Chatham, ON., January 12, 2015 – Thanks to a $12,500 contribution from Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life, the Dr. Don Patterson Student Learning Centre project at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) has received a significant boost of support.

Freedom 55 Financial, a division of London Life, is recognized for this contribution to the Dr. Don Patterson Student Learning Centre project, and funds will support the development of a space within the Chatham Campus dedicated solely to its medical students.

With this recent donation, the Foundation of CKHA has received contributions totaling $75,000 through the national corporate citizenship program of Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life. These funds support various worthy initiatives, including the Central Registration Fund, the Making the Right Investment – MRI Campaign and the development of a Physicians’ Lounge and Conference Room at CKHA’s Chatham Campus, among others.

“We are so grateful for this generous gift of $12,500 in support of the Dr. Don Patterson Student Learning Centre,” says Michele Grzebien-Huckson, Executive Director, Foundation of CKHA. “Freedom 55 Financial has always been a wonderful supporter of our efforts and we are thrilled they have chosen to once again support local healthcare through this unique project.”

Dr. Don Patterson Student Learning Centre

Situated in the lower level of CKHA’s Chatham Campus, the Dr. Don Patterson Student Learning Centre will be accessible by all residents/medical students and allied health professional students during their placement at CKHA.

Featuring meeting/training/team rooms; locker and shower access; call rooms and a lounge, among other amenities, the Dr. Don Patterson Student Learning Centre will provide a unique opportunity for the students and residents to network with one another and learn as a group.

About the Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance
The Foundation of CKHA was established in 1998 to enhance the quality of healthcare available to the citizens of Chatham-Kent by raising funds and providing other resources to support Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. It accomplishes this through annual campaigns, capital and endowment campaigns, memorial giving, special events and planned giving. To date, the Foundation has raised over $37 million.

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For more information, contact:

Michele Grzebien-Huckson Marlene Klassen, APR

Executive Director Assistant Vice-President, Media and Public Relations

Foundation of CKHA London Life

519.436.2538 (204) 946-7705

mgrzebien-huckson@ckha.on.ca marlene.klassen@gwl.ca