August 5, 2021
From left to right: Candace Hernandez, Vice President, Richmond Hospital Foundation; Eric Gaunder, President and Founder, Hayden Diamond Bit Industries Limited; Kamal Gaunder; and Natalie Meixner, President and CEO, Richmond Hospital Foundation.
Hayden Diamond Bit Industries Limited is a local Richmond company specializing in made-in-B.C. diamond drill bits and products for the global mining and exploration industry. Eric Gaunder, President and Founder of the business, is a Richmond resident along with his wife, Kamal Gaunder, and their four children of whom were all born at Richmond Hospital.
“The business of diamond bits relies primarily on quality. This is equally true for health care. Not only is passion and expertise imperative, our passionate and expert health care teams also need the proper tools to facilitate the best treatments possible,” says Eric Gaunder.
“Richmond is my home and it is of paramount importance to me that my family and staff, most of whom also live in Richmond, have access to the best, high quality health care driven by both skill and modern surgical equipment.”
Serving and giving back to the community is part of Hayden Diamond Bit Industries Ltd.’s corporate philosophy and they have been doing just that since 2001. Besides helping fund vital equipment at Richmond Hospital, they have also been a long-time sponsor of Richmond Hospital Foundation’s Annual Starlight Gala and have been inspiring other businesses and individuals to take part.
“Eric and Kamal Gaunder at Hayden Diamond Bit Industries Ltd. have been champions of Richmond health care for over a decade,” says Natalie Meixner, President and CEO, Richmond Hospital Foundation. “Their donation of $50,000 towards the Surgical Restart campaign will ensure that health care teams at Richmond Hospital have access to state-of-the-art surgical equipment which will enable shorter procedures and faster patient recovery times.”
Innovative equipment and technologies that match the high quality of care provided at Richmond Hospital is needed to transform surgical care and build a healthier future in Richmond.