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Major Gift to Family Birthing

7/5/2005
Windsor Ont

Responding to the “Creating Memories Campaign”, Rochelle and Bill Tepperman made a significant commitment to the Family Birthing Centre at Windsor Regional Hospital. The second floor program at the Met Campus has been renamed the Bill and Rochelle Tepperman Family Birthing Centre.

Rochelle and Bill Tepperman believe that community involvement is their way of reinvesting in that community. They have a remarkable and generous history of support and service. A leading retailer in Windsor, Chatham, Sarnia and London, Tepperman’s Furniture Appliance & Electronics Store is celebrating 80 successful years in business.

“Being deeply rooted in family values and what is good for the community, we see how the hospital has improved its services through the expansion of the Family Birthing Centre and it is something we are very proud to support” stated Rochelle Tepperman, Vice President, Tepperman’s.

Rochelle Tepperman has demonstrated her passion, commitment and belief in the community in many ways, most notably, serving as a Board Member and Foundation Chair of Metropolitan General Hospital as well as Chair of the Windsor Police Services Board and Ontario Association of Police Services Board.

Bill Tepperman has the same compassion and service to his community serving in several leadership roles including the United Way. Bill was named 2003 Canadian Retailer of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year in 2004, by the Windsor-Essex Chamber of Commerce.

The Family Birthing Centre is a new concept for the Labour, Birth, Recovery, Post-Partum (LBRP) program at Windsor Regional Hospital. Unique to this part of Ontario, the 32 single family birthing rooms enable the mother, baby and partner to stay together throughout the birthing experience. Research shows that providing all maternity services in a single private room results in a more efficient, more nurturing, family-centered approach to health care. Each room has a specially designed birthing bed, overhead obstetrical lights, bassinet, baby warming bed, epidural infusion pump, fetal monitor, sleeping chair, private washroom with shower and special baby bathing sink.

“We are deeply grateful to Rochelle and Bill Tepperman for stepping forward and supporting the new Family Birthing Centre and making it possible for thousands of families in the future to receive enhanced services at Windsor Regional Hospital” said Dr, Martin Girash, President and Chief Executive Officer.

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