Carson family donates $1 million to Pattison Children’s Hospital

By battlefordsNOW Staff
March 1, 2018 - 8:00am

A prominent Saskatchewan businessman and his family have donated $1 million to the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Ron and Shirley Carson said they made the generous gift to repay the province which has brought them so much success. Ron’s company, Carson Energy Services Ltd., is one of Saskatchewan’s largest private businesses, employing more than 900 people at 17 locations across the prairies.

“We felt that it was a way to give back to our provincial community,” Carson said in a statement. “We are happy to donate to such an important cause.”

The donation will support the creation of a family space and kitchen located outside the pediatric intensive care and observation unit at Saskatoon’s Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital, which is slated to open in 2019. The space will allow families to access a quiet and comfortable environment as a way to reduce the stress on families using the hospital.

Foundation President and CEO Brynn Boback-Lane said the gift is a great example of what it means for successful families to “pay it forward.”

“It will help Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital better serve the medical needs of Saskatchewan’s children, and to support their families in the emotional journey towards healing,” Boback-Lane said.

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