BOCA RATON, FL – April 5, 2021 – Boca Raton resident Eleanor R. Baldwin made her second seven figure gift to Keeping the Promise…The Campaign for Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Ms. Baldwin’s gift total is now $7.5 million, joining a list of Boca Raton’s philanthropic “Who’s Who” of seven- and eight-figure donors to the Campaign who have helped raise more than $193 million, thus far.
“There is no way to characterize the level of gratitude we feel for Eleanor,” said Lincoln Mendez, CEO of Boca Raton Regional Hospital. “She is another long-tenured member of our family at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. This campus-wide initiative and capital campaign will have a significant impact by her participation, by her investment in our future and mission, and by her love of the hospital.”
Ms. Baldwin values the sophisticated local care in the community provided by Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Her donation, a combination of cash and a planned gift, will be recognized by naming the Bistro in the new Gloria Drummond Patient Tower as well as on the new parking facility to be located across Meadows Road adjacent to the future Toby and Leon Cooperman Pavilion.
“Eleanor doesn’t simply make gifts to organizations, she is acutely aware of the services she is supporting and how they will be enhanced by her commitment,” said Stan Barry, co-chair of Keeping the Promise. “She is certainly not a passive donor, as we know from her history here with us at Boca Regional, and a myriad of other organizations she holds in high esteem. She is a treasure and we heartily thank her for her generosity and efforts.”
Ms. Baldwin is a retired educator, having taught for 34 years, mostly in Broward County high schools. She was a university supervisor of student teachers at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton and is President of the Baldwin Family Foundation. She was elected to the Board of Trustees of Northwestern University in 1995 and served until 2003. She is currently a member of the Medical Affairs Committee of the Northwestern Board of Trustees and is a Northwestern Alumni Regent Emeritus for South Florida. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Smith College and a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Northwestern University.
In addition to her generosity to Boca Raton Regional Hospital, she has also enthusiastically supported Florida Atlantic University and Northwestern University.
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. 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 recently opened 972-car Schmidt Family Parking Facility will be connected to the Marcus Neuroscience Institute 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 adjacent parking. These investments are the initial steps toward an even broader vision for the campus with greater access points and even more specialties.
“It should be important to all of us in Boca Raton and the surrounding communities to have the best, most sophisticated care we could possibly have,” said Ms. Baldwin. “I trust our leadership implicitly as they chart our path for the future of medicine in our area”
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 part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, nearly 23,000 employees, more than 4,000 physicians and more than 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.
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