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July 8th, 2021 Baptist Health South Florida

Grunin Foundation Makes $3 Million Gift in Support of Boca Regional’s Keeping the Promise Capital Campaign

BOCA RATON, FL – July 8, 2021 – Through his Foundation, new Boca Raton resident Jay Grunin has made a gift of $3 million to Keeping the Promise…The Campaign for Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The Grunin Foundation joins many other seven-plus figure donors in support of the hospital’s long-term vision. The gift brings the total raised for the campaign to an astounding $208 million, surging toward a goal of $250 million.

“We welcome Jay and his wife Azize to Boca Raton and are delighted by the Foundation’s generous commitment to this project, our vision, and Boca Raton Regional Hospital,” said Lincoln Mendez, CEO of Boca Raton Regional Hospital. “We know Jay Grunin to be an extraordinary philanthropist who understands the values and benefits of his generosity, and how it will help people in their times of need. To say we are grateful he has selected Boca Regional is an understatement, and we heartily welcome them to our hospital family.”

Jay Grunin began his philanthropic pursuits many years ago in Ocean County, New Jersey, where he still has a home in Toms River. He and his first wife, Linda, who sadly passed, practiced law together, and at the same time added real estate and other business investments to their career pursuits. Through the years, the Grunin family has sought to improve the quality of life for all residents in New Jersey by thoughtfully investing in the arts, education and healthcare.

“The Grunin Foundation is well known for its generosity, and Jay Grunin is the ultimate philanthropist, one who gives with his heart,” said Stan Barry, co-chair of Keeping the Promise. “The Grunins will be a wonderful asset to the Boca Raton area and to Boca Regional. We will recognize the Foundation’s outstanding gift by naming the Conference and Education Center in its honor.”

The new Conference and Education Center will be located on the first floor off the main lobby. The space will be flexible and adaptable to the needs for one auditorium or several conference rooms and has a breakout area, making it ideal for luncheons and other gatherings. The new Center will house state-of-the-art video conferencing and other communication technologies. This Center will be widely used by administration, employees and physicians. When available, the much-needed conference space can be utilized for Boca Regional community-based programs and educational offerings, as well as continuing education classes. Additionally, the Center will connect Boca Regional professionals with other leaders and experts nationally and internationally.

Keeping the Promise is the largest campaign in Boca Raton Regional Hospital’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 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.

“Quality healthcare is an urgency, a grave necessity, in any region, and Boca Raton Regional Hospital has developed an exciting, progressive plan for the future of the region and beyond,” said Jay Grunin. “We are honored to be a part of this initiative and wanted to not only participate but to help make this hospital a better resource for our new community.”

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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