RBC demonstrates community commitment

RBC is one of Canada’s largest corporate donors, with a tradition of philanthropy dating back to 1891.  Recently named as one of the “Best 50 Corporate Citizens” in Canada, RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations, sponsorships, and employee volunteer activities. The RBC Foundations’ charitable consideration recently included the Campbell River Hospital Foundation (CRHF), with $20,000 to support the purchase of a Video Processor for the Endoscopy Department.  This equipment works hand-in-hand with the Electrosurgical Unit for Endoscopy. The Scope attaches to the Video Processor allowing the physician to see the progress of the scope on screen.  This machine is the second one of its kind at the hospital which means one machine will be able to remain in the endoscopy unit at all times. Currently, the machine must be transported up to the Operating Room and Intensive Care Units if needed, disrupting the list of patients in the Endoscopy Department waiting for a procedure. RBC Branch Manager, Matthijs Bruining explained why this cause is important to the institution, “As always our organizations have a great history of working together for the collective good of our community.  RBC's approach in ensuring a broad base of support to create a foundation for a wide range of community and social causes ensures that we have a vibrant community today and in the future.” 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 Endoscopy Department at Campbell River Hospital performs procedures five days a week, with an average of 10-12 cases a day, in addition to on-call services,” states Stacey Marsh, Executive Director, CRHF.  “The RBC Foundation has continued to show their commitment to our hospital and community, they have given more than $123,000 since 2005 and have directly supported seven departments of our hospital. The RBC Foundation and their local staff understand that healthcare is about giving and we are extremely grateful for their support and partnership.” For more information on how you can support the doctors, nurses and other key members of your local healthcare team, and help ensure that you and your loved ones continue to receive first-class healthcare right here at home call 250-850-2418.