RBC demonstrates community commitment

RBC is one of Canada's largest corporate donors, with a tradition of philanthropy dating back to 1891.The RBC Foundation is one of Canada's leading corporate donors, "investing" more than $56 million into charities across Canada last year in 2011. The RBC Foundations' charitable consideration recently included the Campbell River Hospital Foundation (CRHF), with $20,000 to support the purchase of Electrosurgical equipment for the Endoscopy Department and MUSE System. The MUSE System is an electronic ECG filing system that will give physicians immediate access to patient information.  ECGs are one of the few exams that are not available on a patient's electronic chart. For example with MUSE, electronic access will allow an ICU or ER physician immediate access to information which can assist in determining a patient's immediate medical needs. RBC Branch Manager, Matthijs Bruining explained why this cause is important to the institution, "Strong communities are part of the building blocks to a better future.  At RBC we donate so people and organizations dedicated to health, the environment, sports and the arts can do better.  Our commitment to CRHF over the past many years is a reflection of that commitment.  The partnership, dedication, and efforts by CRHF have been paramount to the continued support by RBC." RBC believes in the power of communities and the people who live in them.  By fostering employee engagement and good corporate citizenship RBC has created a culture of giving and pride in the communities that they live and do business in. "The RBC Foundation has continued to show their commitment to our hospital and community, they have given more than $102,000 since 2005 and directly supported seven departments of our hospital," says Stacey Marsh, Executive Director Campbell River Hospital Foundation.  "The support for health care begins locally with RBC.  Our local branch has shown their dedication as well, with donations surpassing $15,000 since 1994. The RBC Foundation and our local staff understand that healthcare is about giving and we are extremely grateful for their support and partnership."