Expansion Announcement

Toigo Family and Shato Holdings Ltd. Donate $2.5 Million to Hospital Expansion: Largest Ever Donation to the Delta Hospital Foundation

Delta – March 18, 2015 – In the single largest gift ever received to the Delta Hospital Foundation, the Toigo Family and Shato Holdings Ltd. of British Columbia has donated $2.5 million dollars to the Results: Healthy & Growing Campaign for Diagnostic Services, representing the biggest development at Delta hospital since it  opened in 1980.
Shato Holdings Ltd. was founded by Peter C. Toigo in 1968. Peter C., his wife Elizabeth and their six children moved from Powell River to Tsawwassen in 1964 where much of the family still lives. Today, the company remains family-run and is lead by Managing Directors Ron and Peter Toigo Jr. 
Shato Holdings Ltd. is dedicating their donation to the new diagnostic services building in honour of the company founder and his wife, which will be named the Peter C. and Elizabeth Toigo Diagnostic Services Building.  “My late husband Peter and I moved here 50 years ago to raise our family, and we couldn’t have chosen a better place,” Elizabeth Toigo states, “As a matter of fact, our children are all here and raising their families. We are all honored to be able to give back to the community we all care so much about.”
Shato Holding Ltd’s gift is part of the Foundation’s campaign to raise $7.5 million to expand, enhance and relocate Delta Hospital’s Medical Imaging and Laboratory Medicine departments, facilitating an additional 32,000 patients annually. The total capital cost of the new addition is $12.5 million. 
“We are very grateful for the generosity of the Toigo Family and Shato Holdings Ltd. and its commitment to supporting community health care,” said Allan Baydala, Chair of the Delta Hospital Foundation. “Shato Holdings Ltd. has been a generous and tireless champion of the Delta Hospital. The support of our community is what makes this hospital work and their leadership is a tremendous example of community in action.” 
The current Medical Imaging and Laboratory Medicine services at Delta Hospital are delivered in segmented and out-dated facilities. The new addition will consolidate these specialized areas into a single, two-story space which, in turn, will help provide more seamless patient care. The Foundation kicked-off the campaign in January of 2014 with an aim of raising $7.5 million towards the project. $6.5 million has so far been raised to date. 
“A new Diagnostic Services building is vitally important to all areas of Delta Hospital. Every patient who walks through our doors will be touched by their care,” said Veronica Carroll, Delta Hospital Foundation Executive Director. “Shato Holding Ltd’s generous gift has built the fund raising campaign’s momentum. We are now turning to our community to help us raise the remaining $1 million. We know that our community’s continued dedication will help transform our hospital’s future.”
Since 2003, Shato Holdings Ltd. and the Toigo family has given over $2.75 million to the Delta Hospital Foundation to support various projects at Delta Hospital. 
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