Hospital to Name the Center for Graduate Medical Education
BOCA RATON, FL – November 2, 2021 – Boca Raton residents and philanthropists Michelle and Michael Hagerty have made their third seven-figure gift to Keeping the Promise…The Campaign for Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Their latest, a $5 million contribution in support of the residency programs, brings their total giving to Keeping the Promise to $8.5 million. Their support is one of many other seven- and eight-figure donors to a campaign that has surpassed $212 million raised.
“Michelle and Michael Hagerty are deeply embedded in our mission at Boca Raton Regional Hospital,” said Lincoln Mendez, CEO of Boca Raton Regional Hospital. “When donors make repeated gifts to our capital campaign, it’s clear they believe in our vision for the future. We are grateful for their role in the success of the campaign and their demonstration of faith in our campus initiative is irreplaceable.”
Boca Regional serves as the primary teaching site for Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine offering residency programs in Internal Medicine, General Surgery and Neurology. The program plays a pivotal role in the hospital’s transformation to a tertiary academic medical center. Expansion plans include more than doubling the size of the space housing the existing programs providing a new learning center, conference room, computer lab, surgical simulation center, and much needed administrative and educational space for all three programs. This new space will help Boca Regional recruit and retain top medical school graduates for world class training in Boca Raton.
“There is no substitute for quality healthcare,” said Ms. Hagerty. “When we moved down here, it became obvious to us that the hospital’s mission was inextricably linked to our passion to help bring the highest quality care to this area. This campus-wide initiative is a spectacular step forward to realize that mission and our dreams.”
The latest gift from the family will be recognized in the naming of the Michelle and Michael
Hagerty Center for Graduate Medical Education. Previously, the couple made a $2.5 million gift with recognition at the Michelle and Michael Hagerty Courtyard on the northern tip of the new Gloria Drummond Patient Tower and other gifts totaling $1 million to name the Michelle and Michael Hagerty Education Center at the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute.
Michelle Hagerty is a prominent philanthropist and strong advocate for children in the South Florida community. She has been involved with various organizations locally in addition to the hospital, including Place of Hope, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, and Florida Atlantic University, among others. Prior to moving to South Florida, Michelle worked in New York for her family business, White Rock Distilleries. Michelle and her husband, Michael, have two children and live in Boca Raton.
“You can tell by the breadth and scope of the Hagerty family giving that they care deeply for others,” said Stan Barry, co-chair of Keeping the Promise. “That personal commitment is at the heart of all philanthropy, and Michelle and Michael define generosity better than most. They are wonderful people and we are blessed to have them as part of the Boca Raton Regional Hospital family.”
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 recently opened 972-car Schmidt Family Parking Facility will be connected to the Marcus Neuroscience Institute once the new tower construction is complete. Also underway is the new Toby and Leon Cooperman Medical Arts Pavilion with outpatient surgery, physician offices and adjacent parking.
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.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is supported by philanthropy to strengthen its mission to deliver the highest quality patient care, satisfaction and safety. If you would like to learn more about supporting the mission of Boca Raton Regional Hospital, visit our website at donate.brrh.com.
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