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Barbara Crook and Dan Greenberg officially open the new Mental Health Centre at QCH

The Queensway Carleton Hospital can now proudly call itself a “safe and healing space where souls can be nurtured with dignity and hope,” Barbara Crook said during the official opening of the new and improved mental health centre bearing both the name of her and her husband, Dan Greenberg.

The philanthropic couple has supported countless causes over the years but The Barbara Crook and Dan Greenberg Mental Health Centre marks the first time they’ve agreed to have a building named after them.

“It’s because this cause has been so important to us,” said Barbara, who made it clear that, even with their involvement and $1-million donation, the project was the result of the collective efforts and contributions of the hospital and foundation staff, volunteer board members, and the many other donors.

“This would not have happened without the vision, the determination, expertise and perseverance of so many of the people here today,” she told the audience gathered for the celebration. “You listened and you made this dream a reality.”

At QCH Foundation, we feel very fortunate to have Barbara and Dan as long-time supporters of our hospital. In fact, it was Dan’s late father, Irving Greenberg, who led the hospital’s first fundraising campaign. The family also helped to establish the Irving Greenberg Family Centre at QCH. As well, Dan chaired our $35-million ‘Care Grows West’ campaign. In honour of their legacy of giving, Barbara and Dan were given the first-ever key to QCH.

The new space for outpatient care includes areas for one-on-one appointments with social workers; two large conference rooms equipped with audio-visual for peer support groups and day treatment programs; a clinic for medication administration, monitoring and support; a kitchen; a wellness room; an outdoor courtyard and more. The November 30, 2023 official opening comes one year after upgrades to our outpatient care space were completed.

We remain grateful to our community of donors that helped to raise $6 million toward the mental health centre, on top of the $9-million contribution from the Ontario government.

Click here to read coverage in the Ottawa Business Journal – December 1, 2023

Click here to read coverage in the Ottawa Citizen – November 30, 2023

Click here to watch CTV coverage – November 30, 2023

Click here to watch CBC coverage – November 30, 2023