The Marotta family is pledging $10 million to the South Niagara Hospital’s construction, in what the Niagara Health Foundation says is the largest gift it’s ever received.
The hospital’s atrium will be named the Marotta Family Atrium in recognition of the donation, the foundation said in a news release.
“We are proud to support the new South Niagara Hospital as it plays a very important role in providing health care to those living in the Niagara region and its surrounding communities,” said the Marotta family in a statement.
Lynn Guerriero, president and CEO of Niagara Health, said in a statement that the “generous gift” will allow the hospital to be outfitted with “new and innovative equipment.”
“Another important benefit from this gift is the role it will play in helping us to recruit and retain talented health care workers, who want to work in modern, state-of-the-art hospital settings,” she added.
Plans to build the new hospital in Niagara Falls got off the ground in late February after the foundation and Infrastructure Ontario awarded a $3.6 billion contract to EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare.
So far, the foundation has received $60 million in pledged donations to fund the project.
The new hospital, to be located at Montrose and Biggar roads, will have 469 beds, a full-service emergency department and intensive care unit, surgical care and more.