Richmond Hospital honours Milan Ilich
Richmond Hospital is renaming its Westminster Health Centre the Milan Ilich Pavilion in honour of Milan & Maureen Ilich Foundation's long-time generosity to the hospital.
The Milan & Maureen Ilich Foundation's latest donation brings its total giving to Richmond Hospital to $10 million over the years.
“Milan and Maureen Ilich have had an incredible impact on our health care community and it’s an honour to be able to recognize their philanthropy through the renamed Milan Ilich Pavilion,” said Natalie Meixner, Richmond Hospital Foundation president & CEO. “Today, the legacy of Milan, his wife Maureen, and their children Rick and Laurie, will continue well into the future thanks to their Foundation’s latest donation that will see new investments and improvements at Richmond Hospital.”
The Milan and Maureen Ilich Foundation began giving to Richmond Hospital Foundation more than 25 years ago, starting with a gift to help purchase a leading-edge CT scanner. Since that initial gift, Milan and Maureen have helped fund an additional CT scanner, an open-bore MRI machine, and significant upgrades to Richmond Hospital’s Emergency Department and operating rooms.
The latest donation will be used to improve public areas of the hospital, invest in new technology and research for Richmond Hospital’s urology department and upgrade two additional operating rooms for minimally invasive surgery.
Milan Ilich, a Richmond developer, philanthropist and community leader, died in 2011 following an extended illness.