South Shore Ready Mix ‘Cements’ Large Donation to Hospital Redevelopment
“Without our employees, none of this would be possible.”
South Shore Ready Mix Owner Lloyd Bonang and his team have committed $250,000 to the Health Services Foundation of the South Shore’s fundraising efforts for the South Shore Regional Hospital Redevelopment Project.
The project will see the regional hospital (which provides health care to those from Hubbards to Shelburne) grow by nearly 30%, with the expansion of its Emergency, Day Surgery and Endoscopy Departments and the additions of renal dialysis and MRI services.
Mr. Bonang decided to make the gift as he believes a larger hospital is just what the South Shore needs.
“The area is growing – you only need to drive around to see how many apartment buildings are going up. Bridgewater and Lunenburg County are now go-to places for people across the country.”
A stroke of luck and a business idea brought Mr. Bonang to Bridgewater in 1965, where he would open South Shore Ready Mix in 1966. He knows how much South Shore Regional means to the South Shore Ready Mix team.
“We have between 70 and 80 employees, and they have partners and children who need medical services. Plus having a larger hospital with more services is a drawing card while trying to hire people.”
“I think most people understand that we need to grow our hospital. We need more access to dialysis and MRI services. We need more beds. We need more space to move people through the Emergency Department quicker. I think this will help attract more doctors. People ask why we are building a bigger hospital if we don’t have doctors. Well, the doctors are going to come if we have a facility that is efficient with new technology and equipment. This hospital redevelopment will give our area an advantage.”
The Health Services Foundation of the South Shore is very excited and committed to raising $5.6-million in support of the South Shore Regional Hospital Redevelopment Project. It will have more news to share on its volunteer-led fundraising effort in the coming months.
Manager, Strategic Engagement
Health Services Foundation of the South Shore