Markham Stouffville Hospital healthcare workers can breathe a sigh of a relief for now.
The team recently received a donation of 100,000 masks and more than 152,000 gloves from Hyundai Canada. This essential PPE will be used by medical staff working to treat those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hyundai Canada is a longstanding member of the Markham community, having its head office located in the city for more than 35 years. Since the start of the pandemic, the company has worked closely with the Markham Stouffville Hospital to identify ways to best support their needs during this uncertain time.
Hyundai had supplied them with all of the masks it had available locally in March, and is now expanding its efforts to make a larger impact. The company’s contribution was made in the form of physical PPE in addition to a monetary donation that will be used by the hospital to purchase the equipment directly from its suppliers.
“While we may be physically apart, we are seeing communities come together more than ever before,” says Don Romano, president and CEO of Hyundai Canada. “We’re happy to do whatever we can to support our neighbours, especially the frontline workers who are working tirelessly to keep our community safe.”
“Hyundai’s generous donation to Markham Stouffville Hospital directly reflects the values at the heart of our community,” says Suzette Strong, CEO of the Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation. “This contribution that puts life-saving equipment into the hands of our frontline healthcare workers is helping ensure our community receives the critical care it needs in this fight against COVID-19.”
Photo (l-r): Members of Hyundai Canada’s executive team deliver thousands of gloves to the Markham Stouffville Hospital. Steve Flamand, Director of Product & Corporate Strategy; Don Romano, President & CEO; Kirk Merrett, Director of Human Resources & Administration.