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Arch & XL Donate $3 Million For New Wing

October 9, 2014

From left to right: Jonathan Brewin, Chairman of Bermuda Hospitals Board; Venetta Symonds, CEO of Bermuda Hospitals Board; Dinos Iordanou, Chairman, President and CEO of Arch Capital Group Ltd; Kirstin Gould, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of XL Group; Philip Butterfield, Chairman of BHCT and Ralph Richardson, Executive Director of BHCT

The Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust [BHCT] received a $3 million donation from Arch Capital Groupand XL Groupas a joint gift for the new reception lobby in the Acute Care Wing.

This donation was made as part of the Why it Matters campaign, which is still actively raising funds to reach the $40 million target set to fund the initial payment for the KEMH Redevelopment Project.

“Arch Capital Group and XL Group have moved our campaign closer towards our goal,” said Philip Butterfield, BHCT Chairman. “We are truly gratified by this act of generosity which demonstrates their commitment to our community.”

A spokesperson said, “Arch Capital Group and XL Group have named the area Arch XL Reception Lobby. The lobby serves as the main entrance to the Acute Care Wing, offering a link to the General Wing and access to the Healing Garden.

“Open to the public every day from 6.30am to 8.00pm, the Arch XL Reception Lobby is the primary access point for most of the hospitals’ many services.”

Dinos Iordanou, Chairman, President and CEO of Arch Capital Group Ltd said, “Healthcare is critically important to every community. It is important to all of our employees and every person who resides in Bermuda. We are delighted that we were able to contribute to the Why it Matters campaign in order to make their vision a reality.”

XL Group CEO Mike McGavick added, “As KEMH is the only medical hospital on the island, it is imperative that it remains a state-of-the-art facility, equipped to meet the needs of the community. The accomplishments of the Why it Matters campaign are truly impressive and we are pleased to be able to contribute to this very worthy effort.”

“This new two-story lobby is bright and airy with 1,232.5 square feet of space, and provides a calming atmosphere for all visitors, but especially patients and their loved ones. A waiting area with a large information monitor provides visitors with a wealth of information on hospital services, rules and regulations as well as general health and wellness messages.

“The information desk and security are combined in this area with clerks who can direct visitors where to go for services they may require or the patient they’ve come to visit. An outpatient pharmacy will open soon in the lobby, along with ATM machines and a new Wellness Promotion area.

“The Hospitals Auxiliary Board Gift Shop and the Donor Wall are also in the immediate vicinity.”

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