Donation Named the Hospital’s Ambulance Entrance
Boca Raton resident Steven E. Bernstein has made a $1 million gift to
Keeping the Promise…The Campaign for Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Mr. Bernstein’s contribution emanates from the Bernstein Family
Foundation, which he runs with his daughter, Abby Rose Bernstein Henderson.
Mr. Bernstein’s generosity brings the total funds raised through the
Keeping the Promise Campaign to more than $215 million toward its goal of $250 million.
“We are delighted to welcome Steven Bernstein and the Bernstein Family
Foundation to our treasured group of Keeping the Promise donors,”
said Lincoln Mendez, CEO of Boca Raton Regional Hospital. “This
is the Bernstein Family Foundation’s first gift to Boca Regional
and we are eternally grateful it comes in the midst of our largest ever
capital campaign and the most significant campus initiative in our history.
We thank Mr. Bernstein and his daughter, Abby, for their thoughtfulness
and generosity to the long-term healthcare future of our area.”
The Bernstein Family Foundation gift is acknowledged through the naming
of the ambulance entrance to the Emergency Room of the hospital.
“The Bernstein Family Foundation prides itself on supporting local
charities and is excited to help fund the expansion of Boca Raton Regional
Hospital,” said Mr. Bernstein. “We believe the hospital upgrades
will enhance the quality of medical services provided to our community.”
Mr. Bernstein is the Chairman of the Board of SBA Communications headquartered
in Boca Raton. The communications company owns over 34,000 towers in approximately
15 countries, and employs more than 1,500 employees worldwide. Steven
Bernstein is the founder of SBA and has served as Chair since its inception
in 1989. He also served as Chief Executive Officer from 1989 to 2001.
His daughter, Abby is a mental health counselor in Boca Raton who specializes
in treating various types of eating disorders, mood disorders and adolescent issues.
“Both Steven and Abby, and everyone connected with the Bernstein
Family Foundation, see the value of the transformative health care vision
at the heart of this initiative and Keeping the Promise,” said Stan
Barry, co-chair of
Keeping the Promise campaign. “They are new members of our donor family and their investment
in our health care future is a profound gesture demonstrating the importance
of our project. We heartily thank them for joining us.”
Recently, SBA rolled out a new Corporate Wellness Program with its exclusive
partner, Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The arrangement, the first of this
kind between the hospital and a large local company, encompasses a variety
of services, including on-site and off-site doctor’s appointments,
blood pressure checks and blood screenings, mobile mammograms, yoga, meditation
and mental health services, nutrition, lectures and other services many
of which many are available to SBA’s workforce by video.
“We were eager to get involved,” said Boca Raton Regional Hospital
CEO Lincoln Mendez. “Three months of intense work ensued between
SBA and our team from the hospital and we couldn’t be happier with
the final result. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this magnified
the importance of the SBA partnership with Boca Raton Regional Hospital
for resources that were unimaginable just a few months ago.”
The $250 million
Keeping the Promise Campaign is the largest fund-raising initiative in Boca Regional’s
history and is supporting its most ambitious period of growth and expansion.
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, outdoor courtyards 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. In the current
hospital building, all existing rooms will be converted to private in
a comprehensive renovation of all patient units including maternity, oncology,
and orthopedics. An expansion of the Marcus Neuroscience Institute is
well underway with emphasis on neurovascular/stroke, central nervous system
tumors, spine, and epilepsy/seizure disorders. The 972-car Schmidt Family
Parking Facility will be connected to the Marcus Neuroscience Institute
once the new tower construction is complete.