TorontoSun_HospitalToronto Sun – Flato Developments Inc., which recently launched Phase III of Edgewood Greens in Dundalk, has embarked on an ambitious new community building initiative, with a $500,000 contribution to Markdale Hospital.

“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,” observes Flato president Shakir Rehmatullah.

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 home builder and developer that is not only investing in our area, but clearly committed to the health and well- being of our community.”

The contribution consists of ten $50,000 installments over the next 10 years.

Darlene Lamberti, Coordinator for the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation, says Flato’s donation will enable the hospital to keep improving and updating healthcare services for the area. “These funds will go towards much-needed equipment, including stationary and portable cardiac monitors to help diagnose and monitor heart issues, central monitors that enable nursing staff to monitor heart health for several patients at once, and new defibrillators for the ER and patient rooms.”