For Immediate Release
February 22, 2016
Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare to unveil new Rehabilitation and Wellness Centre

Celebrating the completion of the newly renovated, state-of-the-art Rehabilitation and Wellness Centre, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare will officially reveal the space at 10:30 a.m. this Wednesday, February 24, 2016. Located in the Tayfour Building on the HDGH campus, the space formally known as the Cardiac Wellness Centre finished its year-long renovation in October of 2015 and will continue to serve patients in need of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation.
"This is a significant event for Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare. It supports our organization's vision for a Centre of Excellence in Restorative Rehabilitation," said Bill Marra, Vice President External Affairs, Innovation & Philanthropy.
The Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation program currently serves a roster of 500 patients and 25,000 patient visits per year, from ages 25 to 95
The new 1.7 million 9,800 square foot space is more than double the size of its former location and is equ ipped with brand new technology including cardio and exercise equipment as well as a walking track.
The renovation was entirely paid for through donations that would not have been possible without the fundraising efforts and donations from key community events and partners such as; Mr. Tim Lumley, The Estate of Angelo Santarossa, the Petro Family and the Heart Breaker Challenge Event as well as the Probert Family who hosts the Bob Probert Memorial Ride.

Event Highlights:
  • Unveiling of the donor recognition wall
  • Recipients of the 2016 Sasha and Tim Lumley Award are announced
  • Cheque presentations from 2015 Frank Baumert Memorial Golf Tournament, Heart Breaker Challenge and Bob Probert Memorial Ride
  • President and CEO, Janice Kaffer announces her challenge to Mr. Barry Fowler in fundraising efforts for this year's Heart Breaker Challenge
  • Bill Marra, Vice President External Affairs, Innovation & Philanthropy will emcee the event
  • Jason Petro, Manager of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Jim Crichton, Senior News Anchor CTV Windsor, will give patient testimonial
  • President and CEO Janice Kaffer and  Mr. Barry Fowler of Fowler Financial Group to announce fundraising challenge
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 from 10:30 a.m to 11:00 a.m
Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, Tayfour Building, Rehabilitation and Wellness Centre


Media Contact:
Bill Marra, Vice President External Affairs, Innovation & Philanthropy -  (519) 919-0033
About Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare

Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare is a premium healthcare centre offering Rehabilitation Services; Specialized Mental Health & Addictions; Complex Medical and Palliative Care; and Children and Youth Mental Health Services. HDGH has a unique blended model of specialized inpatient beds; outpatient residential beds; as well as outpatient and community services.