CN donates $150,000 to the Milton District Hospital Foundation

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MONTREAL, June 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CN has donated $150,000 to the Milton District Hospital Foundation (MDHF) to support annual equipment priorities for Milton District Hospital.

The donation will be used to ensure that the hospital is equipped to meet the needs of fast-growing Milton.

Milton District Hospital supports the healthcare needs of the Milton community, providing care in more than 45, 700 annual Emergency visits, delivering more than 1,000 babies a year in the Maternal Newborn unit, and performing more than 10,500 surgeries and procedures annually. It also provides Diagnostic Imaging services to the community, including upwards of 3,000 MRI scans in the last year.

“We’re proud to continue our partnership with the Milton District Hospital Foundation to support the hospital’s ongoing equipment needs,” said Sean Finn, executive vice-president, Corporate Services and chief legal officer, CN. “The amount of CN’s donation -- $150,000 – represents a more than doubling of the court costs the company was awarded following an unsuccessful legal challenge over the planned CN Milton Logistics Hub. We believe strongly in giving back to the communities we serve.”

In February 2018 the Region of Halton, the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, the Town of Oakville, and Conservation Halton, announced a joint Court application to confirm their jurisdiction to review CN’s proposed Milton Logistics Hub.

In October 2018 the challenge was stayed by the Superior Court of Ontario. CN was awarded court costs.

MDHF has completed the , raising $30 million to support new and replacement equipment for the expansion of Milton District Hospital. CN was a leadership donor to the campaign, making a $300,000 gift in January 2015 through the CN ‘Miracle Match’ program, which launched a compelling and innovative match gift challenge to the business community – and doubled the impact of its gift. In recognition of CN’s generosity, the Family Lounge in the in the newly expanded Maternal Newborn Department was named in honour of the company.

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Globe Newswire: 23:15 GMT Wednesday 12th June 2019

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