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|For Immediate Release
Northwest Hospital, located in Randallstown, MD, has received an
$850,000 gift for its new outpatient lobby which is part of the expansion and
renovation initiative known as the "Renaissance Campaign." The new
state-of-the art lobby will pilot the use of aromatherapy as a means of
comforting patients and visitors, among other innovations.
The "Renaissance Campaign" is a vast construction and expansion project that
began in 2006 and 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
The gift, from Howard S. Brown and
Family, will name the new Northwest Outpatient Services lobby, the Sara and
David S. Brown lobby. The name is in honor of Howard Brown's parents. The
hospital set out to design a space that will create a setting for patients and
visitors unlike other hospital waiting areas. The color tones, wall
covering and furniture were carefully selected to reduce anxiety of the patient
and family members.
Soft music will compliment
the physical environment to further enhance the experience, as well as the use
of aromatherapy in the space to further comfort visitors. When complete,
the new lobby and adjacent areas will completely change the look and feel of
"Howard Brown has helped us push
our campaign, in its final moments, beyond our private funding goal of $5
million and we are incredibly grateful. I have been privileged to get to
know Mr. Brown very well and I am incredibly impressed with his generosity,
genuine kindness and commitment to the community," said Erik Wexler, president
of Northwest Hospital and senior vice president of LifeBridge Health.
"A number of years ago my family and I were
pleased to contribute toward the new Chapel and the Brown-Crane Lobby at Sinai
Hospital and we are now happy to support the growth and development of Northwest
Hospital by naming the outpatient lobby after my parents. Our contribution
demonstrates our commitment and investment in LifeBridge Health," Brown said.
The extensive expansion and renovation project, funded in part by the campaign,
will position Northwest to have a state-of-the-art facility that continues to
provide high quality care for many years to come. "Our community deserves to
have a hospital close to home that exemplifies what all health care institutions
strive to be," said Wexler.
lobby will be the primary access point for most of the hospital's many services
including The Herman and Walter Samuelson Breast Care Center, the Wound Care
Center, Cosmetic Surgery, the Sleep Center, Specialty Clinics and registration
for inpatient and outpatient surgery.
Hospital 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 affiliates.