September 20, 2011

Schaan Family Donates $250,000 to Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation

In appreciation of the tremendous support they have received from the Saskatchewan Healthcare Community over the past 31 years, Schaan Healthcare Products Inc. is pleased to announce a commitment of $250,000 to the new Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan.  This investment is dedicated to family-centred care at the new Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan.

Schaan Family

Schaan Healthcare Products Inc. serves Saskatchewan as a leading distributor of medical supplies to health care facilities including hospitals, nursing homes and physician offices.

When the company was founded on July 1, 1980, Schaan Healthcare Products Inc. had a total of six employees. Today, 26 staff members are involved in management, sales, clinical in-service, customer service, warehouse and distribution.

As it enters its 4th decade in business, Schaan Healthcare Products Inc. has become a family owned and operated business. Gerald’s sons and daughters – Collin, Kevin, Rosann and Shelly – all play active roles in the company. This means the company will continue as it has for the past 31 years.

“Schaan Healthcare Products Inc. realizes the importance of this special project to the people of Saskatchewan and is proud to give back to the Province of Saskatchewan,” states Gerald Schaan, Chairman of Schaan Healthcare Products, Inc.  “Our children deserve the best, and a children’s hospital will make a huge difference in the lives of our province’s children and their families.”

“The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan is so thankful to partner with such generous people and community-minded organizations such as the Schaan Family and Schaan Healthcare Products Inc.,” states Brynn Boback-Lane, President & CEO of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan.  “This donation will touch countless families in Saskatchewan in a meaningful way.”

The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan is the sole Foundation responsible for fundraising for the Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan.  This new provincial hospital will serve children from across the province, offering leading-edge health care equipment and technology, research programs and innovation—this is a provincial children’s hospital with focus on family-centred care.

“Our goal is that within the walls of the Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan, you will see the pillars of family-centred care, respect and dignity, information sharing, collaboration, and meaningful participation lived each day. This is why families have been fundamental in creating the design of this facility,” says Craig Ayers, Project Director Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon Health Region. “We thank the Schaan Family and Schaan Healthcare Products Inc. for their generous gift to the Children’s Hospital Foundation’s “Be A Part of It” Capital Campaign, which will assist us in delivering family- centred care and exceptional service to our patients and families.”

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