As a Burlington resident, Bob had a "strong sense of wanting to get more involved in the Community from a volunteer standpoint” and joined the Joseph Brant Hospital Board of Directors.
Bob feels that the role of the Foundation Board has several facets. "We are representatives of the Hospital in the Burlington Community to help create awareness and build enthusiasm so people are inspired to give whatever they can financially. We are custodians to a great deal of money and owe it to our donors to be transparent with our governance practices and stewardship of these funds. We are a sounding board for new ideas, strategies and tactics that our President can use to make the best decisions.”
Bob believes that the Redevelopment and Expansion of our Hospital will be the 'icing on the cake' and help make Burlington one of the best communities for quality of life in Canada. "It is already a special place and the new Hospital will not only create new jobs and attract some of the best physicians, but it will also be a place Burlington residents will be proud to call their own.”
When asked what part of the Redevelopment and Expansion Project Bob is most excited for he mentions the new emergency facilities. "Our new state-of-the-art Emergency Department, the first point of contact with the Hospital, will go a long way towards changing the public's perception of the Hospital.”
Bob is a passionate advocate of Joseph Brant Hospital and excited about what is in store for the future of health care for Burlington. "We really need a new Hospital, so let's work together to make it happen,” said Mr. Basadur.