BOCA RATON, FL – September 8, 2020 – The Sands Family Foundation
and Constellation Brands, have made a joint $1,000,000 gift to Keeping
the Promise…The Campaign for Boca Raton Regional Hospital. This
gift is one of 32 seven and eight-figure gifts received by the campaign
that has already raised nearly $165 million toward its goal.
“The Sands Family Foundation and Constellation Brands only recently
joined our family at Boca Raton Regional Hospital,” said Lincoln
Mendez, CEO of Boca Raton Regional Hospital, part of Baptist Health. “They
immediately embraced our culture of healthcare and philanthropy, as well
as our vision for the future. We look forward to a long and healthy relationship
with the Sands Family and we are deeply grateful for their support.”
Members of the Sands family have utilized Boca Raton Regional Hospital
during the last few years, and gratitude for their care was the catalyst
for the gift. This gift will name a Hybrid Operating Suite, a part of
the Christine E. Lynn Heart & Vascular Institute, and will be constructed
in the new Marilyn and Stanley Barry Center for Surgical Services.
Rob Sands is executive chair of Constellation Brands, a leading total beverage
alcohol company founded in Canandaigua, New York, where the Sands family
originally hails from, and their foundation has been an active supporter
in the areas of healthcare, education and the arts.
“Donors such as the Sands Family Foundation and Constellation Brands
are gratifying to all of us raising money for the campaign, and everybody
at the hospital.” said Stan Barry, chairman of the Boca Raton Regional
Hospital Foundation and co-chair of the Keeping the Promise campaign.
“They can immediately see the impact of their support in the value
of our work, our partnerships, and our future.”
In addition to their support of the campaign, the Sands Family Foundation
and Constellation Brands have committed to be the title sponsor for three
years for the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Golf Tournament, benefitting
the Ron & Kathy Assaf Center for Excellence in Nursing. The Sands
Family Foundation also underwrote the 2019 inaugural Glow Red Golf Tournament
to benefit the Christine E. Lynn Heart & Vascular Institute.
The $250 million Keeping the Promise campaign is the largest campaign in
the hospital’s history. It is supporting the most ambitious period
of growth and expansion for Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The campus redevelopment
plans include at the centerpiece, the new Gloria Drummond Patient Tower
where patients will be welcomed in the inviting new Louis B. and Anne
W. Green Lobby with plans for retail, dining, meeting space, a sanctuary
and other conveniences for visitors. The new tower features all new surgical
suites and all private patient rooms exceeding the latest safety standards
for patient care. An expansion of the Marcus Neuroscience Institute is
underway with an emphasis on neurovascular/stroke, central nervous system
and epilepsy/seizure disorders. In the current hospital building, all
existing rooms will be converted to private in a comprehensive renovation
of all patient units. The recently opened 972-car Schmidt Family Parking
Facility will be connected to the main hospital once construction is complete.
Also included in the plans is the new Toby and Leon Cooperman Medical
Arts Pavilion, to be located across the street from the hospital with
an outpatient surgery center, physician offices and additional parking.
These investments are the initial steps toward an even broader vision
for the campus with greater access points and even more specialties.
“My parents set a wonderful philanthropic example and instilled in
us the importance of giving back to support your community,” said
Rob Sands. “It is a tradition, that as a company and as individuals,
we continue to uphold. I hope our contribution inspires other philanthropic
gifts to Boca Regional in this fundraising effort.”
About Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation
The Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization
for Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced,
tertiary medical center (BRRH.com) with 400 beds, 2,800 employees and
more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff. The Hospital
is a recognized leader in Oncology, Cardiovascular Disease and Surgery,
Minimally Invasive Surgery, Orthopedics, Women’s Health, Emergency
Medicine and the Neurosciences, all of which offer state-ofthe-art diagnostic
and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a designated Comprehensive Stroke
Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). BRRH
is recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 – 2021
Best Hospitals listing as a Top Ranked Regional Hospital, for the sixth
consecutive year, and the highest ranked hospital in Palm Beach County.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is a part of Baptist Health South Florida.
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