The Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan received a big donation Tuesday morning –a 50-million dollar donation.
It’s the largest-ever gift of money to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan and was made by the Jim Pattison Foundation
Premier Brad Wall made the announcement of the donation and a new name for the children’s hospital and the foundation.
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The hospital and the foundation will be named after Jim Pattison.
Pattison is a Vancouver-based businessman and philanthropist originally from Luseland, Saskatchewan.
There are two years remaining before the hospital opens its doors in Saskatoon in 2019.
It’s not the first health facility in the province to be named, following the generosity of a donor.
There is the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Hospital in Moose Jaw as well as the Leslie and Irene Dube Centre for Mental Health in Saskatoon.