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For Immediate Release
Northwest Hospital Kicks Off Fundraising Campaign With Three $1 Million Gifts
Northwest Hospital Center is embarking on a major
renovation and expansion project with three separate $1 million gifts toward its
$5 million community fundraising campaign, called the Renaissance Campaign.
LifeBridge Health, Northwest's parent company, will contributed $45 million to
the overall campaign, which will total $50 million. The vast construction
project includes a new Intensive Care Unit, Intermediate Care Unit, the Infusion
and Cancer Therapy Center, renovations to surgical services, radiology,
outpatient services, Wound Care and inpatient rooms.
"For more than 40 years, Northwest Hospital Center has served the communities
of Randallstown, Reisterstown, Woodlawn, Glyndon, Pikesville, Owings Mills,
Carroll County and surrounding areas. As these neighborhoods have grown, it is
important that the hospital continues to expand to offer new and specialized
services,” said Howard Weiss, Renaissance Campaign co-chair. "It is exciting to
see the members of the community support the work and services Northwest
Jerome Fine, a longtime Pikesville resident, first heard about the hospital's
expansion project from a news report on television. The next week he made a
phone call to the hospital inquiring how he could help. Fine made a $1 million
pledge to establish the Beverly K. & Jerome M. Fine Orthopedic Center in
memory of Beverly K. Fine and Diane Fine Jacobs. The generous gift helped
construct a new modern inpatient facility for orthopedic care.
"The entire Northwest Hospital community is grateful for Mr. Fine's
contribution. His thoughtfulness is a true testament to how important the
hospital is to the surrounding neighborhoods,” said Michael Gaines, Renaissance
The Herman and Walter Samuelson Foundation and the Northwest Hospital Center
Auxiliary each contributed $1 million to the hospital's expansion project.
The Herman and Walter Samuelson Foundation donated $1 million to the hospital's
newly named Herman and Walter Samuelson Breast Care Center.
"To have three separate $1 million donations to the campaign before the
official public announcement of the Renaissance Campaign is truly astounding,”
said Joel Wohl, chairman of the Northwest Hospital Board of Directors.
The Herman and Walter Samuelson Breast Care Center, presently located in the
hospital's original building, will move to the front of the hospital with direct
access from the main lobby. The Northwest Hospital Center Auxiliary's donation
will benefit the entire renovation project. The Auxiliary has been supporting
the hospital since it was founded in the early 1960's and has contributed given
more than $6 million to support program and services at the hospital.
"Northwest Hospital prides itself on being a community hospital with the
ability to provide advanced medical care,” said Erik Wexler, president and COO
of Northwest Hospital. "The outpouring of support from the individuals, local
business, churches, synagogues and other organizations is truly wonderful.”
Community members who are interested in supporting the expansion and
renovation project can contact Department of Development at 410-601-4438 and
indicate that they would like to support the Renaissance Campaign for Northwest
Northwest Hospital Center is a member of LifeBridge Health, a regional health
organization, which includes Sinai
Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, Jewish
Convalescent & Nursing Home, and related subsidiaries and
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