With $ 15 million donation, the Phil and Jennie Gaglardi Foundation claims the name of the patient care tower at the Royal Inland Hospital

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Through Chad Klassen / Aaron Schulze

Royal Inland Hospital

November 3, 2021 | 11:07 a.m.

KAMLOOPS – The name of the Gaglardi family will be attached to the new patient care tower at the Royal Inland Hospital (RIH).

After a donation of $ 15 million, the new tower will be named the Phil and Jennie Gaglardi tower. Celebrated as the largest donation ever received by the RIH Foundation and Interior Health, this donation will modernize RIH and transform health care in Kamloops and Thompson Cariboo Shuswap with the two-phase completion of the Phil and Jennie Gaglardi Tower and the subsequent renovations to the existing site.

“From new operating rooms to treatment areas and spaces designed to help patients and families feel welcome and at ease, this project will have a positive impact on many people for years to come,” said Susan Brown, President and CEO of Interior Health.

The first phase of the redevelopment includes the Phil and Jennie Gaglardi Tower: including a new main entrance to the hospital and operating rooms, a mental health and addiction inpatient unit, a rooftop helipad and a new maternal and child care service with an enlarged work and delivery station. – childbirth care and neonatal intensive care unit.

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