DRYDEN, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Representatives from the Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) Dryden Mill presented a cheque for the company’s donation of $30,000 to the Dryden Regional Health Services Foundation today. The Dryden Regional Health Services Foundation is the fundraising partner of the Dryden Regional Health Centre. Domtar’s donation will help fund a new CT scan unit for the Dryden Regional Health Centre (DRHC). Domtar’s Dryden Mill, which produces pulp, employs over 350 people in the region.
“It’s particularly important to us to continue to provide safe, effective and compassionate care when our patients are experiencing an illness—and access to diagnosis and treatment options in our home communities not only means timeliness for results; it means that our patients don’t have to leave Dryden or their families to travel to larger or neighbouring centres for specialized services like CT scans,” said Wade Petranik, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dryden Regional Health Centre. “Domtar’s overwhelming support of our campaign aligns with our compassion for our community and our efforts to provide the best care right here, at home. We’re sincerely appreciative of their support.”
Fundraising for a new CT scan unit was underway when it recently became inoperable increasing the urgency of fundraising efforts. The hospital averages just over 18,000 emergency room visits annually and last year the CT scan unit was used to take 5,000 images for 2,000 patients. Domtar’s donation will be a boost in making a new CT scan unit become a reality quicker.
“Domtar is committed to investing in the greater Dryden community where our mill operates, and to promoting health and wellness—as it is one of our core community investment pillars,” said Jim Blight, General Manager at Domtar’s Dryden Mill. “The Dryden Regional Health Centre is a pivotal institution that we are so grateful for, and we hope that Domtar’s donation will help the hospital continue to serve the people in our community and the surrounding region.”
Domtar is a leading provider of a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication, specialty and packaging papers, market pulp and absorbent hygiene products. With approximately 10,000 employees serving more than 50 countries around the world, Domtar is driven by a commitment to turn sustainable wood fiber into useful products that people rely on every day. Domtar’s annual sales are approximately $5.1 billion, and its common stock is traded on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges. Domtar’s principal executive office is in Fort Mill, South Carolina. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.
About the Dryden Regional Health Centre and Foundation
The Dryden Regional Health Centre is an integrated small, rural and northern health service organization located in Northwestern Ontario and part of the North West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN 14). Our service area includes all residents within Dryden and the surrounding area, including the Townships of Machin and Ignace as well as the First Nation communities of Migisi Sahgaigan First Nation (Eagle Lake), Wabigoon Lake Ojibway First Nation and Wabauskang First Nation. As an acute care Health Centre, the DRHC provides a full range of inpatient services including medical, surgical, obstetrical, chronic, rehabilitative and palliative care. Ambulatory services include emergency, surgical day care, specialty clinics, and oncology services. The DRHC provides governance and management for the Dryden Area Family Health Team supporting primary care for some 14,000 people. Services are delivered by a multidisciplinary team of family Physicians, Nurse practitioners, Nurses and allied health personnel. The DRHC supports a busy visiting specialist program for orthopedic, rheumatology, plastic surgery, endoscopy, pediatrics, otolaryngology and obstetrical gynecology services. Many of these specialties also provide elective surgical procedures, minimizing the need for patient travel and bringing specialty care closer to home. These services are complemented and supplemented by a comprehensive telemedicine network. Diagnostic services include a CT scanner, x-ray, ultrasound, and fully accredited, ISO certified laboratory services. The DRHC also delivers a wide range of mental health and addictions services including: counselling, case management, crisis response and residential non-medical withdrawal and addictions treatment. To learn more, please visit www.drhc.on.ca.