ESTEVAN - St. Joseph’s Hospital and its foundation recently unveiled a new
tribute within the hospital’s walls.
The Carson Family Atrium is now featured within the main entrance of the facility, recognizing the years of support from Ron Carson and his family.
It features photos of Ron and Shirley Carson, along with a quote from the Carson family about why they have chosen to support the local hospital over the years.
“It has always been important to my late wife Shirley Carson and me to give back to the communities that supported Carson Energy for many years. We wanted to support the Estevan St. Joseph’s Hospital as best we can, as this facility is always there for us in times of requiring medical assistance,” said Ron Carson.
“Ron and the Carson family have been instrumental in two major additions to patient care at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Firstly, the addition of the CT scan unit [more than] five years ago and again this past year where their contribution allowed for the expansion of the St. Joseph’s Hospital Addiction Recovery Centre from 20 to 32 beds,” said St. Joseph’s Hospital executive director Greg Hoffort.
“Ron Carson’s generosity through the combined contribution of $1 million was essential to successfully bringing these new services to southeast Saskatchewan and we are very grateful.”
The funds that have been donated by the Carson family have made huge improvements at the hospital, according to a press release from the hospital.
“The Carson family has been a major part of the enhancements and upgrades made to our hospital. From the CT scanner and diagnostics department to the addiction recovery centre, without their support we can confidently say that we wouldn’t have some of the services that we have here at St. Joseph’s Hospital,” said St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation executive director Lori Gervais.
The new acknowledgement served as a way for the hospital and foundation to acknowledge the support of the generous family.
“We wanted to find a way to truly say thank you to Ron and his family. They are a huge part of our hospital and we want to make sure that they are celebrated by our staff, patients and community,” said Gervais.
Ron Carson and family have been recognized as platinum donors of St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation with over a decade of giving and support.