Brampton Civic Hospital’s south tower named in honour of $10 million donor

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Published May 15, 2023 at 11:13 am

William Osler Health Foundation recently announced the new official name of Brampton Civic Hospital’s south tower.

The Bikram S. Dhillon and Family South Tower is named in honour of the CEO of BVD Group, who donated $10 million to Osler’s health network last summer.

BVD Group is a family-owned Brampton firm that serves the North American trucking industry.

“This transformative donation from BVD Group represents more than just a monetary sum; it demonstrates a deep commitment to improving the health and well-being of our communities,” said Ken Mayhew, President and CEO of William Osler Health System Foundation.

“With the south tower now proudly bearing the Dhillon family name, it serves as an enduring symbol of their commitment to creating healthier communities.”

Bikram, his wife Varinder, and their children were at the hospital for the official naming ceremony in April. Also in attendance were Mayor Patrick Brampton and several leadership members from Osler and Osler Foundation.

Bikram says all four of his kids and his nine grandchildren were born in Osler hospitals.

“It is very meaningful for us to leave this legacy of supporting world-class health care for them, their children and their grandchildren,” he said. “We hope this gift inspires others to give to our hospitals in whatever way they can—there’s no better time to give.”

Osler said in June 2022 that the donation was timely as it continues to navigate a transformation of healthcare in Brampton, which has long been underserved due to having only one hospital.

The Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness is set to become Brampton’s new hospital, with plans to include a multi-storey patient tower with 250 inpatient beds and space to grow, new outpatient services and day programs, and a second 24/7 full Emergency Department in Brampton.

Photo courtesy of William Osler Health Foundation

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