Dr. Bill Butler promotes culture of generosity in retirement

Dr. Bill Butler standing outside of Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital on a sunny dayFor almost 40 years, Dr. Bill Butler called Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital home. In the summer of 1981 Dr. Butler joined the Mackenzie Health Department of Anesthesia and in early 2020, he made the difficult decision to retire his scrubs. While settling into his retirement in the midst of a pandemic, Dr. Butler had time to think about how he could continue to contribute to the hospital and community he has called home for so many years.

The decision was an obvious one to Dr. Butler and it was something he had been planning to do for a long time. Just two months after retiring, Dr. Butler made a generous $10,000 gift to the Ultimate campaign. “It’s as close as family to me,” says Dr. Butler about the community at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital. “I am now in a position to make this gift at a time when financial support is needed more than ever. With the COVID-19 pandemic and a new hospital opening in this community, every dollar makes a difference.”

Dr. Butler is proud to be supporting the future of Mackenzie Health even though he is no longer a practicing physician. Contributing to the Culture of Generosity at Mackenzie Health is Dr. Butler’s way of continuing his legacy of care. “Now is the time to get involved. I hope many others will join me in bringing the very best in health care to the patients of today and tomorrow.”