Brockville, ON, November 17, 2021 – On Monday, Brockville General Hospital (BGH) celebrated the official opening of a new CT scanner. The new equipment was made possible through a generous $1 million donation by the late Dr. Steve Zajacz and his wife, Dina, in December 2019. The intimate celebration was attended by members of the Zajacz family.
“This is an incredible investment – thank you,” Dr. Kevin Tyler, Chief Radiologist at BGH shared with the attending members of the Zajacz family.
“This new, state-of-the-art CT scanner provides better imaging results for area physicians to diagnose and treat patients, right here in our community.”
CT scans are critical to providing care in a hospital because they show more details than a regular X-ray and by using 3D technology, allows medical staff to clearly examine organs, bones, and other tissues.
The new equipment was installed earlier this summer.
At the time of his donation, Dr. Zajacz stressed the importance of having state-of the-art equipment available at their community hospital.
“This is something my dad wanted to do for a long time,” echoed Dr. Jody Zajacz, daughter of the late Dr. Steve Zajacz. “I wish he could have had a chance to see it.”
“The Brockville and District Hospital Foundation is very appreciative of this gift,” said Joan Simon, Executive Director at the Foundation, who presented the Zajacz family a rendering of the donor recognition signage.
The celebration was fitting as November 15 was National Philanthropy Day, a special day to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy—and those people active in the philanthropic community—to the enrichment of our world.
Accepting on behalf of the family was Joe and Nancy Zajacz (brother and sister-in-law of the late Dr. Steve Zajacz); Dr. Jody Zajacz (daughter of the late Dr. Steve Zajacz) and Addison Karkic (granddaughter of the late Dr. Steve Zajacz).
“Thank you to the entire Zajacz family,” said Nick Vlacholias, President and CEO. “Your family’s commitment to BGH - and our dedicated healthcare workers - has created a legacy to remember Dr. Zajacz.”
“In his honour, we will modernize healthcare at BGH for many years to come.”