BOCA RATON, FL – November 23, 2020 – The Harcourt M. and Virginia W. Sylvester Foundation has made a $2.5 million gift to Keeping the Promise…The Campaign for Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The Foundation’s gift has helped the campaign raise nearly $170 million toward its $250 million goal.
“The Foundation is represented by wonderful long-time friends of Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Jayne Malfitano, Laura Sylvester, and the extended Sylvester family,” said Lincoln Mendez, CEO of Boca Raton Regional Hospital, part of Baptist Health. “We continue to be grateful to them and the family’s gift and each expression of support that they make so selflessly.”
The Harcourt M. and Virginia W. Sylvester Foundation gift will be recognized in the new patient tower with the naming of the Harcourt M. and Virginia W. Sylvester Gift Shop. The shop is located adjacent to the lobby in the Gloria Drummond Patient Tower, part of a campus redevelopment plan underway.
“This is our community, and this is our hospital,” said Jayne Malfitano. The Sylvester Family and their Foundation have been long loyal supporters of Boca Raton Regional Hospital with three generations of generous giving since 1983. “We depend on Boca Raton Regional Hospital for our healthcare, as do so many of our friends and neighbors in this community,” explains Laura Sylvester.
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, outdoor courtyards and other conveniences for visitors. An expansion of the Marcus Neuroscience Institute is well underway with emphasis on neurovascular/stroke, Central Nervous System (CNS) tumor, spine, and epilepsy/seizure disorders. 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 rooms 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 the new tower construction is complete. Also included in the plans is the new Toby and Leon Cooperman Pavilion, to be located across the street from the medical campus 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.
“The Sylvester Family has been giving to Boca Raton Regional Hospital for more than 40 years,” said Christine E. Lynn, Chair, Boca Raton Regional Hospital Corporate Board of Trustees, Hospital Board of Trustees. “They join a select list of close allies and supporters who have traveled a great journey with us to this exciting time in our history.”
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-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). Boca Regional 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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