Tenaris has made two donations totalling $200,000 to support the Sault Area Hospital Foundation and to mark the introduction of a scholarship program with NOSM University.
The $50,000 donation to the Sault Area Hospital Foundation is in support of its Women and Children’s Health program, which provides services and care to expectant mothers, newborns and children.
“We’re so grateful for the continued support of Tenaris,” said foundation Executive Director Teresa Martone. “Their gifts have helped our newest Saultites receive outstanding care at Sault Area Hospital, and their continued support will ensure these services can grow and evolve to support the ongoing needs of our community.”
Tenaris has had a longstanding partnership with the Sault Area Hospital (SAH) and Sault Area Hospital Foundation (SAHF), having invested $1 million in 2006 to help with the establishment of the Maternal Health Unit at SAH. During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic Tenaris also donated hundreds of N95 respirators and litres of hand sanitizer to the hospital.
The company is also partnering with the NOSM University to launch a scholarship program that will award a total of $150,000 over three years to medical learners completing their residency in Sault Ste. Marie. Ten first-year and second-year residents at the university will receive a $5,000 scholarship to apply toward their residency training.
“We are grateful to Tenaris for their generosity and dedication to community. By supporting residents who are practicing in Sault Ste. Marie, we are better able to recruit and retain health-care practitioners that are needed to sustain healthy communities,” said resident, Vice Chancellor, Dean and CEO at NOSM University Dr. Sarita Verma. “We are proud to contribute to help extend the reach of critical health care services and programs to sustain the well-being and future needs of the community, home to our growing employee base and their families,” said Ricardo Prosperi, president of Tenaris in Canada, who visited the hospital.
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