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.
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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.
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