Be a part of Atlantic Canada’s transformational heart health campaign

As Atlantic Canada’s specialized centre of cardiac and vascular care, the QEII treats every Nova Scotian with an advanced heart issue. Rich with a long-standing history of delivering care, the Maritime Heart Centre and heart health leaders at the QEII have joined forces with the QEII Foundation on a shared vision to revolutionize cardiac and vascular care for all Atlantic Canadians.  


In just one short year, phase one of our From the Heart campaign raised over $4.5-million to fund a new interventional catheterization suite (cath lab), technology to improve outcomes for heart health patients, and an innovation fund for patient care, research, and academic initiatives.

While there is much to celebrate with the completion of phase one of our From the Heart campaign, we know that we can make an even bigger, transformational change in cardiac and vascular care at the QEII.

A gift From the Heart will help create Atlantic Canada’s first hybrid operating room – a superior operating suite with advanced imaging capability that combines the diagnostic functions of a cath lab and surgery. A hybrid operating room reduces the invasiveness of traditional surgical procedures – resulting in shorter recovery times, smaller incisions, less stress on the heart, and less trauma and discomfort for patients. Building a hybrid operating room at the QEII will allow specialists from several areas to work together to provide the best patient care, in one place – diagnosing, treating and intervening all at the same time. This is especially important when an emergency situation arises in the OR; patients will not need to be transferred between health centre floors and care teams, saving critical time when it matters most.

From the Heart will also establish an impact fund for advanced technology and continue fueling the Maritime Heart Centre Innovation Fund allowing our world-class team of physicians and researchers to advance treatment and save lives through cutting-edge research and innovation.

By investing in heart health excellence today, you will enable the QEII to continue to deliver the gold standard in cardiac and vascular care. At the heart of it all, protecting one of the most important organs in our bodies.

Donate now or learn more by contacting Kirk Yanofsky at 902 334 1535 or



The QEII Foundation inspires generosity to advance health care at the QEII Health Sciences Centre. With financial support from all levels of the community, the Foundation helps fund new technologies, research, innovation and education that contribute to life-changing moments experienced every day by patients and their loved ones.



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QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation
5657 Spring Garden Road
Park Lane Mall, Suite 3005, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3R4
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