Surrey Memorial Hospital foundation president to be awarded honorary degree by Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Jane Adams, St. Paul’s Hospital, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation)
Jane Adams is all about, well, everyone else.
Secretary, President & CEO of the Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation (SMHF), Adams will be recognized with an honorary degree from Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) this fall for her longtime and outstanding contributions to building a healthy society.
“Jane touches lives every day,” notes KPU President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Alan Davis. “When people receive high-quality care at Surrey Memorial Hospital, St. Paul’s Hospital or a number of other publicly funded health facilities, there is a significant likelihood that Jane had something big to do with it.”
Prior to joining SMHF, Adams was executive director of the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation for nine years. Under her leadership, St. Paul’s Hospital grew its receipted revenue from $2 million to $10 million, and developed a number of marquis campaigns, most notably the annual Lights of Hope, which raises about $2.3 million every year for the hospital.
Dr. Scott MacDonald, Providence Crosstown Clinic