Dr. Bill McCready – Inspired to Give, Leading the Way

Dr. Bill McCready with a patient

Dr. Bill McCready, (right) is pictured alongside colleague, Dr. David Puskas (left). Dr. McCready, the Chief of Staff and Interim President & CEO, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (effective Spring 2015) was greatly inspired to make a $10,000 gift to the Exceptional Cancer Care Campaign, knowing his gift would be matched by The Paterson Foundation.

“I have a very personal connection with cancer, as so many do, and it was very attractive to me that my gift would be matched.”

“I’ve worked at the hospital, in one form or another for 33 years, and it’s important to me to give to a facility in which I believe so strongly. Not only have I been a physician and administrator, but I was recently a patient for back surgery. I had many people ask me where I was going to have my surgery, and I replied emphatically that it would be in Thunder Bay. We have a terrific team here and I was comfortable and well-cared for throughout my stay. It’s my goal to ensure that cancer patients have the same exceptional experience that I did, and never have to think twice about leaving town to have the best care possible.”

Dr. McCready continued, “I challenge my medical colleagues at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre to become donors and make this facility even better than it is now, for our patients and families, our colleagues and, even, ourselves. Investing here means that we each have access to leading-edge equipment that is critical to medicine now and in the future.”

To join Dr. McCready, and countless others who are making sure Exceptional Cancer Care is possible, make your gift at healthsciencesfoundation.ca/ecc or call 345-HOPE (4673).