A Milestone Gift

A longtime resident of Vancouver, the late Robert Kenny wanted to give back to the hospital and community that had cared for him and his partner of 54 years, Earl Crocker. His gift in will to “St. Paul's Hospital Foundation of Vancouver” of $1.25-million is the largest estate gift received to date by the Foundation.

In his will, Kenny specified that he wanted his gift to go toward the purchase of a scanning machine. St. Paul's Hospital Foundation honoured those wishes and applied Kenny's donation towards the $3.5-million total cost of bringing a much-needed computed tomography (CT) scanner to St. Paul's Hospital's Teck Emergency Centre. The CT scanner will enable hospital staff to more quickly and safely diagnose and treat the more than 73,000 patients who visit St. Paul's emergency department each year. Read full story here.