REGINA – The Mosaic Company announced Friday an additional funding commitment of $2 million to Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation to sustain and grow The Mosaic Child Life Program, reaffirming their long-term commitment to health care in Saskatchewan.
"For over a decade, we have proudly supported Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation, investing over $9.3 million to help build the province’s first dedicated children’s hospital and support specialized programming," said Joc O’Rourke, President and CEO of The Mosaic Company. "Today, I am honoured to share, on behalf of Mosaic’s 1,800 Saskatchewan employees and their families, another $2 million-dollar funding commitment to enhance The Mosaic Child Life Program which provides much-needed supports for Saskatchewan families.”
“A decade ago, when we announced our initial capital campaign investment, Saskatchewan’s first children’s hospital was nothing more than renderings and a dream. Today, children are receiving the best care in a place made especially for them, close to home,” said O’Rourke. “This new funding will ensure children and their families receive specialized child life therapy as part of their care.”
Since first partnering with the Foundation, Mosaic has helped build two areas in the hospital, The Mosaic Child Life Program, a state-of-the-art therapeutic play area for pediatric patients and their families and The Mosaic Maternal Care Centre.
"Mosaic has been a true partner and a part of our provincial Foundation family since the beginning," said President and CEO of Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation, Brynn Boback-Lane. "This added funding will offer and grow Child Life programs, which are an integral part of the recovery process for Saskatchewan's youngest patients. It has been proven that Child Life programs have incredible impact and positive benefits within a children's hospital setting. Mosaic's ongoing Child Life Programming will support specialized music, art, medical play and literacy, easing stress and advancing valuable educational information which result in positive outcomes for our children. This generous contribution allows kids of every age to better understand and manage their medical journey within Jim Pattison Children's Hospital, which is vital in helping to heal both mind and body. Mosaic Child Life Programming indeed advances the level of care we are able to give to Saskatchewan's sick children, and for that we are incredibly grateful."
“Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital needs continued enhancements and investment to be a state-of-the-art facility for the children it serves. We are committed partners for the longterm and know that what happens inside the walls we – and so many others – helped build is just as important,” adds O’Rourke.