McQuarrie Hunter stands by RCH in the case for better health care

Dr. William Siu (seated), RCH Director of Medical Imaging, shows (from left) McQuarrie Hunter LLP partners David Worthington; Tako van Popta, managing partner; and Wade Winkler, the imaging  results of a 3D rotational angiogram taken of a patient with a brain aneurysm. This 3D detail helps physicians plan for treatment of the aneurysm.

New Westminster, B.C. –June 11, 2012 – Surrey-based law firm McQuarrie Hunter LLP has pledged a gift of $50,000 to Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation as part of the firm’s Health & Welfare program.

Part of the firm’s donation will go towards a new Multipurpose Interventional Suite, which will provide an expansion of specialized services for the diagnoses and treatment of heart disease and stroke — two of the three leading causes of death inCanada– and brain aneurysms.

“McQuarrie Hunter recognizes that Royal Columbian Hospital is a major referral centre serving the highly specialized cardiac and neuro care needs of patients living in the largest and fastest growing region in the province,” says Adrienne Bakker, president and CEO of RCH Foundation. “We are really pleased that they have chosen to support RCH by helping them meet the growing demands for these highly specialized services.”

“At McQuarrie Hunter we believe in contributing to the well-being of our community….most of our clients, contacts, lawyers and staff live well within reach of the Royal Columbian Hospital, so we have a meaningful connection to the region,” says Wade Winkler, a partner with McQuarrie Hunter and 2012 co-chair of RCH Foundation’s SHINE Gala. “Our donation is very well-placed with RCH and will specifically help to bring exceptional life-saving care to heart, stroke and aneurysm patients with the new Multipurpose Interventional Suite.”

Royal Columbian Hospital – Centre of excellence
Royal Columbian Hospital is a Fraser Health provincial centre and regional referral hospital providing specialized care for trauma, cardiac services, neurosciences, high risk maternity and neonatal intensive care for 1.6 million seriously ill and injured people from across the province. RCH is also a UBC teaching hospital with a Clinical Academic Campus.

Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation – Raising funds
Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation (RCHF) is a provincial and regional independent charitable foundation that raises millions of dollars annually to help fund priority equipment needs, facility enhancements, research, education and innovation at RCH. For more information, visit or call 604 520 4438.

McQuarrie Hunter – Largest law firm in Surrey
McQuarrie Hunter is a multi-practice optimally sized law firm with 23 lawyers and more than 30 areas of law that serves businesses, individuals and institutions in Surrey, New Westminsterand Greater Vancouver. For more information, visit or call 604.581.7001. 

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Shannon Henderson
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