Yurkovich Family donation galvanizes community

Yurkovich Unveiling Event (crop tight)


Feb 3 2017 Yurkovich Event

Tony & Nancy Yurkovich
Yurkovich Family

Long-time Richmond residents, Dr. Tony and Mrs. Nancy Yurkovich today made the single largest gift in the history of Richmond Hospital Foundation in support of a new Acute Care Tower.  While the Yurkovich’s gift ranks among some of the largest donations made to a hospital foundation in British Columbia, the couple remains modest and humble, preferring to inspire others to join and are thrilled that more than 10 families and organizations have made commitments totalling $25 million toward a new Acute Care Tower at Richmond Hospital.

In recognition of their generosity, the original hospital tower, whose official opening they attended in 1966, will be named the Yurkovich Family Pavilion.  In the future, when a new Acute Care Tower is approved by the Provincial Government, the naming will transfer to the new building.

Click here to read press release.

Watch highlights of Richmond Hospital Yurkovich Family Pavilion Event:

Dr. Tony & Mrs. Nancy Yurkovich
To view additional speaking programs from event on Feb 3, 2017, please click on videos below:
Ms. Mary Ackenhusen
President & CEO
Vancouver Coastal Health
Mayor Malcolm Brodie
City of Richmond
Honourable Teresa Wat
Minister of International Trade, Minister Responsible for Asia Pacific Strategy & Multiculturalism, MLA, Richmond Centre
Mr. Rick Ilich
ACT NOW Campaign Chair
Richmond Hospital Foundation
Ms. Susan Yurkovich
Dr. Ken Poon
Head, Department of Surgery
Richmond Hospital
Mr. Kyle Shury
Board Chair
Richmond Hospital Foundation
Ms. Natalie D. Meixner
President & CEO, Richmond Hospital Foundation

2015 Leadership Award Recipient: Dr. Tony & Mrs. Nancy Yurkovich

2015 Leaderhip Award
Dr. Tony and Mrs. Nancy Yurkovich are exemplary philanthropic leaders and life-long champions of care and compassion for others, beginning in an era when doctors made house calls, before ambulance services existed and even before Richmond Hospital was built.  

Over the years Tony and Nancy, working as a team, have been truly passionate supporters and advocates of local health care in Richmond and beyond, inspiring others to help improve care in many areas including mental health, home care and end of life care.

In 2015, Dr. Tony & Mrs. Nancy Yurkovich received Richmond Hospital Foundation’s Leadership Award at Richmond Hospital Foundation’s 17th Starlight Gala for their philanthropic leadership and being lifelong champions of care and compassion for others.

Click here to watch the inspirational video of Dr. Tony & Mrs. Yurkovich.