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Slaight Family Donates $60M For Niagara Hospitals

Greg and Diane Slaight have personally provided a $60-million grant to the Niagara Health Foundation — the largest in the foundation's history, the hospital organization reported earlier this week.

Slaight Family Donates $60M For Niagara Hospitals

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Greg and Diane Slaight have personally provided a $60-million grant to the Niagara Health Foundation — the largest in the foundation's history, the hospital organization reported earlier this week.


$45 million of the gift will address priority patient care needs and the advancement and treatment of health needs at Niagara Health for Niagara's 485,000 residents. $10 million from the gift will support the Walker Family Cancer Centre, which will ensure that patients can receive cancer diagnosis and treatment close to home. Finally, $5 million of the gift will support building the new South Niagara Hospital, which will bring a world-class healthcare facility to Niagara. In recognition of the support for the South Niagara Hospital, the Diagnostic Imaging Unit will be known as the "Slaight Family Diagnostic Imaging Unit."

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Greg Slaight said the donation was made possible by his father, Allan Slaight, a radio pioneer, media mogul and prominent philanthropist. Allan Slaight died in 2021 at the age of 90. Over the years, Greg Slaight managed two Ontario radio stations owned by the father–CFGM, a Country format on the AM dial in Richmond Hill and, later, HTZ-FM in St. Catharines

In a statement, Lynn Guerriero, President and CEO of Niagara Health is quoted saying "There are no words to adequately express our gratitude for this unprecedented philanthropic donation that will change lives. This gift will positively impact patient care while enhancing the work environment for Niagara Health staff. It is a testament to the Slaight family's commitment to the Niagara community.”

Niagara Health Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that supports Niagara Health in providing extraordinary patient care. Through the generosity of donors and community partners, Niagara Health Foundation funds equipment, facilities, research, and education that help maintain and improve the health of Niagara residents.

Local residents in the Niagara region, Greg and his wife Diane earlier donated $2-million to Pathstone Mental Health and an equal amount to United Way Niagara.

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