Members of the Harden Family have continued their support of the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital (HGH) Foundation with a substantial donation of $220,000.

It was at the HGH Foundation’s leadership donor event on June 16 that Bill Harden announced the gift on behalf of he and his family, which will enable the purchase of a third echocardiogram machine for HGH.

“My family and I have received exceptional care at HGH over the years. It was without hesitation that more than a decade ago, we chose to make a significant contribution to the hospital’s major redevelopment project,” Bill Harden said. “The transformation of our new regional hospital is now complete. We are delighted to make this gift to the HGH Foundation to ensure HGH has the important cardiac diagnostic tools it needs to meet the high demand for care of the people we all know and care about.”

The Harden Family has been an integral part of the redevelopment of HGH, noted Erin Tabakman, Executive Director of the HGH Foundation.

“Their transformational gift of $1 million to the HGH Foundation in 2007 spoke to their confidence in our hospital and their strong belief that residents of our region deserve access to the best care within their own community,” Tabakman said. “Still bearing that same strong conviction in the importance of quality healthcare, this generous gift for the purchase of HGH’s much-needed third echocardiogram machine will ensure cardiac patients receive vital care more quickly and with the best tools possible.”

The HGH Foundation and ‘There’s No Place Like Home’ Campaign

The HGH Foundation’s mission is to raise funds in order to improve the care and services offered to the community by the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital. ‘There’s No Place Like Home’ is an initiative to help provide the highest priority medical equipment so that HGH can add and expand programs and services in key areas such as Ophthalmology, Advanced Mammography, Cardiology, Urology and Endoscopy.