BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation announced today that it has received a $10 million donation from philanthropist Christine E. Lynn, which will name the Christine E. Lynn Women's Health & Wellness Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital.
The transformational gift is an important step in the creation of a regional destination for women's health services at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The Institute will serve as a "centralized address" for women's health care needs and information, providing a convenient one-stop shop for women, with coordinated access to the broad spectrum of services at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. A comprehensive array of integrated services will be specifically targeted to women as they pass through the continuum of health care issues during their lifetime, from reproductive years and maternity care through menopause and aging.
According to HealthGrades®, the leading independent health care ratings organization, Boca Raton Regional Hospital's women's services are ranked in the top 5% nationwide for 2010, with advanced patient care, education, access to cutting edge research and support groups. The Institute's Center for Breast Care performs more than 90,000 detection and diagnostic procedures each year.
In announcing the gift, Mrs. Lynn said that she was giving the gift in honor of Gloria Drummond, the founder of Boca Raton Regional Hospital, on the occasion of Mrs. Drummond's 80th Birthday celebration.
"I know that Gloria shares my wish that women in our community be afforded the finest, most advanced health care," Mrs. Lynn said. "With the quality of our physicians, the superb staff and the dedication to emerging technology, the Institute will continue to make a significant difference in the lives of women throughout South Florida. I am so pleased to have my name associated with the Women's Health & Wellness Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital."
The gift will be utilized to construct a new, state-of-the-art facility for women's services, creating an attractive and comfortable setting with an emphasis on clinical excellence, efficiency and privacy, said Jan Savarick, president of the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation.
"We are so appreciative of Christine's generosity," said Savarick. "This lead gift for the Women's Health & Wellness Institute will further define the scope and impact of our women's programs and help Boca Raton Regional Hospital fulfill its mission of providing advanced medical excellence to the women of South Florida. The gift launches a campaign to raise additional funds to support the services and technology of the Lynn Women's Health & Wellness Institute."
Mrs. Lynn is one of the nation's leading philanthropists. Inspired by her late husband, entrepreneur and philanthropist Eugene M. Lynn, Christine E. Lynn's legacy of support for the community began years ago, and she has generously contributed to causes throughout South Florida. A member of Boca Raton Regional Hospital's Board of Trustees, Mrs. Lynn has made the Hospital a priority and has played a significant and ongoing role in its success.
Born out of community need in 1967, Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced tertiary medical center (www.brch.com) with 400 beds and more than 700 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 and emergency medicine, all of which offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a Joint Commission Designated Primary Stroke Center.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is the recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence by HealthGrades®, a leading independent healthcare ratings organization. HealthGrades ranked the institution #1 in Florida for cardiac surgery, #2 in Florida for the treatment of stroke, #3 in Florida for overall cardiac services, and #1 in Florida for gastrointestinal medical treatment. In addition to the Distinguished Hospital Award, the Hospital has received the 2010/2011 HealthGrades Women's Health Excellence Award and the 2010 HealthGrades Emergency Medicine Excellence Award.
SOURCE Boca Raton Regional Hospital