Retired Richmond GP and family set a new future course for Richmond Hospital
Last Friday, Dr. Tony and Mrs. Nancy Yurkovich, as long-time Richmond residents, made the single largest gift in the history of Richmond Hospital Foundation in support of a new Acute Care Tower.
While the Yurkovich’s gift ranks among some of the largest donations made to a hospital foundation in British Columbia, the couple remains modest and humble, preferring to inspire others to join them. They are thrilled that more than 10 families and organizations have already made commitments totaling $25 million toward a new Acute Care Tower at Richmond Hospital. Out of respect for their wishes, details of the size of their gift will not be shared.
In recognition of their generosity, the original hospital tower that opened in 1966 will be named the Yurkovich Family Pavilion. When a new Acute Care Tower is approved by the Provincial Government, the naming will transfer to the new building.