Bay of Quinte Mutual Insurance donated $1.5 million to the Back the Build campaign for a new hospital in Picton. The announcement of the donation took place at the site of the new home of Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on October 29, 2020.
“Bay of Quinte Mutual Insurance takes pride in being part of the rural communities in South Eastern Ontario, but Picton is where we got our start. It’s the reason our Board felt strongly about giving back to the community where we had our beginnings 146 years ago. Bay of Quinte Mutual Insurance and Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital are similar in that they have been deeply rooted in this community for over 100 years. A new hospital is not something that happens often and some may never see one in their lifetime. If ever there was an opportunity for our board to support a new hospital with a meaningful gift, now is the time to do so to ensure there’s a hospital here for many years to come,” said Chair of the Board, Steve Raymond.
The donation is designated to help build the diagnostic imaging department inside the new Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. The department will house services currently offered in the present hospital such as X-Ray, ultrasound and mammography and will be named in recognition of Bay of Quinte Mutual Insurance Co.
“It’s a great day when an esteemed business like Bay of Quinte Mutual Insurance expands their charitable giving and chooses to give back to a once in a lifetime project like this,” said Shannon Coull, Executive Director of the PECMH Foundation. “Bay of Quinte Mutual Insurance has been members of our donor family for over 11 years and were the first major corporation to step forward with a significant commitment to help Back the Build. We are grateful for their Board’s leadership and investment in continuing to support exceptional health care in our community.”
Our entire team take great pleasure in helping to build this much-needed hospital for our policyholders and community. The new hospital ensures quality health care, close to home, continues to be delivered in Prince Edward County.