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On July 1, 2017, the Ahmadiyya Muslim community celebrated its $2-million gift to the Mackenzie Health Foundation at the Baitul Islam Mosque in Maple. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at (AMJ) Youth Association’s gift was made to the Mackenzie Health Foundation’s $250-million Exceptional Care Belongs Herecampaign to help build and equip the future Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital.
Two significant areas of Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, which will be completed in 2020, will be named in recognition of the community’s generous gift, including the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Canada Lower Main Street, the lower-level internal avenue that will connect the west public entrance to the atrium, grand staircase and patient tower elevators. One medical/surgical inpatient unit will also be named in recognition of the AMJ’s leadership gift to Mackenzie Health.
With more than 5,500 active members in 88 local chapters across the country, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association has previously achieved ambitious goals in humanitarian endeavors that benefit the entire community, including blood donations and food drives, according to Saud Ahmad, National Director of Humanitarian Services, Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association.
Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, Canada’s first smart hospital, is designed with the patient and their family in mind. Visitors and staff will use the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Canada Lower Main Street, adjacent to the beautifully landscaped cascading garden courtyard and atrium cafeteria. Five medical/surgical inpatient units will lie at the heart of the hospital on levels six to eight, offering natural light, privacy and space for patients, families and visitors.
Photo Credit: Mackenzie Health Foundation