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Flato Developments contributing $500,000 to Markdale Hospital

Flato Developments contributing $500,000 to Markdale Hospital



Flato Developments Inc., which recently launched Phase III of Edgewood Greens in Dundalk, has made a $500,000 contribution to Markdale Hospital.

“My longstanding belief is we’re in the business of not just building homes, but communities. And in order to do that, it’s important to support the area in a way that will improve the quality of living for everyone and not just the people who buy homes from us,” said Flato president Shakir Rehmatullah in a news release. “I learned that a long time ago from my father, who was also a builder and it’s a philosophy we embrace wherever we build homes.”

Mayor Paul McQueen of the Municipality of Grey Highlands, which includes Markdale, says Flato’s contribution “is really great news for our community. We have a private home builder and developer that is not only investing in our area, but they’re clearly committed to the health and well- being of our community.”

The contribution will consist of $50,000 installments over the next 10 years. 

Darlene Lamberti, Coordinator for the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation, said Flato’s contribution will enable the hospital to continue to improve and update healthcare services for the community, and keep healthcare close to home.

“These funds will go towards much-needed equipment, including stationary and portable cardiac monitors to help diagnose and monitor heart issues, central monitors that will allow nursing staff to monitor heart health in several patients at once, and new defibrillators for the ER and patient rooms,” said Lamberti.

Faye Harrison, board chair for the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation, says that “this generous contribution will help ensure that excellent, local health care will continue to be available for families here in our current hospital, and in our new hospital, for years to come. It also serves as an important reminder that fundraising – particularly in smaller communities, is an ongoing process that’s needed to keep hospital services running smoothly.”

In honour of Flato’s $500,000 commitment, the lobby of Markdale Hospital will be named the Flato Developments Inc. Lobby with a plaque to be installed. 

“Shakir, Flato’s president, really walks the talk when it comes to being supportive of the community and this is our way of recognizing that commitment,” said Harrison.

The Centre Grey Services Foundation is responsible for raising funds for Markdale Hospital, which serves the municipalities of Grey Highlands, Southgate, Chatsworth and West Grey. The hospital has 83 full and part time staff, and offers 24/7 emergency care, in-patient services, diagnostic imaging, laboratory services, and ambulatory care.

FLATO Developments Inc. focuses on community building and land development and offers a full range of home designs from town homes and semis, to luxury singles and high-rise condominium residences, as well as commercial development. FLATO has current projects in Brampton, Richmond Hill, Markham, Woodbridge, Caledon and Dundalk.

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