Obsidian Group Inc. makes $250,000 commitment to Trillium Health Partners’ Cardiac Program in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of their Annual Golf Tournament
Mississauga based Obsidian Group Inc., franchisors of Canadian hospitality brands, Crabby Joe’s Tap & Grill, Coffee Culture Café & Eatery, Union Burger, Chuck’s Roadhouse and The Open Kitchen Original Family Grill, has proudly announced its latest philanthropic initiative — a $250,000 commitment to Trillium Health Partner’s Cardiac Program.
Trillium Health Partners (THP) is home to one of Ontario’s top Cardiac Health programs. THP has the only cardiac centre between Toronto and Hamilton. Before establishing their regional cardiac program in 1999, patients—even emergency cardiac patients—were sent to Toronto. THP now serves over 2.4 million people of Mississauga, west Toronto, the Regions of Halton and Peel, and are the referral centre for all advanced cardiac cases for Oakville, Georgetown, Caledon, and Milton.
THP’s Catheterization Laboratory (Cath Lab) is one of the most innovative in the world and consequently has one of the fastest times for unblocking coronary arteries—68.5 minutes from episode to treatment, which is well below the provincial best-practice goal of 90 minutes. THP was the first in Ontario to introduce a 24-hour STEMI program in their Cath Lab for unblocking coronary arteries. Hospitals from around the world have now adapted their process improvements.
Opened in 2000, the Lab requires a complete retrofitting and modernized equipment to ensure that THP continues to provide exceptional emergency cardiac care for our community. With the support of Obsidian Group Inc.’s commitment, THP plans to reconfigure the Cath Lab to accommodate the growing demand for emergency cardiac care.
Obsidian Group Inc. has in the past donated $256,000 to London Health Sciences Foundation in support ACT Now, the Access Cancer Therapies Now patient assistance fund and over $40,000 to assist with the costs of a life-changing surgery and therapy for Bentley Mitchell, a four-year-old boy from Guelph, Ontario with Cerebral Palsy.