The first centre of its kind in Canada, The Gray Centre for Mobility and Activity at St. Joseph’s Health Care London is expanding and advancing mobility and rehabilitation treatment and prevention solutions through research, education delivery and worldwide collaborations to improve the lives of those living with disease, disability or injury.
The Gray Centre is located at St. Joseph’s Parkwood Institute, Southwestern Ontario’s regional provider of rehabilitation and recovery health care.
“We’re delighted that our philanthropic investment is being utilized for both frontline patient care today, and research efforts..."
Through St. Joseph’s research arm Lawson Health Research Institute and partnerships with scientists from Western University’s Faculty of Health Sciences and Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, The Gray Centre is leading the way in integrating mobility technology platforms and solutions in patient care and tracking real-time data to enhance outcomes. Western students in various disciplines can also participate in unique learning opportunities within The Gray Centre.
Learn more about the Gray Centre's goals in this report outlining how it will improve mobility outcomes.
The William and Lynne Gray Family
The Gray Centre was made possible by a generous donation from William (Bill) and Lynne Gray and family to St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation. Bill is the second-generation owner of Gray Ridge Egg Farms, one of the largest farm-to-table egg companies in Ontario. The Gray’s know first-hand how vitally important mobility and activity can be, and responded in kind providing a $7.5 million gift to St. Joseph’s to establish The Gray Centre and continue their family's more than 80-year legacy of community support and philanthropy.
“We’re delighted that our philanthropic investment is being utilized for both frontline patient care today, and research efforts that will continue to transform care in the future,” says Bill Gray. “Compromised physical mobility and activity adversely affects the well-being of many, many people, and we’re very pleased to help support the advancement of care that can help so many people.”