Wold Family's Gift Transforms Emergency Department
Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation announced on June 16, 2011 that
it received a $5 million donation from Elaine J. Wold and the entire Keith
C. Wold, MD family to name the Wold Family Center for Emergency Medicine
at Boca Raton Regional Hospital.
In announcing the gift, Mrs. Wold said, “My family and I realize
that all too often the medical journey begins with an emergency. It is
critical that patients and their families receive the most efficient,
comfortable, and compassionate medical care during these difficult situations.
The Wold family is pleased to support a new and dynamic Center for Emergency
Medicine that will provide a superior experience for all patients.”
Elaine J. Wold, along with her late husband Keith, has been a leading supporter
of Boca Raton Regional Hospital for more than two decades. Dr. Wold served
as a board member for many years, and Mrs. Wold served on numerous committees.
Over the years, their philanthropy has supported many Hospital initiatives,
including breast cancer awareness and cardiac services.
“The Wold Family gift is being utilized to transform our existing
Emergency Department into the Center for Emergency Medicine. The state-of-the-art
facility will expedite emergency patient care in a comfortable setting
with an emphasis on clinical excellence, efficiency and privacy,”
said Jan Savarick, president of the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation.
To date, renovations have included an entire remake of all private treatment
rooms, clinical support stations and waiting room. The final phase of
the project, which is now underway, will include a new and larger main
entrance and ambulance receiving area as well as further expansion of
the Center’s waiting room.
Elaine has been close personal friends with Boca Raton Regional Hospital
founder Gloria Drummond for many years. Almost 50 years ago, a tragedy
took the lives of Gloria’s two children who were unable to reach
emergency medical care because there was no hospital in Boca Raton. That
tragedy led to the fundraising crusade led by Gloria that resulted in
the creation of Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Today, Boca Raton Regional
Hospital treats 42,000 emergency patients annually, and is ranked in the
top 5% nationally by Healthgrades, an independent health care ratings
“We are so appreciative of the Wold family’s generosity,”
said Savarick. “This wonderful gift for the Wold Family Center for
Emergency Medicine is advancing emergency care for the entire community.
The Wold Family gift is a great starting point to bring the community
together in our quest to build a superior technological and patient-oriented
emergency service center.”
The Wold Family Center for Emergency Medicine 561.955.7100.