital with over 80,000 visits annually to its Emergency Department, serving a population of more than 400,000 in Southwest York Region and beyond. Located in one of Canada's fastest growing communities, the hospital is on a Capacity Building Journey that focuses on using the best available practices, the newest technologies and innovative models of service to provide superior patient care. With a compliment of 469 beds, the hospital is home to specialized services including the York Region District Stroke Centre, York Regional Chronic Kidney Disease Program, York Region and Simcoe County Behaviour Management Services, Central East Autism Services for York Region as well as the York Region Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Care Centre.
Enbridge Gas Distribution has a 160-year history and is Canada's largest natural gas distribution company, delivering natural gas in communities including York Region. Enbridge's community investment program focuses on efforts that help build healthy, vibrant and sustainable communities in the areas of health and safety, environment, culture and community, and education. Enbridge Gas Distribution is owned by Enbridge Inc., a Canadian-based leader in energy transportation and distribution and one of the 2010 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations. Enbridge Inc. is also one of Canada's Top 100 Employers. Enbridge Gas Distribution and its affiliates distribute natural gas to about 1.9 million customers in Ontario, Quebec, New York State and New Brunswick. For more information visit www.enbridgegas.com.
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For more information please contact:York Central Hospital Foundation
Stewardship and Recognition
905-883-2032 ext 5
Enbridge Gas Distribution