Terry Pursell, President and CEO, North York General Foundation

COVID-19: Message from the President – March 16, 2020

In these times of uncertainty and shifting priorities for many of us, you can be assured that some things remain ever constant.

The first is this hospital’s utmost commitment to the effective and safe care of our community, our staff, our patients and our families. Witnessing North York General’s front-line workers and many others behind the scenes manage COVID-19 and our other day to day clinical services with such poise and compassion is a model of unparalleled leadership. I am personally seeing incredible efforts in incident planning, attention to staff and patients alike in a time of constant change, and sharing with others our leadership and legacy in safety and risk management.

The second constant I’d like to mention is the support of our donors. Whether it is through a kind phone call, an email, reposting us on social media or continuing to support us through their philanthropy. Our community of donors has improved our ability to care for our patients day in and day out.

I wish I had the opportunity to acknowledge all of you personally for what you are able to do for this hospital, its staff, physicians and patients. My words will have to do for now, so thank you for caring about North York General and making a world of difference.

Warm regards,

Terry Pursell

Terry Pursell
President & CEO
North York General Foundation